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10 Decadent Hot Chocolates to Sip in Miami

For the unexpected Miami winter

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While Miami may not have a traditional winter, every now and then there’s a quick cold snap (some lasting longer than others) that sends everyone in a frenzy to seek out the nearest warm and comforting beverage. Hot chocolate tends to be a go-to on most people’s list. It can be creamy and covered in whipped cream and marshmallows, or occasionally the toppings are the star of the show. Sometimes it’s even paired with donuts, or in true Miami fashion — churros.

However it’s served, hot chocolate is the hug everyone is looking for when the winter weather finally appears. These are the top 11 spots to find hot chocolate in Miami listed from north to south.

Editor’s Note: A number of South Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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1. Cream Parlor

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8224 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 534-4180
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Cream Parlor may best be known for its unicorn “poop” and crazy ice cream creations, but this sweet spot is all about making customers’ wishes come true. If those wishes include hot chocolate, then be prepared to have them granted. Want a Nutella rim? Done. Want to top it with a chocolatey cereal? Cream Parlor can do it that too. If it can be dreamt up, it can be done at Cream Parlor.

2. The Salty Donut

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50 NW 23rd St #112
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 925-8126
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Hot chocolate and donuts might just be the new coffee and donuts. The Salty Donut is all about it with its Cocoa Drop drink. A spin on the traditional hot chocolate, it is made with chocolate ganache, served with steamed milk and topped with a homemade peppermint marshmallow that is torched to order.

3. Vice City Bean

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1657 N Miami Ave unit c
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 726-8031
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A trip to Vice City Bean typically means a great cup of coffee or tea, but have no fear — there’s hot chocolate on the menu to warm hands during any Miami cold snap. The talented baristas will even do a little latte art making the chocolately delight almost to pretty to drink. Add a shot of espresso for an extra kick start to the day.

4. Aroma Espresso Bar

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1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8685
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It would be tough to talk about hot chocolate in Miami without including an iced hot chocolate — it is Miami, after all. In a city where it’s hard to rely on cold weather, there’s got to be at least one iced version of the comforting drink. Aroma Espresso Bar is known for its hot chocolate, and bonus iced hot chocolate. Add whipped cream or a shot of flavor for a little extra flair.

5. Exquisito Chocolates

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2606 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(786) 558-4580
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It should be no surprise that Little Havana’s chocolate factory would serve a variety of hot chocolates perfect for Miami winter. The hot chocolate at Exquisito Chocolates is made with single origin Ecuadorian chocolate that is shaped into hot chocolate spoons meant to be stirred into hot milk. It comes in cinnamon, fresh marshmallow, or coffee made with Per’La Specialty Roasters.

6. Latin Cafe 2000 Brickell

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1053 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 646-1400
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More than just a fun cafetera sky, Latin Cafe 2000 in Brickell knows the importance of the churro con hot chocolate movement in Miami. Skip (or add to) the usual croquetas and cafecito and go for an order of churros served with dulce de leche and a piping warm hot chocolate on the side. This classic Miami combination is best enjoyed during an unexpected cold front.

7. La Palma

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6091 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144
(305) 261-1113

Hot chocolate and churros are staples in Miami the moment it gets cold, and fans of this warm treat line up outside the West Miami establishment the moment the temperatures drop below 65 degrees. There’s something magical about the combination of churros and hot chocolate making this the locals’ go to spot for hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thick and creamy — add the crunch of the churros and it’s a basically a religious experience for any true Miamian.

8. OH MY GOSH! Brigadeiros

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2205 SW 23rd Ave
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 456-8378
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Obsessed with Nutella? The hot chocolate at Oh My Gosh is almost more Nutella than it is actual hot chocolate, making it one of the thickest drinks on the list. The overflowing mug is covered in Nutella and chocolate candy that will make for a serious chocolate overload — but it’s well worth it.

9. Chocolate Fashion

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248 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 461-3200
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This Coral Gables staple may be known for its French pastries, but with the word chocolate in its name, there’s bound to be a noteworthy hot chocolate on the menu. The hot chocolate is just the right amount of creamy and guests can expect it to be made with a rich chocolate that will keep them coming back for more.

10. Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken

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8870 SW 40th St #13
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 223-6656
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Mojo Donuts isn’t just serving up mountains of donuts — there’s hot chocolate on the menu too. Order it to drink on-site and enjoy the warm beverage in one of the many clever mugs covered in novelty sayings that are part of its collection. Add marshmallows, sprinkles, a chocolate drizzle (or all three) and make it the perfect drink for the ‘gram.

1. Cream Parlor

8224 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Cream Parlor may best be known for its unicorn “poop” and crazy ice cream creations, but this sweet spot is all about making customers’ wishes come true. If those wishes include hot chocolate, then be prepared to have them granted. Want a Nutella rim? Done. Want to top it with a chocolatey cereal? Cream Parlor can do it that too. If it can be dreamt up, it can be done at Cream Parlor.

8224 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

2. The Salty Donut

50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127

Hot chocolate and donuts might just be the new coffee and donuts. The Salty Donut is all about it with its Cocoa Drop drink. A spin on the traditional hot chocolate, it is made with chocolate ganache, served with steamed milk and topped with a homemade peppermint marshmallow that is torched to order.

50 NW 23rd St #112
Miami, FL 33127

3. Vice City Bean

1657 N Miami Ave unit c, Miami, FL 33136

A trip to Vice City Bean typically means a great cup of coffee or tea, but have no fear — there’s hot chocolate on the menu to warm hands during any Miami cold snap. The talented baristas will even do a little latte art making the chocolately delight almost to pretty to drink. Add a shot of espresso for an extra kick start to the day.

1657 N Miami Ave unit c
Miami, FL 33136

4. Aroma Espresso Bar

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

It would be tough to talk about hot chocolate in Miami without including an iced hot chocolate — it is Miami, after all. In a city where it’s hard to rely on cold weather, there’s got to be at least one iced version of the comforting drink. Aroma Espresso Bar is known for its hot chocolate, and bonus iced hot chocolate. Add whipped cream or a shot of flavor for a little extra flair.

1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Exquisito Chocolates

2606 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

It should be no surprise that Little Havana’s chocolate factory would serve a variety of hot chocolates perfect for Miami winter. The hot chocolate at Exquisito Chocolates is made with single origin Ecuadorian chocolate that is shaped into hot chocolate spoons meant to be stirred into hot milk. It comes in cinnamon, fresh marshmallow, or coffee made with Per’La Specialty Roasters.

2606 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

6. Latin Cafe 2000 Brickell

1053 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

More than just a fun cafetera sky, Latin Cafe 2000 in Brickell knows the importance of the churro con hot chocolate movement in Miami. Skip (or add to) the usual croquetas and cafecito and go for an order of churros served with dulce de leche and a piping warm hot chocolate on the side. This classic Miami combination is best enjoyed during an unexpected cold front.

1053 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

7. La Palma

6091 SW 8th St, West Miami, FL 33144

Hot chocolate and churros are staples in Miami the moment it gets cold, and fans of this warm treat line up outside the West Miami establishment the moment the temperatures drop below 65 degrees. There’s something magical about the combination of churros and hot chocolate making this the locals’ go to spot for hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thick and creamy — add the crunch of the churros and it’s a basically a religious experience for any true Miamian.

6091 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144

8. OH MY GOSH! Brigadeiros

2205 SW 23rd Ave, Miami, FL 33145

Obsessed with Nutella? The hot chocolate at Oh My Gosh is almost more Nutella than it is actual hot chocolate, making it one of the thickest drinks on the list. The overflowing mug is covered in Nutella and chocolate candy that will make for a serious chocolate overload — but it’s well worth it.

2205 SW 23rd Ave
Miami, FL 33145

9. Chocolate Fashion

248 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This Coral Gables staple may be known for its French pastries, but with the word chocolate in its name, there’s bound to be a noteworthy hot chocolate on the menu. The hot chocolate is just the right amount of creamy and guests can expect it to be made with a rich chocolate that will keep them coming back for more.

248 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

10. Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken

8870 SW 40th St #13, Miami, FL 33165

Mojo Donuts isn’t just serving up mountains of donuts — there’s hot chocolate on the menu too. Order it to drink on-site and enjoy the warm beverage in one of the many clever mugs covered in novelty sayings that are part of its collection. Add marshmallows, sprinkles, a chocolate drizzle (or all three) and make it the perfect drink for the ‘gram.

8870 SW 40th St #13
Miami, FL 33165

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