Mastering the Melting Process: Tips and Techniques for Perfectly Melting Chocolate in Ireland


Calling all chocolate enthusiasts in Ireland and beyond! If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of ending up with clumpy or burnt chocolate while trying to melt it, fear not! We’re here to help you master the art of melting chocolate. Get ready to elevate your dessert game and impress your loved ones with perfectly melted chocolate every time!

The Irish Chocolate Melting Tradition

Ireland’s love affair with chocolate goes way back, and mastering the art of melting it is an essential skill for any home baker or confectioner…or Skelligs Chocolate lover of course! Whether you’re preparing a delightful chocolate fondue for a family gathering or dipping strawberries for a romantic dessert, knowing the right techniques is crucial to achieving that velvety-smooth texture.

Choosing the Finest Chocolate

Before you begin your melting journey, start with high-quality Irish chocolate. Opt for chocolate with a higher cocoa content for a richer flavour and smoother melting process. We may be biased, but our Skelligs Chocolate Drops are ideal for this.

The Double Boiler Method

One of the most reliable techniques for melting chocolate is the double boiler method. Fill a saucepan with water, place a heatproof bowl on top (ensuring it doesn’t touch the water), and add your chocolate pieces. Slowly melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring gently until it reaches a glossy consistency. This method prevents scorching and ensures even melting.

Microwave Magic

For a quicker alternative, use your microwave to melt chocolate. Chop the chocolate into small, even pieces, (or use our drops😘) and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in short bursts, stirring between each interval to avoid overheating. Be careful not to let the chocolate burn, as it can happen quickly in the microwave.

Irish Weather Considerations

Ireland’s climate can be a bit temperamental, so keep in mind that humidity can affect your melting process. On damp days, consider reducing the amount of liquid you add to your chocolate, as even a drop of water can cause the chocolate to seize.


There you have it, fellow chocolate enthusiasts! Mastering the art of melting chocolate in Ireland is an essential skill that opens a world of delectable possibilities. Employ the double boiler or microwave method with care and consider the weather’s influence. Armed with these tips and techniques, you’ll create perfectly melted chocolate that will elevate your desserts and treats to the next level. Embrace the Irish chocolate melting tradition and savour every delightful moment!

Your Basket
Your Basket is emptyReturn to Shop
Calculate Shipping
Apply Coupon
Unavailable Coupons
00nm-7x9g-qbae Get 6.00 off
01au91xv Get 5% off
01oe-e2jr-o3mp Get 6.00 off
01zm1qwn Get 10% off
020zfhnp Get 10% off
02yfvoav Get 5% off
035n-ya7j-wqja Get 6.00 off
03fn-qx5b-dkha Get 6.00 off
045mbmuq Get 5% off
04nv-ax2i-esnz Get 6.00 off
04pp7sos Get 12.5% off
061hzqky Get 5% off
06oi-88qe-ve59 Get 6.00 off
0bf2-zsb3-cmx1 Get 6.00 off
0cb3pkb6 Get 10% off
0d277zpf Get 10% off
0dda-hxz9-sav5 Get 6.00 off
0dfdz3k3 Get 5% off
0dhi6s2a Get 5.00 off
0edffndk Get 5% off