Winter is here and in full swing. The leaves on the trees have disappeared and litter the floor. Cold Yorkshire mornings with a nip in air are replacing the warm summer days. While it is sad to see the back of summer. The wintery snow makes everywhere look picturesque, and it creates perfect atmosphere for a nice walk in the countryside.
Nothing else quite rewards a good winter walk like a warm hot chocolate. After getting a hankering for some choccie goodness, we had to put together a list of some of the best places to enjoy a hot chocolate in Yorkshire. Take a look at our list and enjoy.
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1. Doe Bakehouse, York
With shops in York and Harrogate Doe Bakehouse is the perfect place to enjoy a hot chocolate that is just a little bit special. This hot chocolate is packed with all the right calories that will surely not disappoint. The toasted marshmallows melting down the side of the cup is the definition of food porn.They have some of the most delicious cakes and doughnuts for the perfect sweetie treat. Doe Bakehouse, 12a Church St, York YO1 8BE
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2. White Rabbit Chocolatiers, Hull
This award-winning handcrafted chocolatier has two shops in East Yorkshire. You can enjoy their treats in Beverley and Hull. The famous hot chocolates are out of this world and even come with a edible chocolate spoon! Topped with marshmallows this will make you feel all warm and cosy inside. There is no wonder they have one of the best hot chocolate in Yorkshire. White Rabbit Chocolatiers, 6, Paragon Arcade, Paragon St, Hull HU1 3PQ
3. Plush Cafe, York
Ever tried a unicorn hot chocolate? If not, get yourself down to Plush cafe to try their raspberry white chocolate creation. Topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and mini smarties it will not disappoint. And it even comes with a unicorn horn, how could you not enjoy this creation? Plush were finalist in the Taste of York Tourism Awards and if you take a visit make sure you try a doughnut or sweetie cocktail! Plush Cafe, 6 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS
4. Ye Olde Naked Man Café, Settle
Their Ruby Hot chocolate is definitely unique! made with specially selected beans from Ecuador, Brazil and Ivory Coast. We haven’t seen a pink hot chocolate before, and we have to stay were impressed. The Ruby Hot Chocolate is a winner and tastes as good as it looks. You can also get a standard fair trade hot, and if you’re feeling naughty you can go all out with their Full Monty that includes fresh cream, marshmallows and a chocolate flake. Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe, 2 Market Pl, Settle BD24 9ED
5. York Cocoa House, York
York Cocoa House is set across from the very site Henry Isaac Rowntree’s very first chocolate business in Castlegate, York over 170 years ago. These chocolatiers celebrate the heritage of handmade chocolate in York by bringing smiles to their customers faces. With a decade of success behind them York Cocoa House is always going to be a top choice for the perfect hot chocolate, and this little number looks like I died and went to hot chocolate heaven. Their ten years of experience definitely put them on the list of best hot chocolates in Yorkshire. York Cocoa House, 10 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN
6. La Bottega Milanese, Leeds
Italians take their coffee very seriously, and these Milanese espresso bar is no exception. It started in 2009 in a small ‘cupboard sized’ Espresso bar and have gone from Strength to strength since. Their hot chocolates are given just as much care as their coffee and this frothy number looks like silk and tastes like heaven. La Bottega Milanese, Bond St, Leeds LS1 2JZ
7. Steam Yard, Sheffield
Steam Yard is staple of the city centre of Sheffield. People travel far and wide to try this hipster fave coffee shop. As well as gorgeous hot chocolates, they amazing doughnuts and muffins that are well worth the visit. Make sure you get there early as there can be big queues for this fan fave. There is a reason it is known as Sheffield’s most Instagrammable cafe. Steam Yard, Division St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GE
8. Bullion Chocolate, Sheffield
Founded on an idea to ‘uphold the true value of cacao through food, drink and experiences’, Bullion is not just a chocolatier. These guys live and breath chocolate, and you will too once you’ve tried their single-origin hot chocolate. They try to instil their love of the art and craft of chocolate through taste. So if you are a big chocoholic, we definitely think you should put Bullion in your diary. Bullion Chocolate, Neepsend Ln, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8AT
9. Marmadukes, Sheffield
Marmadukes don’t put any old ingredients into their hot chocolate. Oh, no. If you’re looking for a tasty dose of hot chocolate goodness, they won’t disappoint. Their hot chocolates don’t just t tantalise the taste buds they touch the soul. This independent celebrates the local culture so get down and support them next time you’re in Sheffield. Marmadukes, 22 Norfolk Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2PA
10. Cocoa Wonderland, Sheffield
Looking like something out of Alice in Wonderland, Cocoa Wonderland’s hot chocolate looks like a creation straight out of the mind of a child. This colourful creation definitely catches the eye and looks so moreish. It looks like the perfect hot chocolate to sit and sip while you read a book, while the autumn days pass you by. Nestled in the hills of Sheffield, UK, they also do handmade chocolates and sweets in glass jars. Cocoa Wonderland, 62 Ecclesall Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S11 8PX
11. Cocoa Joe’s, Pateley Bridge
Sat in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Pateley Bridge’s own Cocoa Joes is a great hot chocolate that will brighten up any day. This number is a Vietnam 73% dark chocolate that’s topped with a dose of cream from the local diary. Enjoy one of the best hot chocolate in Yorkshire in the quaint picturesque views in Pateley Bridge. Cocoa Joes, 41 High St, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5JZ