Fill the void with one of these decadent mugs of hot cocoa.
It’s finally March, which means that the winter season is almost over. We couldn’t be happier. This winter season has felt a lot longer than normal, from its record-breaking zero temperatures to the snowstorms and avalanche incidents across the country. There’s still a few weeks left to go of these cold, winter days and frigid nights, so we thought you might need a little something to warm you up? Here’s five cups of hot cocoa-y goodness to warm you up.
1. D Bar Denver
You may not think of a cocktail bar when you think of hot chocolate, but then you’d be missing out on this really awesome cup of cocoa from D Bar Denver. Now that the bar has reopened at 25% percent capacity, you can come in and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa topped with a toasted marshmallow and served with a delicious side of whipped cream. They’re taking guests on a first come, first serve basis so keep that in mind before making a trip down.
Where: 494 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Even though this is a hot chocolate round up, we can’t help but point out PeteyBird’s unique, artisan ice cream sandwiches. They might be tiny, but that just means you can eat a lot more of them, right? Pair these sandwiches with the easy-to-make Rocky Mountain Hot Chocolate that they prepare in small batches to go along their ice cream for the perfect compliment.
Downtown Colorado has got their own little chocolate shop, perfect for sweet treats, gourmet coffee, and, you guessed it, delicious hot chocolate. They’ve got their speciality cocoa that they’ve packaged for you to take home and enjoy whenever the mood should strike. They’ve got three flavors–original, mouse, and gourmet Mexican spice hot chocolate. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
Where: 2560 Main St, Littleton, CO 80120
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We’v heard that this is one of the best hot chocolates in Denver, and one of the best places to get Creole food. They’ve begun allowing indoor seating, but they’re also doing Creole cuisine outdoors, six feet apart, to keep everyone safely distanced. We’d recommend getting an order of fresh, powdered beignets and finishing up with a cup of cocoa topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Where: 999 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80201
This Denver local chocolatier is selling gourmet truffles in a variety of flavors, but even better, they’re also selling delicious homemade chocolate mix. Available through delivery or pickup, grab a bag of cocoa mix for those days where it’s way too cold to leave the house. Try their milk chocolate flavor or their dark chocolate mix.
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