I am not a winter person but I do enjoy a fabulous cup of hot chocolate.
Hands down, my favorite hot cocoa is Max Brenner. It is dangerous for my waist when the pop-up stand appears for the holiday season at Bryant Park and I find myself looking for any excuse to wind up in the vicinity so I can grab a cup of this liquid chocolate.
I am also a big fan of Dunkin Donuts regular hot chocolate. But I think they mess it up with when they try to get fancy with mint, dark or salted caramel varieties.
On December 9, 2014, Time Out New York ran a piece on The Best Hot Chocolate in New York City for Families. I immediately forwarded it to my husband saying we must try Shake Shack, Bouchon Bakery and Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Last week my sister emailed me a link from the food blog Yeah…immaeatthat to a post on Red Wine Hot Chocolate (click on the hyperlink for the recipe). I agree with Kylie that “all holiday celebrations should involve a burning fire place and mulled wine.” She claims the recipe is very rich, but as far as I’m concerned the richer the better when it comes to chocolate or potential suitors!
On Saturday, I am bringing my family to a holiday event at the St. Regis that will be serving hot chocolate, as well as winter treats, not to mention their signature Bloody Mary’s and complete with LIVE Reindeer. Stay tune for that recap over the weekend or early next week.
This Saturday, December 13th, Santa will be posing with guests at the Velcro Holiday Hack Shop (199 Lafayette Shop) from 8am – 8pm. Stop by to meet him (without having to wait at a giant line like at the department stores) and enjoy a cup (or two) of complimentary hot cocoa! Here is a link to the HackShop microsite.
What’s your fav hot cocoa? Do you drink it or do you think its a drink reserved for kids?