The holidays may be over, but winter sure isn’t! And that means hot chocolate season is in full swing.
As the icy weather continues, we all crave a little something sweet to keep us warm. If you’ve had your fill of coffee today or are simply looking for an afternoon dessert, try a cocoa concoction from our list of local favorites.
Though many of the festive peppermint choices are gone, there are still plenty of creamy and chocolaty drinks on hand. Add a pump of your favorite flavor at a coffee house or a scoop of ice cream for something extra special!
Chocolaterie Stam in Papillion is a local favorite during hot chocolate season. While their gourmet chocolate treats pair well with just about anything, their creamy hot chocolate is a must during the winter months. You’ll be coming back again and again!
You may not think to go to The Grey Plume for hot chocolate, but after you taste their homemade version for the first time, you will! Get the classic with marshmallows or try the swiss alps style with green chartreuse!
As one of the coziest places during winter, this non-profit game library and cafe serves pizza, beer on tap, coffee and more. Buy a membership or spend $5 on a one-day pass. You’ll be able to sip your cocoa while playing your favorite game!
Photos courtesy Aromas + Bliss and Hope Jewell
Not only does Aromas serve one of the best cups of coffee, they also have delicious gourmet hot chocolate! Make it a mocha or skip the caffeine and add a pump of peppermint. Pair it with a pastry from their bakery and you’re all set to be cozy.
Another of our Omaha favorites, Archetype Coffee is a local roaster with delicious, artisanal coffees and simple brewing methods. Order a hot cocoa to stay warm and get the perfect blend of cozy and chocolate.
Photos courtesy of Coneflower Creamery and Katie Arant
New to the Omaha food scene, Coneflower makes all their products with Nebraska ingredients. The ice cream, waffle cones and even the sprinkles are made in-house. During winter, try their homemade hot chocolate and add a scoop of ice cream to make it a float!
When you stop by Accelerando for the best grilled cheese in Omaha and in the state, grab a cup of hot cocoa. It’s the perfect post-grilled cheese dessert to keep you warm this winter!
The Roast coffee house is home to A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters, regular events, tasty pop-ups and one of the most delicious hot cocoa concoctions in town. Stop by for a freshly roasted cup o’ joe in the morning and a chocolate drink or mocha for afternoon dessert.
Scooter’s serves more than just coffee. If you haven’t tasted their hot chocolate yet, today’s the day! Order it with whipped cream or a shot of espresso, then come back again to taste the hot cider.
If you find yourself craving something warm in Old Market, stop by 13th Street Coffee Company for a mug of hot chocolate or coffee. Once the chill is gone, you won’t be able to resist the gelato!
Where do you get your hot cocoa fix?
If we missed your favorite local spot, let us know!