7 spots in Harlem to grab truly decadent hot chocolate

Updated: Feb 5


The hot chocolate at Harlem Chocolate Factory comes with a house-made marshmallow.

With a winter storm around the corner, this weekend definitely calls for a hot chocolate—or three.


Here are 7 Harlem spots putting their own decadent spin—think bourbon, house-made marshmallows, even Mike's Hot Honey—on this cold-weather classic.


1. Mojo Mousse Bar

East Harlem 177 E 100th St between Lexington and Third Aves

The city's only mousse bar makes a decadent Belgian hot chocolate using Callebaut chocolate.



2. Levain Bakery

Central Harlem 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 116th and W 117th Sts

Everyone's favorite cookie spot also serves hot cocoa made with French Valrhona chocolate.


3. Sugar Hill Creamery

Central Harlem 184 Lenox Ave between W 119th and W 120th Sts

Hamilton Heights 3629 Broadway between W 149th and W 150th Sts

When an ice cream shop makes hot chocolate you hope it uses ice cream, and this one does: it's made with vanilla ice cream and topped with toasted marshmallow fluff.




4. Settepani

Central Harlem 196 Lenox Ave at W 120th St

The spiked hot chocolate at this Italian spot has a twist—it's drizzled with Mike's Hot Honey.


5. Dear Mama Coffee

East Harlem 308 E 109th St between First and Second Aves

Manhattanville 611 W 129th between Broadway and 12th Ave

The current "Winter Wonderland" menu includes the Starlight Mocha made with peppermint-infused chocolate and the Dark Chocolate Dirty Chai.



6. Harlem Chocolate Factory

Central Harlem 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts

This artisanal chocolate shop's rich hot chocolate comes with a house-made marshmallow. There's also a non-dairy version made with creamy oat milk.


7. Oso

Hamilton Heights 1618 Amsterdam between W 139th and W 140th Sts

The spiked Godiva hot chocolate at this Mexican spot comes with your choice of cognac or bourbon.


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