Hot chocolate, hot cocoa, drinking chocolate – whatever you call it, we call it divine, decadent and the drink to hit the spot during the cold weather months. Harnessing the power of Localicious, we’ve found the Top 10 most popular places to get your cup o’ cocoa bliss.
While this place has built a rabid following for their coffee and gelato, their hot chocolate is for purists, no whipped cream, or bells or whistles needed: Their “dark, glossy chocolate” is served in a generous mug, with cinnamon and spices. It’s “silky” and “completely decadent without being overwhelmingly sugary.” (We Love DC).
Dedicated to supporting local farmers and growers, the hot offering at Mindy’s is the Dark Hot Chocolate (72%+): dark, rich, creamy, thick hot chocolate (and filling), it will “lift (you) to Heaven.” Nice twist: the chai hot chocolate, a “nice blend of spices with the dark milk chocolate.”
“Walking into this place is like the west wing of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.“ The hot chocolate is thick, European-style sipping chocolate – “very rich”. Or beat the Texas summer heat with a frozen hot chocolate, the same chocolate blended with ice.
The manager calls the hot chocolates (yes, there’s more than one—in fact, there’s three!) “Love in a glass.” The Snooze versions come with cinnamon, whipped cream and chocolate with an added touch of creativity: “Snooze” spelled out in chocolate syrup on top.
This multiple Best of Boston winner is famous for their hot chocolate. Their decadent, fiery hot chocolate has a deep chocolate flavor with a kick of cinnamon. Three locations, including one by MIT and one by Boston University.
Andy Warhol declared this his favorite sweet shop, and paid his tabs with drawings. But don’t send a stand-in, check it out for yourself, and bring a friend: Their world-famous Frozen Hot Chocolate is huge – you’ll be glad you shared it. If you need something warmer, the Serendipitous Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream, grated valley orange, cinnamon and shaved French chocolate.