If you’re wondering where to get some of the best hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted in Indianapolis and surrounding areas, look no further! From peppermint to s’mores flavor, Italian hot chocolate and more, we’ve got you covered with these delicious treats!
The Cake Bake Shop, Indianapolis
Located inside the quaint little village of Broad Ripple is the absolutely adorable Cake Bake Shop, where scrumptious treats abound and two unique flavors of hot chocolate await! Both drinks are made with steamed, whole milk and melted Callebaut Belgian chocolate, giving it that smooth, creamy texture. What makes the Peppermint Hot Chocolate so incredible is the peppermint syrup. It’s a minty surprise that makes it seem as though you’re eating a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie! The S’mores Hot Chocolate is your childhood in a mug with its toasted marshmallow syrup, golden graham cracker crumbs and Valrhona chocolate curls! Yum!
Mammamia Gelato, Carmel
Mamma mia indeed! Mammamia Gelato is Carmel’s newest dessert and coffee shop, and has become the destination for scrumptious homemade Italian treats, including their infamous Italian Hot Chocolate or Cioccolata Calda as it’s pronounced in Italian. If you’ve never had true Italian Hot Chocolate before, you might be a bit surprised to see that it has more of a thick and creamy pudding-like consistency compared to its liquid American counterpart. Try it with whipped cream on top or by itself straight from the mug. Either way, your taste buds will pleased!
Café Patachou, Carmel
With several locations throughout the Indianapolis metro area and two in Carmel, the Café Patachou is a popular destination for college students, working adults and visitors alike. It’s a place where everything from the food to the drinks and even the seasonings are made from scratch with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and on a cold winter’s day, you can come and enjoy a great cuppa! Their hot chocolate is to die for with its whipped cream topping!
BRICS, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area)
Who knew that this cute little ice cream shop also had some of the best hot chocolate in the area! Each cup is made to order, hot, frothy and full of chocolate! It’s also super affordable and perfect to enjoy in front of the shop’s iconic fireplace with a great book or a good friend. Everything inside of BRICS, from the spoons to the cups, even the napkins, are also environmentally friendly and made from sustainable materials.
Lulu’s Coffee & Bakehouse, Indianapolis
Mornings have never looked better than at Lulu’s Coffee and Bakehouse located just off 86th street. Rustic with an industrial flare, guests can enjoy comfortable seating inside the café on those cold winter days, chatting with friends over a steaming mug of hot chocolate and a great breakfast.