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Hot chocolate sips in Boston

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Classic hot chocolate from Stephanie’s on Newbury.

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It is officially winter, aka hot chocolate weather, so we can all bundle up and grab a great big mug of cocoa.

The silky warm beverage is perfect for long strolls looking at lights, shopping holiday markets, and to wet your whistle as you sing along with your favorite carols. No matter how you top it (we vote for extra marshmallows + a candy cane to stir) hot chocolate is one of the most festive drinks of the season.

Here’s a list of cafes and restaurants where you can bundle up and find a cup of cheerful cocoa in Boston.

Cacao, 23 Lincoln St., Newton
This chocolate + nuts shop has classic drinking chocolate + a spicy version to add some more heat to your sips.

Caffe Vittoria, 290-296 Hanover St.
Try a classic cup of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream from Boston’s first Italian cafe.

Cannonball Cafe, 383 Dorchester Ave.
Don’t miss the hot chocolate with seasonal add ons.

JP Licks, Multiple locations
This ice cream shop also has a full espresso bar where you can indulge in hot chocolate or white chocolate.

L.A. Burdick Chocolates, 220 Clarendon St. + 52 Brattle St., Cambridge
For the finer chocolate drinkers, this store has the classic flavors and single source options with something for every palette.

The Worlds Best Cup of Hot Cocoa from Night Shift Brewing.

It’s not just a cup of hot chocolate it’s the Worlds Best Cup of Hot Cocoa.

Photo via Night Shift Brewing

Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett
Head over to the Everett location to sip one of the seasonal specials, like the World’s Best Cup of Hot Cocoa made with rum, orange spritz, whipped cream, and orange zest.

Stephanie’s on Newbury, 190 Newbury St.
Don’t miss out on the hot chocolate flight, which you can enjoy with or without cordials. The four samples include a classic milk chocolate, pumpkin spice white chocolate, peppermint milk chocolate, and espresso mocha.

South End Buttery, 314 Shawmut Ave.
Two flavors (dark chocolate and caramel hot chocolate) in three sizes (12, 16, or 24 oz) means this is the “Goldilocks” of hot chocolate sips.

Thinking Cup, Multiple locations
If you are feeling fancy, this cup of French Hot Chocolate was made for you. The beverage is made with 64% Tainori Valhrona drinking chocolate.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St.
Cozy up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate or white hot chocolate at this Newbury Street cafe.

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