Cold Remedies

Cozy Up with Aspen’s Best Hot Chocolate

We round up our four favorite spots to sip on the quintessential winter treat.

By Erik Hesselman November 1, 2014 Published in the Holiday 2014 issue of Aspen Sojourner

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Find our favorite in The Living Room at The Little Nell. 

You’re strolling around town. Snow crystals hang in the air. You cannot imagine a more beautiful day. But there's just one problem: Midwinter temps are giving you the shivers. Don’t let that ruin the snow globe perfection of the moment though ... just simply wrap your frosty mittens around a delicious hot chocolate.

In the mood for a classic Swiss Miss? Head to Paradise Bakery. The same hot chocolate your mother kept in the cupboard has somehow never tasted creamier. Or, Aspen being Aspen, you don’t have to look far to find a more haute hot chocolate.

Our favorite? At The Little Nell, where whipped cream, a pastry, and a marshmallow—all created in-house—top off a brew made with dark baking chocolate from French chocolatier Valrhona. It of course tastes best when on a comfy couch by the roaring fireplace. 

For vegan cocoa connoisseurs, the Mexican hot chocolate available at the Hotel Jerome is made with almond milk, cinnamon, and almond spice.

And should you be under the impression that hot chocolate is only for children, Peach’s Corner Café’s spiked variation—with Frangelico, Kahlúa, Bailey’s, coffee, and whipped cream—will change (and possibly alter) your mind.

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