November 10, 2015

10 Places to Get Great Hot Chocolate This Season Around Cleveland

By Jason Beudert

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Fears' Confections - 15208 Madison Ave
This Lakewood sweet shop uses their famous chocolate to combat this cold. Made with a milk base, Fears' hot chocolate is both decadent and rich, and topped with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. (Photo via Facebook)
Fears' Confections - 15208 Madison Ave

This Lakewood sweet shop uses their famous chocolate to combat this cold. Made with a milk base, Fears' hot chocolate is both decadent and rich, and topped with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. (Photo via Facebook)

Phoenix Coffee Co. - Various Locations
Area Phoenix Coffee shop's serve an amped up hot chocolate named "Choccolacino." Phoenix's secret cocoa recipe includes hints of vanilla and is kicked up with a shot of espresso. (Photo via Instagram stargazerlee)
Phoenix Coffee Co. - Various Locations

Area Phoenix Coffee shop's serve an amped up hot chocolate named "Choccolacino." Phoenix's secret cocoa recipe includes hints of vanilla and is kicked up with a shot of espresso. (Photo via Instagram stargazerlee)

Blackbird Baking Company - 1391 Sloane Ave
Not only are the chocolate chips to die for, but so is the hot chocolate. The trick is that Blackbird adds dark chocolate to the bottom of the cup and lets the steam milk cover it. (Photo via Instagram)
Blackbird Baking Company - 1391 Sloane Ave

Not only are the chocolate chips to die for, but so is the hot chocolate. The trick is that Blackbird adds dark chocolate to the bottom of the cup and lets the steam milk cover it. (Photo via Instagram)

Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Sweet Shop -6800 Detroit Ave
Sweet Moses is the ultimate hot chocolate destination. In fact, they use a recipe from 1911, and top it all off with a marshmallow square! (Photo via Facebook)
Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Sweet Shop -6800 Detroit Ave

Sweet Moses is the ultimate hot chocolate destination. In fact, they use a recipe from 1911, and top it all off with a marshmallow square! (Photo via Facebook)

Bonbon Pastry & Cafe - 2549 Lorain Ave
Bonbon keeps their hot chocolate deliciously simple. This house-made cure from the snow can be enjoyed with the entire family.  (Photo via Yelp, Steve L.)
Bonbon Pastry & Cafe - 2549 Lorain Ave

Bonbon keeps their hot chocolate deliciously simple. This house-made cure from the snow can be enjoyed with the entire family. (Photo via Yelp, Steve L.)

Angel Falls Coffee Company - 792 W Market St, Akron
An homage to the proprietor's Venezuelan roots, the Vulcan (Spanish for volcano) is a cocoa rite of passage. Half-and-half and milk are infused with El Rey dark chocolate, cardamom, and cinnamon. (Photo via Instagram, Rachel)
Angel Falls Coffee Company - 792 W Market St, Akron

An homage to the proprietor's Venezuelan roots, the Vulcan (Spanish for volcano) is a cocoa rite of passage. Half-and-half and milk are infused with El Rey dark chocolate, cardamom, and cinnamon. (Photo via Instagram, Rachel)

The Root Cafe - 15118 Detroit Ave
The Root Cafe in Lakewood has a Mexican Cocoa that is out of control good. Made with cinnamon, cayenne, and a touch a vanilla this should not be missed. (Photo via Instagram, smashthebarwench)
The Root Cafe - 15118 Detroit Ave

The Root Cafe in Lakewood has a Mexican Cocoa that is out of control good. Made with cinnamon, cayenne, and a touch a vanilla this should not be missed. (Photo via Instagram, smashthebarwench)

Civilizations - 2366 West 11th
Civilization's Mexican hot chocolate is muy bueno. Starting with a bock of Mexican chocolate, this beverage is made with cinnamon and almonds. Delicious. (Photo via Instagram)
Civilizations - 2366 West 11th

Civilization's Mexican hot chocolate is muy bueno. Starting with a bock of Mexican chocolate, this beverage is made with cinnamon and almonds. Delicious. (Photo via Instagram)

Dewey's Coffee House - 13201 Shaker Square
Dewey's in Shaker Square has a bunch of varieties of hot chocolate, but we suggest the Irish Creme chocolate. House-made cocoa is married perfectly with sweetened Irish creme. (Photo via Instagram)
Dewey's Coffee House - 13201 Shaker Square

Dewey's in Shaker Square has a bunch of varieties of hot chocolate, but we suggest the Irish Creme chocolate. House-made cocoa is married perfectly with sweetened Irish creme. (Photo via Instagram)

The Chocolate Bar - 347 Euclid Ave
This is the 21 and up hot chocolate spot. We suggest the spiked coconut macaroon. Their house-made cocoa is combined with coconut flavored rum.  (Photo via Yelp, Lina D.0
The Chocolate Bar - 347 Euclid Ave

This is the 21 and up hot chocolate spot. We suggest the spiked coconut macaroon. Their house-made cocoa is combined with coconut flavored rum. (Photo via Yelp, Lina D.0