There is nothing quite like cozying up to a rich, heart-warming cup of hot chocolate. With several chilly months in Utah (plus more bizarre weather days than we can keep track of), it’s fitting to know where the absolute best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City is. From decadent cups of seemingly pure liquid chocolate (see our number one pick) to more classic, whipped-cream-topped mugs, you’re sure to find a cup of chocolatey goodness that’s perfect for you.
5. Bruges Waffles & Frites
Although most readers here at Female Foodie know and love Bruges Waffles & Frites for their life-changing liege waffles (literally heaven in every bite), we’re definitely big fans of their rich and luxurious Belgian hot chocolate. Next time you visit bruges, take a look past the counter and you’ll notice their hot cocoa machine constantly churning the Belgian chocolate and cream together. My favorite is to pair this delicious cup of cocoa with a waffle and a scoop of creme fraiche. Because what is better together than sugar & sugar?
4. Grand America Hotel
This list of best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City wouldn’t be complete with out the most regal of options. Next time you’re wanting to warm up downtown, or catch up with friends in a gorgeous environment with a hot beverage, make your way to the gorgeous lobby lounge and pull up a chair for a great conversation and a dose of quality people watching. Better yet make it an event during their afternoon tea from 1:00-3:00 p.m. each afternoon, accompanied with traditional English menu items.
3. Tulie Bakery
Tulie Bakery wins again. We couldn’t leave them out on our list of the best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City because they serve a perfect classic cup of hot chocolate. Bakers cocoa, sugar, and cream are the sole three ingredients that make the magic happen with this frothy, warm cup of deliciousness. And while you’re making a stop at Tulie, enjoy your hot cocoa with a delicious panini or morning bun (they’ll heat it up for you- just ask!).
2. Normal® Ice Cream
You’ve heard of hot chocolate and frozen hot chocolate, but chances are you’ve never tried a hot chocolate float before. Luckily, at Normal® Ice Cream pop up shop in Trolley Square, there is indeed a hot cocoa float. Served with any available soft serve flavor, this hot cocoa is also topped with a decadent house-made marsh-mellow. The combination of their soft-serve ice cream with the hot cocoa makes the whole ensemble even creamier than usual, and the marsh-mellow is the perfect bonus.
1. Hatch Family Chocolates
This is the “creme de la creme” of all hot chocolates in Salt Lake City. Tucked away in the avenues across the street from LDS hospital lies my favorite chocolate shop in the entire city. Not to anyone’s surprise, they make one killer cup of hot cocoa. Picture heavy cream, whole milk, and melted dark chocolate pieces for my favorite cup of hot chocolate in SLC. It’s more decadent than anything you’ve had but with one sip you’ll see why we keep coming back for more. They have milk, dark (favorite), and even vegan options. This hot chocolate is so rich and chocolatey that it’s a dessert for a cup by itself.