’Tis the season for hot chocolate. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa following an afternoon on the slopes or sledding hill, and Grand Rapids has plenty of places to enjoy this winter favorite.
One of our favorites is Mokaya. Choose between a handful of options, including traditional hot cocoa with house-made vanilla marshmallow or try the Mokaya Mexican Hot Cocoa for a spicier flair. Mokaya also offers a salted caramel hot chocolate and Parisian-style drinking chocolate. Whichever hot chocolate you choose, pair it with Mokaya’s seasonal truffle offerings. 638 Wealthy St. SE
While Madcap has made a name for itself due to its coffee, the popular coffee shop also makes a great hot chocolate. The classic hot cocoa offering boasts milk from MOO-Ville creamery — a Michigan company — and Madcap makes its own chocolate ganache every few days to ensure freshness. Multiple locations.
You also can enjoy your hot chocolate while basking in a fresh snowfall. Outside Coffee Co. offers hot chocolate and heated domes so you can spend time outdoors and keep warm. Its hot chocolate, called Brother Bear, is made with Mokaya chocolate. 734 Wealthy St. SE