5 Delicious Hot Chocolate Drinks To Indulge In This Winter In Nashville

For those with a seasonal sweet tooth, hot chocolate hits the spot during the frigid, cold winter months. Looking to indulge in a frothy, chocolatey beverage this winter? Don’t miss these five unique hot chocolate drinks in Nashville we love. 

Tempered Cafe and Chocolate, Nashville hot chocolate, Best Nashville hot chocolate, Alive Magazine St. Louis

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Tempered Cafe & Chocolate: Chocolate-lovers, unite: this Nashville spot is a go-to when you’re in the mood to indulge your sweet tooth. Tempered Cafe & Chocolate specializes in serving the city with the finest European-inspired chocolate treats, including confections like house-made hot chocolate bombs, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. Don’t leave without treating yourself to a bicerin, made with layered chocolate, espresso and whole milk, topped with a generous dollop of heavy cream.

The Well Coffeehouse:
For a classic hot chocolate fix that will both taste and do good, look no further than The Well Coffeehouse in downtown Nashville. The Well donates coffee shop proceeds to countries like Kenya and Senegal to build wells and provide clean drinking water to those in need. So sit back, relax and savor a sip of the shop’s standard hot chocolate, made with chocolate and vanilla steamed in milk. Other seasonal drinks of note include the Yorkshire, made with black walnut and butterscotch.

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Bongo Java: Another Nashville coffee and brunch staple, Bongo Java is an intimate, low-key spot for savoring breakfast and light lunch offerings with a hot drink of choice. This winter, don’t miss The Avalanche, the perfect hot chocolate with a twist. Rather than mixing in traditional milk chocolate, this drink switches things up with a blend of layered cortado including peppermint, juniper white chocolate and thickened vanilla cream.

Las Paletas: For an offbeat and unexpected hot chocolate experience, head over to Las Paletas in Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood for a hot chocolate and chili paleta. This family-owned spot specializes in crafting frozen paletas—similar to ice cream pops—with flavors rotating on a daily basis. Other flavors that chocolate fans will gladly savor include chocolate strawberry and chocolate with chocolate chips, of course. 

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Frothy Monkey: With five locations throughout Nashville, Frothy Monkey has become a city staple for coffee, great eats and more since its first location opened in 2004. If you love coffee but want to sip on something a bit sweeter, check out Frothy Monkey’s seasonal Mexican hot chocolate, a traditional hot cocoa with a kick. This popular drink is made with steamed milk, sipping chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne nutmeg and vanilla. Want to take things up a notch? Add an espresso shot for an additional $1.

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