Winter has greeted us all with a harsh hello this season which means it’s the time of year for warm bowls of soup, hot lattes, and rich, sweet mugs of cocoa. In honor of the chilliest season, we put together a sweet little roundup of some of the best hot chocolate you can get around Denver, most of them at specialty chocolate shops serving amazing mugs of cocoa. Take a sip of these 5 hot cocoas and drift away into an indulgent, sweet chocolate-y haven.
1. D Bar Denver
You may not think of hot chocolate going hand and hand with a cocktail bar, but that’s exactly what you get at D Bar Denver, one of the city’s specialty chocolate shops and cocktail bars. Their hot cocoa comes topped with a toasted marshmallow and served with a delicious dollop of whipped cream, plus you can try yours with an oat, coconut, or almond milk substitute.
Where: 494 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
2. Snooze AM Eatery
A breakfast eatery that’s offering breakfast platters, sandwiches, and of course, steaming mugs of sweet hot cocoa topped with indulgent whipped cream and fudge drizzled on top for the perfect pairing. This is the best place for a sit down meal alongside hot cocoa for a more leisurely evening.
Where: 1701 Wynkoop St Suite 150, Denver, CO 80202
3. The Chocolate Therapist
Littleton has got their own little chocolate shop, perfect for sweet treats, gourmet coffee, and, you guessed it, delicious hot chocolate. This spot has got their own 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, so try them all if you so choose, and don’t forget to add mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
Where: 2560 Main St, Littleton, CO 80120
4. Lucile’s Creole Cafe
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Touted as one of the best hot chocolates in Denver, not to mention, one of the best places to get Creole food. For a delicious treat, we’d recommend getting an order of hot, powdered beignets and pairing that alongside a steamy mug of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Where: 999 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80201
5. Stargazer Fine Chocolates
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 for an extra rich and indulgent option.
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