9 of the Most Insane Hot Chocolates You Need to Try This Winter
As temperatures outside continue to plummet, it helps to find solace in a warm and chocolatey drink. Of course, we cannot deny that there is something special about a piping hot mug of Swiss Miss. But if you’re looking for a beverage that’s a bit more grandiose, we’ve uncovered a few of the most delicious hot chocolates from around the globe.
New York, New York - Dominique Ansel Bakery
This blossoming hot chocolate treat is being served up at NYC hot spot Dominique Ansel Bakery. The blooming and delicious piece of art was born from the dessert mastermind who invented the cronut.
Chicago, Illinois – Bombobar
Sometimes a classic hot chocolate is simply not enough to satisfy your cocoa craving. For these occasions, Bombobar offers hotter chocolates. These over-the-top drinks come with whipped cream, sprinkles, biscotti and half a donut. Make sure you come hungry.
London, England – Chin Chin Labs
This ice cream parlor has figured out the trick to surviving chilly London days: thick hot chocolate topped with a scoop of marshmallow crème and toasted with a blow torch.
San Francisco, California – Dandelion Chocolate
There’s no question that the owners of Dandelion Chocolate are cocoa connoisseurs. The bean-to-bar chocolate factory offers three different varieties of homemade hot chocolates – classic, spicy, and rich-ly Italian-inspired. And if you grab one to go, your cookie can stay secure in the cozy pocket of your beverage sleeve.
Vancouver, British Columbia – Koko Monk
Koko Monk is a sophisticated chocolate shop offering unique sipping options such as a white hot chocolate with lavender, fig and chamomile. If you can’t commit to one flavor, go for a hot chocolate flight!
Asheville, North Carolina – French Broad Chocolates
This popular Asheville spot makes your cocoa choice challenging with seven different flavors of hot chocolate in two different styles. Go for a classic hot chocolate crafted with steamed milk or opt for the more decadent choice: a velvety sipping chocolate. The shop keeps things interesting with flavors like lavender + honey and rose, cardamom + pistachio.
Austin, Texas – The Holy Cacao
Balmy Austin temperatures can sometimes make reaching for a scorching beverage less tempting. In cases like these, a frozen hot chocolate will still ignite the holiday spirit. Head to Holy Cacao, – a walk up trailer dishing out delightful frozen hot chocolate treats.
Barcelona, Spain – Granja la Pallaresa
No Spain trip is complete without hot chocolate and churros. At Granja la Pallaresa the delicacy is topped with a heaping dollop of fresh crème. ¡Buen Provecho!
Anaheim Hills, California – Creme and Sugar
With 10 different flavors to choose from, you can't go wrong when you order a hot chocolate from Creme and Sugar. Flavors range from classic to more eccentric combinations like cake batter, chocolate chip cookie dough, red velvet, and shortbread.