After stepping in your ninth slush puddle of the day, there's a very good chance you're gonna want something to warm you up, and an even better chance you're gonna want that something to be hot chocolate, and an even better better chance you're gonna want that hot chocolate to actually be good and not made by some combination of 1) your microwave, 2) powder that gets in your nose when you open the packet, and 3) a Brita. For those times, we've compiled this list of 15 cocoas you absolutely have to drink before Winter ends.
MarieBelle (click here for address and deets)
The aztec hot chocolate comes in a tiny teacup but packs a not-at-all-tiny chocolate face-punch, thanks to close-to-pure cocoa that has the viscosity of a melted candy bar, but with none of the nougat.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (click here for address and deets)
East Village; Multiple Locations
Their creamy, must-drink number is a combo of Michael Cluizel chocolate and Battenkill Creamery whole milk -- get it New Mexico-style with some red Hatch chiles and a touch of Ceylon cinnamon.