Guide to Hot Chocolate in Chicago

Hot chocolate is always my favorite hot drink of choice. I can drink it all year long but I especially love it during the winter. I mean come on what is better than hot chocolate on those cold Chicago winter days? It’s essential when you’re out enjoying the sites in the city during the winter to make a stop for some fantastic hot chocolate and a quick warm up. These are the best spots for delicious hot chocolate that can only come from homemade goodness. Here’s where to go for a quick chocolate fix and some warmth during your next Chicago winter adventure:

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

830 N. Michigan Ave.
You might know and love Ghirardelli for their little squares of chocolate delight you can get in the store but here in Chicago you can stop by the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop for a hot chocolate fix while you’re Christmas shopping on Michigan Avenue. They don’t just have one type either you can find three different options. Classic cocoa, sea salt caramel hot chocolate and decadent drinking chocolate I mean come on anything with decadent in the name can’t be anything less than amazing.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave.
If you couldn’t tell by the name hot chocolate is the shining star at this place all year round. You’ll find seven different options for your hot chocolate options here. All of them come with a house made marshmallow plus you can have your hot chocolate boozy if you like. Doesn’t that sound perfect on a snowy day?


449 N. Clark St.
For a different spin on hot chocolate you need to try XOCO. They’re serving up a piping hot authentic Mexican hot chocolate, You can see them literally grinding the cacao beans while they make your drink. Pair it with one of their famous churro for the perfect chocolate moment.

Bombo Bar

832 W. Randolph
The dessert game is ridiculous at Bombo Bar. Everything tastes amazing and is so Instagram worthy! Try one of their amazing Hotter Chocolates. This is the hot chocolate version of a freak shake. You can go a little more traditional with a s’mores or go out of the box with their Party Monster with cotton candy and other sweets on top.

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W. Armitage Ave.
Katherine Anne seems to be the big mac daddy of Chicago hot chocolate with lots of accolades from different publications as the best hot chocolate in Chicago and in America! Their signature item is the luxurious drinking chocolate. There are 10 varieties to choose from and if that wasn’t enough choice you’ve got 5 different kinds of marshmallows to top that hot chocolate with.

XO Marshmallow
6977 N Sheridan Rd
A relatively new face to the Chicago dessert scene XO Marshmallow has been taking the scene by storm though. You can find four different flavors of unique hot chocolate here. Their Lavender White Hot Cocoa topped with a homemade lavender honey marshmallow sounds like it’s worth the hike up to Roger’s Park. Be sure to come hungry and get one of their amazing treats to go with your hot chocolate too.

Cocoa + Co

1651 N. Wells St.
Chocolate is the name of the game here. From their pastries to the decadent drinking chocolate almost everything on the menu gives you a chocolate fix. You’ll find intriguing drinking chocolates with names like Rock the Casbah and Lucky Lumberjack. 

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