Ready to warm up your winter the good old fashioned way? We've rounded up these sweet spots that are serving everything from classic hot cocoa to themed renditions you won’t find anywhere else! These treats are all family friendly and non-alcoholic, but if you're looking for an adult spin on cocoa, make sure to check out our Hot Chocolate Inspired Cocktail list here.
Granite Grind, Lancaster
This hot chocolate recipe starts with whole milk from New Hampshire’s own Hatchland Dairy Farm. Add to that Ghiradelli chocolate and The Granite Grind’s own Peppermint syrup. Top it off with their own homemade peppermint marshmallows for a classic winter treat.
L.A. Burdick, Walpole
Signature Hot Chocolate
Famously known for their decadent handmade chocolates, its no surprise the hot chococolate at L.A. Burdick Chocolate’s home base shop and cafe in Walpole is a must-sip on a chilly winter day. White, milk, and dark chocolate varieties are all available.
Mount Washington Cog Railway, Mount Washington
Hot Chocolate at 4000 ft.
How about sipping hot cocoa with an incredible view! What makes this hot chocolate unique is where it’s served: 4000 feet up Mount Washington. Take a winter train ride up the Mt Washington Cog Railway to their Waumbek Station. Once there, have a cup of hot cocoa by the campfire, and roast a marshmallow to add to your cup. On a clear day enjoy panoramic vistas from the southern Presidential mountain range all the way to the Canadian border.
The Common Man Roadside, Hooksett
The S’Mores Hot Chocolate
Warm up with a S’Mores Hot Chocolate. The Common Man’s Nick Jaques, known to staff as “Lord of the Latte,” was inspired to create this from S’mores donuts served at their Café. The hot chocolate is made by steaming together dark chocolate shavings and cold milk. Once melted it’s topped off with toasted marshmallow syrup, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs for the perfect winter twist on a summertime favorite!
The Common Man Roadside, Hooksett
The Pecan Pie Hot Chocolate
Who knew Pecan Pie could be served in a mug? Stop by The Common Man Roadside to experience this seasonal specialty. This starts with their hot chocolate base: dark chocolate shavings and cold milk steamed together. Once melted, Butter Pecan and Brown Butter syrups are added, and then topped with whipped cream and candied pecans. Yum!
The Met Coffeehouse, North Conway
Make your way to The Met while you’re in the Mt Washington Valley this winter and you’re sure to find the perfect winter warm up. Let’s start with the Jack Frost. This one features white chocolate, toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate and is topped off with their homemade whip cream and chocolate drizzle for the perfect seasonal treat. Also on the menu here when the mercury drops: The Candy Cane. The featured flavor is peppermint hot chocolate combined with white chocolate. Sip and savor all season long.
The Samuel O'Reilly House, North Conway
Chocolate Festival Hot Chocolate
What a treat! Check out the hot chocolate offered at the Samuel O’Reilly House. It starts with an edible cup of combined dark, milk and white chocolate, melted and poured into cup molds to chill and set. The chef then prepares real deal cocoa to serve in the cups with a topping of whipped cream!
Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley
Schwendi Hot Cocoa
Head to the Schwendi Hutte at the peak of Waterville Valley Resort to warm up with a rich hot chocolate served under a mountain of homemade whipped cream.
White Heron Café, Portsmouth
Earl Grey Hot Chocolate
Made with White Heron’s own organic Earl Grey tea, this spin on hot chocolate brings an elegance to an otherwise classic winter treat. Rich chocolate flavor dances with Earl Grey for a citrusy bergamot taste that is sure to please.