Craving chocolate, but in the mood for more than a boring bar or a scoop of ice cream? Cool down as the end of the summer sizzles with compromise – a frozen hot chocolate at one of these New York City chocolate shops and restaurants. By Sarah Shaker.
This tourist attraction, made popular by the romantic comedy of the same name, is not just for out-of-towners. Known for creating the original frozen hot chocolate, New Yorkers shouldn’t miss this dessert haven. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is served in a large glass, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Mix it up with their newer varieties, like Peanut Butter Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, Frrrozen Mochaccino or Frrrozen Pineapple Lime for a twist on a classic New York favorite.
A favorite at CBS New York for low calorie desserts, Popbar serves more than bars, offering a creamy Frozen Hot Chocolate, topped with whipped cream. Grab this chocolate drink to go when wandering the West Village on a warm weekend afternoon or to end a date night on a sweet note.
Known as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres’ multiple NYC locations serve a fudgesicle-like frozen hot chocolate to cool you down during the end-of-summer heat wave. Make sure to pair your frosty beverage with one of their famous chocolate chip cookies for the ultimate chocolate dessert.
The Aztec Iced Chocolate at MarieBelle is crafted from single origin beans. This frozen drink is rich, yet cool and refreshing. You can purchase the mix in store and online to make at home by simply melting in hot water and then blending with ice for a taste of MarieBelle anytime of the year!
Dylan's Candy Bar
This magical candy castle on the Upper East Side is filled with sugary treats and features a Candy Café Menu for in-store dining. Frozen Hot Cocoa comes in 6 varieties, from Simply Perfect (Belgian chocolate shavings, marshmallows, marshmallow twist, maraschino cherry) to Birthday Party (white chocolate shavings, birthday cake, hot fudge, sprinkles) to satisfy kids at any age at Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.