Hot Cocoa Creations for Everyone

Ready to warm up your winter the good old fashioned way? We've rounded up these sweet spots that are serving everything from classic hot cocoa to themed renditions you won’t find anywhere else! These treats are all family friendly and non-alcoholic, but if you're looking for an adult spin on cocoa, make sure to check out our Hot Chocolate Inspired Cocktail list here.


White Heron Café, Portsmouth
Earl Grey Hot Chocolate

Made with White Heron’s own organic Earl Grey tea, this spin on hot chocolate brings an elegance to an otherwise classic winter treat. Rich chocolate flavor dances with Earl Grey for a citrusy bergamot taste that is sure to please.


Vicuña Chocolate, Peterborough
Hot Chocolate

A true delight—Vicuña is serving up their signature hot chocolate with earthy, woodsy notes this season! Chopped up Vicuña chocolate bars and dashes of cinnamon and spices according to Mexican traditions combine to create this warming treat. Stop in to Vicuña’s specialty café today to get yours!


McKaella’s Sweet Shop, North Conway
Real Deal Hot Chocolate

This hot cocoa is made with real chocolate bars for a truly authentic taste. Steaming hot milk is poured over decadent chocolate before being topped off with McKaella’s signature homemade marshmallows! For more variety, this hot cocoa even comes with flavor choices: traditional, peppermint, salted caramel, peanut butter and malt! McKaella’s is located in North Conway Village, right across from Schouler Park and the outdoor skating rink. Stop in before or after a skate for something hot and delicious!


The Samuel O'Reilly House, North Conway
Chocolate Festival Hot Chocolate

What a treat! Check out the hot chocolate offered at the Samuel O’Reilly House. It starts with an edible cup of combined dark, milk and white chocolate, melted and poured into cup molds to chill and set. The chef then prepares real deal cocoa to serve in the cups with a topping of whipped cream!

This was offered for the first time at the 2019 annual Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Festival in the Mt Washington Valley. Chef Waneeta will be offering it at this year’s festival too – so mark your calendar for Sunday February 23rd!  


Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley
Schwendi Hot Cocoa

Head to the Schwendi Hutte at the peak of Waterville Valley Resort to warm up with a rich hot chocolate served under a mountain of homemade whipped cream. 


Aroma Joe’s Coffee, Portsmouth
Hot White Chocolate

A mixture of real white chocolate and steamed milk melt together to create this irresistible hot cocoa. And what’s even better—you can mix it up with flavor variations to find your perfect sweet spot!  Flavor choices: toasted marshmallow, brown sugar cinnamon, crème de menthe, peppermint bark, hazelnut, or red raspberry.


Kilwins, Portsmouth
Heritage Hot Chocolate

Kilwins serves up decadent hot cocoa made with their very own bean-to-bar chocolate to create an irresistibly rich blend of velvety taste. Warming up with this indulgent beverage is an absolute must when exploring downtown Market Square in Portsmouth this winter season!