Utah is known for having the best snow on earth—it’s also known for having that snow (and accompanying cold temperatures) start as early as October and come and go through April. So how do Utahns handle such long winters? Besides working up a sweat skiing and snowboarding, they drink lots of hot chocolate.
But what do you do in the summertime in Utah? No one likes hot chocolate when the temperatures are reaching triple digits! You want something ice cold. Whether you live in Utah or are just visiting, if you’re wondering where the best places to get frozen hot chocolate near me are, I’ve got you covered. From Park City all the way down to St. George, here are the top spots to get a delicious cup of frozen hot cocoa in Utah.
The founders of Ritual Chocolate have a simple mission: “produce exceptional quality chocolate while celebrating the complexity of the cacao bean.” And if you ask me, they do just that with all their chocolate offerings, but notably their cafe’s hot chocolate. A Park City staple, Ritual Chocolate serves a delicious iced drinking chocolate that’s sure to cool you down, a mouthwatering cup of hot chocolate, and sipping chocolate, all of which are made using their heaven-sent Mid Mountain chocolate.
Salt Lake City
Finding the best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City isn’t hard. Ask the locals what their favorite downtown chocolate shop is and they’ll likely tell you Hatch Family Chocolates. And being expert chocolate makers, it’s no surprise they make a mean cup of cocoa. In my opinion, their frozen hot chocolate is even better. Served tall and with a scoop (yes a scoop!) of homemade whip cream, it’s a simple, yet taste bud wowing, recipe for chocolatey comfort in a cup. Hatch’s offers milk and dark chocolate choices, as well as vegan options.
All over Utah…
Trust me when I say that this soda shop has an incredible frozen hot chocolate. This item doesn’t appear on their regular menu, but ask for it and you won’t be disappointed. The chocolate syrup ribbons across the plastic cup and drizzled over the whipped cream make this drink one to remember. And with locations all over Utah (including St. George and even to Las Vegas, Nevada) you can be sure to find this beverage in all your travels.
If you’re looking for great ambiance and gourmet frozen hot chocolate, head to Provo. You might be hesitant to try a dessert and drink stop that used to be a car wash, but your reward is inside. Sit back and sip from your tall glass of frozen hot chocolate and enjoy this late night eatery. If you want some sugar overload, try pairing your frozen hot chocolate drink with some churro bites.
While there may be skeptics, let me say that Waffle Bliss, a food truck, delivers an amazing frozen hot chocolate. The crowning achievement is the homemade whipped cream. It’s sweet and creamy – everything whipped cream should be. You won’t regret trying to find this food truck to get this sweet treat.
So when the weather warms up or a craving hits, don’t settle for a soda. Treat yourself to one of Utah’s best of the best cups of frozen hot chocolate no matter where you are.