Start binning your Milo and crack out the marshmallows, because Melbourne’s most elaborate hot choccies are in and they’re more elaborate than ever (and will probably cost more than a tank of petrol). While most of Melbourne has been swept up in a cloud of turmeric lattes, the quiet heroes of our city have been perfecting the traditional hot choccie to the point where it is now basically a meal of its own, and we couldn’t be more
closer to developing Type 2 diabetes excited. Here are the standouts.
Uncle Drew’s hot chocolate isn’t a drink, it’s a punishment for your arteries. Labelled the ‘Mega Hot Chocolate’, this bad boy is literally topped with a homemade macadamia-filled brownie, toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate. It ain’t for the faint-hearted, but it will make your heart faint.
Hash Speciality Coffee
The Hash Hot Chocolate at Hash Speciality Coffee has broken Instagram more times than Kim Kardashian. The drink itself is served on a wooden board topped with a science beaker filled with melted Mörk chocolate, and accompanied by a mug of literal fairyfloss piled higher than a raspberry Zooper Dooper. All you have to do is pour the melted chocolate over the fairy floss mountain and let your mouth do the drinking.
Stables Of Como
Do yourself a favour and get your butt down to the Stables Of Como for their modern take on the traditional HC. Their Nutella hot chocolate is not only DELISH, but it’s served with a skewer of flaming marshmallows. Quite frankly the southside has never been so ~wild~.
When a chocolate brand makes a hot chocolate, you know it’s gonna be better than that one you had at Maccas after Parkrun last weekend. South Melbourne’s Bibelot certainly doesn’t disappoint with its choice of 35% milk chocolate and 64% dark chocolate, especially with its added option of house hazelnut praline for an extra buckeroo.
DEX2ROSE’s ‘Mist In The Woods’ hot chocolate set could quite possibly be the most extravagant HC we’ve seen to date. The set features its very own lightly spiced hot chocolate, along with a generous dollop of salted caramel gelato, raspberry drupelets, and toast-at-your-table homemade marshmallows. Drinking hot chocolate has honest-to-God never been this fun.
Not only can you treat yourself to Mörk drinking chocolate at Hash Speciality Coffee, but you can also go straight to the source at Mörk’s North Melbourne brew house. Here you can get a house hot chocolate with either junior dark 50% cacao, original dark 70% cacao, even darker 85% cacao or the dark milk and river salt 65% cacao.
East Elevation have their own brand of chocolate (Monsieur Truffe Couverture) and they’ve consequently created their very own Peanut Hot Choc incorporating their original recipe choc and—hand on our hearts—it’s everything you didn’t know you needed in your life (unless peanuts give you anaphylaxis).
Image credit: Campfire Hot Chocolate by Mörk Chocolate Brew House