With Free Cone Day behind us, it’s easy to be in the spring-almost-summer mindset that the rest of the country is in. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the weekend calls for nothing but Londonesque rain and overcast skies. Problem solved: hot chocolate, sweet, and more importantly, warm, boosts our mood any day. So grab a cup and drink it outside! It’s spring, after all.
•LA Burdick might be better known for its hot drinks than it is for all its other chocolatey treats. There’s a reason for this: each tiny cup is filled with the richest dark chocolate we have found in the city. It may seem expensive at around $4 a cup, but trust us: it’s worth it.
• Made by stirring their homemade hot fudge into steamed milk, the hot chocolate at Emack and Bolios tastes like liquid chocolate cake. Bonus: conveniently located in many places, with more locations opening soon - keep an eye on North Station!
• When it finally starts behaving like spring around here (or when we have another knockout tease week like we did last month), go to Bon Bon on Mass Ave. for their gelato. For now, settle for their array of hot chocolates and teas. Our personal favorite? The rather spicy Chocolat-inspired cocoa, which can be enjoyed by the adventurous and timid alike.
[Photo: My Recipes]