The Prettiest and Yummiest Hot Chocolates to Try this Winter

Grab a warm hug in a mug this Winter; we’ve found the prettiest and yummiest hot chocolates to try in London. These hot chocolates are not just rich chocolatey heaven, but super Instagrammable too.

 

Watch mouth-watering video here.

 

EL&N Café

Various locations throughout London

 

EL&N Cafe

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EL&N Café is famous for being London’s pinkest and most Instagrammable café. They have multiply locations throughout London from Knightsbridge, to Carnaby Street, to Selfridges.

This Winter they have launched their ‘A Season of Sweetness’ menu with super Instagrammable cakes, such as pink Christmas tree or Santa’s Sleigh cake, and of course decadent hot chocolate creations, served in Santa or Christmas tree shaped mugs.

 

Chin Chin Labs 

49-50 Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF

54 Greek St, London W1D 3DS

 

Chin Chin Labs

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Chin Chin Labs is Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour, however, in Winter time they serve their signature hot chocolate with torched gooey marshmallow fluff. And the best part is, they have vegan and vegetarian versions too.

 

The Knot Churros

13 Bute St, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY

 

The Knot Churros

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The Knot Churros is a real hidden gem with only one location in London. They serve dreamy churros desserts, milkshakes, special hot and cold drinks, all look like they were just stepped out from a fairy tale. They often do collabs with such brands like Disney or Care Bears.

In Winter time they serve limited-edition hot drinks, such as their dreamy ‘Candy Floss Hot Chocolate’, ‘Marshmallow Belgian Hot Chocolate’ or ‘Pink Hot Chocolate’.

Italian Bear Chocolate

29 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1JG

41 Broadwick St, Carnaby, London W1F 9QL

 

Italian Bear Chocolate

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Italian Bear Chocolate are using their very own recipes, rooted in Italian cultural heritage. It’s not just about producing all chocolate goodies locally. It’s also about that unique ‘Italian-style’ chocolate experience that they call ‘homely hospitality’.

 Their most popular hot chocolate is ‘Triple Hot Chocolate’ which was first introduced in 2015, and is made with three different chocolates: dark, milk and white.

It goes perfectly well with their best-selling chocolate cake that also comes with the same triple melted chocolates on demand.

 

 Dark Sugars

141 Brick Ln, Bethnal Green, London E1 6SB

9 Nelson Rd., London SE10 9JB

 

Dark Sugars

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Dark Sugars brings you the authentic taste of African cocoa. Watch your hot chocolate being made in front of your eyes. They’re using a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate flakes chopped in front of you to be melted in your choice of milk. They have a wide variety of flavours to choose from, such as chilli or praline, and you can have as much chocolate flakes in your drink as you possibly want.

 

Hotel Chocolat

Various locations throughout London

 

Hotel Chocolat

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When it comes to hot chocolate, Hotel Chocolat is what often comes to our minds first. And that’s not without reason!

The luxury chocolate brand offer a wide variety of indulging hot chocolate, from salted caramel, to chilli, to hazelnut, to mint. Their velvety decadent drinks contain different percentage of cocoa – from white chocolate 36% to dark chocolate 85% – and they even offer 100% dark cacao hot chocolate.

Just like Dark Sugars, Hotel Chocolat are using real flakes of grated chocolate to be melted into your choice of milk, and you can have the yummiest cocoa whip on the top for no additional cost.

And that’s not all. Hotel Chocolat are kid-friendly: for little hands, they serve half-measure of any hot chocolate.

 

Venchi Chocolate and Gelato

 Various locations throughout London

 

Venchi Chocolate and Gelato

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Venchi Chocolate and Gelato have an amazing history behind them. Venchi was established in 1878 and soon became “the most elegant chocolate shop in Piedmont”. The brand soon earned international recognition and opened shops in more than 70 countries around the world – including London.

Today Venchi have eight different locations in London, including Covent Garden and Harrods.

They serve amazing hot chocolate creations – including gluten-free and vegan options.

 

 

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