Winter is here and Annapolis has transformed into a quaint little holiday city with lights donning every street and storefront. Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit by cuddling up by the fire with a cozy cup of warm hot cocoa. Luckily, Annapolis has several places you can pick up a smooth milky cup of hot chocolate to lift your holiday spirits.
Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream
You can’t walk past this Annapolis classic without being hit by a wall of warm mouthwatering chocolate-scented air. The shop is full of delicious chocolate treats that make great gifts too. Stop in to indulge yourself in a rich cup of hot cocoa made especially with their very own shredded chocolate, melted down into piping hot milk. Once you grab your cocoa you can wander in and out of the stores on Main Street to complete your Christmas shopping for the perfect holiday experience.
The newest addition to the Annapolis coffee scene, Rise up!, is the perfect location to get hot chocolate if you’re heading over to Annapolis Towne Centre to complete your Christmas Shopping. Their hot cocoa is delicious, frothy, and topped with whipped cream. If you really want to rise up, you can add a double shot of espresso to the chocolatey deliciousness!
Another Main Street favorite, Red Bean is the perfect place to grab a cup of hot cocoa with a twist! They offer Mexican Hot Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, but their specialty Candy Land Hot Chocolate will have you walking in a winter wonderland. This peppermint hot cocoa is topped with a candy cane and marshmallows and is an excellent treat to settle into the store window seat – especially during Midnight Madness as you enjoy a little people watching. After your minty delicious cup of cocoa gets you into the holiday spirit, you can head out to join the rest of the bargain shoppers.
Ceremony Coffee Roasters
For a cozy industrial place to enjoy a nice warm cup of hot cocoa as you dive into work, or read a book, check out Ceremony Coffee on West Street. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle is the ideal place to sip cocoa and online shop. This seasonal staple is smooth and made from the rich chocolate sauce. If you’re holiday shopping near the Towne Centre, you can also stop in their location on Riva Road.