Sometimes, a coat, scarf and gloves just aren’t enough to keep you totally warm this Christmas. You need something hot, steamy and delicious to get you through these short days. Step aside, Ms. Mulled Wine and Mr. Hot Toddy, the hot chocolates are back and better than ever. We’ve rounded up our favourite 10 so you can check them off your list this Winter. Merry Christmas to you!
Hitting up Fatties Bakery at Druid Street Market should be your only plans on any Saturday. Sea salted caramel hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow fluff. Need we say more? Find them here.
This festive gingerbread house hanging on the side of a hot chocolate may be one of the cutest things we’ve seen all day. Their hot choccy is inspired by a traditional Scandinavian recipe that has been passed down through generations of chocolate lovers. Find them here.
Cereal Killer Cafe
Was there ever any doubt that Cereal Killer Cafe would make this list? With the most Insta-worthy mugs of goodness around, these babies are guaranteed to give you both a sugar crash and a lotta likes! Choose from Nutella, Salted Caramel, White Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter and more. Find them here.
We’re big fans of Said. At the London branch of the oldest hot chocolate factory in Rome, your cup is drenched with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate on the sides, before being filled up with hot chocolate (our favourite is the Hazelnut). Find them here.
If their pink store front and cakes aren’t already sweet enough for you, grab a hot chocolate to go with your gingerbread cupcake. These Christmas-themed stencils will have you humming carols in no time. Find them here.
This video provides all the explanation necessary. If chocolate shavings poured on top of your cup of goodness doesn’t make your day, nothing will. Find them here.
Chin Chin Labs
Our new obsession is Chin Chin Lab’s thick hot chocolate topped with gooey marshmallow heaven. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Find them here.
Christmas comes early at this chocolate mecca. Whipped cream? Chocolate twirl? Marshmallows? Tick, tick, tick. Find them here.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
If any hot chocolate has made a splash on the headlines, this would be it. Recently opened up in London, Dominique Ansel has brought us joy in the form of Cronuts and Frozen S’mores. And now, a hot chocolate with a blossoming flower. Thank you and goodnight, 2016. Find them here.
Paul A. Young
No hot chocolate list is complete without this classic. Paul’s Multi Award winning Aztec Hot Chocolate is made with water, not dairy, to create a pure and intense hot chocolate. You can even customise your experience by adding your own choice of spices! Find them here.