The place to order scorching chocolate this vacation season

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Brighten your winter with a heat and decadent drink at certainly one of these native outlets.

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A scorching chocolate from Oakleaf Desserts Bake Store. Photograph courtesy of Oakleaf Desserts Bake Store.
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It’s starting to actually really feel like December — you’re visiting vacation markets to select up presents, snacking on gingerbread, and breaking out your coziest sweater. However there’s nothing that fairly says winter like having fun with a mug of scorching chocolate at an area bakery or cafe. Whether or not you like yours with a dusting of cocoa powder or a floating marshmallow on high, ordering the drink is the right option to have fun the tip of the 12 months.

We’ve rounded up scorching goodies from 4 spots within the Boston space who’ve their very own distinctive and festive variations of the beverage. 


Cocorico on the Omni Boston Resort on the Seaport crafts a wealthy scorching chocolate, made with actual Swiss chocolate, and you may order yours plain or in a number of different flavors. The peppermint is sprinkled with crushed sweet cane and cocoa powder on high, and the gingerbread makes use of a syrup that options spices: contemporary ginger extract, cloves, and a cinnamon mix (all three drinks are $8 every for a small, $9 every for a big). 450 Summer time St., Boston

L.A. Burdick Handmade Sweets

This chocolate store at present provides 5 totally different flavors of scorching cocoa: darkish, milk, white, spicy darkish chocolate, and the specialty of the month, Madagascar. The Madagascar is sweeter than the Burdick Mix darkish chocolate and brighter, with robust notes of fruit. The drinks don’t use added sugar or syrup, and the end result is sort of a chocolate bar in liquid kind. (Costs: darkish, milk, or white chocolate are $6.25 for a small and $7.75 for a big; spicy darkish chocolate is $6.75 for a small and $8.25 for a big; the Madagascar taste is $6.75 for a small and $8.25 for a big) 220 Clarendon St., Boston; 52 Brattle St., Cambridge

Oakleaf Desserts Bake Store

You may get a conventional scorching chocolate at Oakleaf, however a well-liked order is the Aztec scorching chocolate, a spicy drink made with cayenne and cinnamon. Different flavors embrace caramel, peppermint, and peanut butter. Giant do-it-yourself marshmallows, that are mild, fluffy, and vanilla bean flavored, could be toasted and served on the sting of your cup ($4.50 for a small, $5 for a big, $.50 additional for a taste, $.50 additional for whipped cream, an additional greenback for a marshmallow, and an additional greenback for a shot of espresso). 12 Westland Ave., Boston

Sofra Bakery & Cafe

In case you’re in search of a singular spin on the winter drink, strive the halvah scorching chocolate ($6 for a small, $8 for a big) at Sofra. The Turkish sesame confection halvah that it’s made with provides a sweetness and creaminess to the beverage, in addition to a nutty taste. Darkish Callebaut chocolate chips are blended with cocoa powder, creating what normal supervisor Payal Parikh referred to as a luscious deal with. 1 Belmont St., Cambridge