Top Hot Chocolate

A roundup of places to find the best cocoa in the Mountain West

Whether you like to add a dash of cinnamon or a handful of marshmallows, there’s no better drink to warm you up than a cup of hot chocolate. Check out this roundup of the best hot cocoa in the mountains.

The Crown, Breckenridge

Located on Main Street in Breckenridge, this cozy hangout serves up the chocolatey beverage along with pastries, sandwiches and flatbread.
215 S. Main St. #L Breckenridge, CO. 80424 

Sugar Pine Cakery & Cafe, Tahoe City

Starting at $3.50, sip on the sweet treat at this charming shop that dishes out a menu made with organic ingredients that are in season and local.
2923 Lake Forest Rd. Tahoe City, CA 96145

Four Seasons, Vail

Head to The Remedy Bar for a sophisticated atmosphere and a one-of-a-kind hot chocolate tasting. Each cup is topped with marshmallows and whipped cream and served with chocolate streusel.
One, Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657

Picnic, Jackson Hole

Choose from oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk and more to customize your hot chocolate at this Jackson cafe. From the folks who brought you Persephone, this spot is known for its fresh food and good coffee. Grab a brownie or biscotti to accompany your cocoa.
1110 Maple Way, Suite B Jackson Hole, WY 83001

The Little Nell, Aspen

The Nell’s Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat this holiday season. The famous recipe includes Valrhona’s single origin chocolate, cocoa powder, half-and-half, granulated sugar and a pinch of salt. Add Amaretto, Bailey’s, Frangelico, Kahlua or your favorite coffee liqueur for a little more pizazz.
675 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611

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