Whether you are 4, 44, or 84, hot chocolate will put a smile on your face. Luckily, we have some pretty spectacular venues to enjoy that delicious cup. The big question is . . . whether you are a marshmallow on top sort of person or do you want your hot chocolate mounded with fresh whipping cream? Regardless, below are some of the best places to snag this age-old treat.
Close to Home
Panera (1700 University Dr. Fort Worth)
You and your littles will swoon over Panera’s Signature Hot Chocolate with chocolate chip marshmallows . . . yes, I said chocolate chip marshmallows!
Brewed (801 W Magnolia Ave. Fort Worth)
For a mom’s night out hot chocolate, Brewed is the place to be! You can enjoy a traditional hot cocoa with milk or dark chocolate and perfectly steamed milk. Or if your hot chocolate needs a little something special try The Grasshopper, which is hot chocolate mixed with house-made mint syrup. The moment you step into Brewed you will become an immediate fan.
Casablanca Coffee (215 W 8th St. Fort Worth)
A must on this chocolatey journey is Casablanca . . . . Go for the hot chocolate (and super smooth coffee) and stay for the banana and nutella sweet crepe.
Buon Giorno Coffee (915 Florence St. Fort Worth)
You can get your hot chocolate piping hot or frozen at Buon Giorno. If you’re game for something different try the Frozen White Hot Chocolate . . . decadence and delight are two words that come to mind. But, if you are a cocoa traditionalist the European Hot Chocolate will not disappoint. Whichever suits your taste, you want to be sure to pair your drink with a house-made pastry. Your sweet tooth will thank you.
If You Want to Make a Night of It . . . or Morning
Cultivar Coffee (235 W Hickory St., Denton)
My personal favorite on the great hot chocolate journey . . . maybe because you can get some of DFW’s best donuts right next door. The hot chocolate was perfectly hot to be able to take one immediate sip and not scald your tongue. The steamed milk art made my littles giggle with delight and were so proud to each hold a special cup filled with happiness.
If You Want to Stay Home
Try this recipe and you may just have a line of people out your door, because you now serve the best hot cocoa in town. 🙂
- 6 Cups milk
- 1.5 Cups heavy cream
- One 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Cups milk chocolate chips (you can use bittersweet or white but I like milk chocolate best)
- 1 Tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a good-size pot and stir over low heat for 30 minutes, or until chocolate is perfectly melted and incorporated. Simple and delicious but definitely NOT low cal. 😉
This is the perfect treat for a fall or winter playdate. Have it warming on the stove or in the crock pot ready to go. To have some extra fun with this you can have toppings in bowls so each child (and parent) can top his or her cocoa just right. Or you can set out white to-go cups along with markers and all of the kiddos can design their own logo on the cup.
Do you have a favorite hot chocolate hot spot that we missed? Let us know. 🙂 We may just meet you there!
Avoca on Magnolia also has a great hot chocolate!
You are SO right Bethany!! It was hard to narrow the list 🙂
My personal favorite is at Juice Junkies!! It is so smooth and creamy with the house made almond milk. Perfect alternative for those who can’t/don’t drink dairy. I’m going to have to check out several on this list now.
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