Maybe you’re out and about in the city and want something chocolate-y and refreshing. Stop at one of these amazing DC stores for either an iced or frozen chocolate-themed drink this summer. (Looking for a great hot cocoa in DC, instead? Click here for that guide!)
The Chocolate House
Go For: Frozen Hot Chocolate
This is our #1 recommendation! Frozen hot chocolate at DC’s craft chocolate store in Dupont Circle (almost Adam’s Morgan) is your winning choice. Their signature frozen hot chocolate is unique to the District! It’s very cold (hi, brain freeze!), refreshing, rich and sugary. It’s basically like a wonderful cocoa milkshake for a hot summer day.
Go For: Ice Minty Mocha
We’re pretty obsessed with Buttercream in general, but you simply must try their beverages! Their “ice minty mocha” that’s basically an iced hot chocolate with coffee and mint and it’s… heavenly. If you don’t want caffeine, they also offer an iced green tea beverage. We simply had to list Buttercream here, though; they’re SO good.
Go For: Chocolate de la Abuela, over ice
We live for the energetic vibes at Colada Shop. It’s a wonderful place to go and lift your spirits and to meet up with friends over a pina colada. This shop also has wonderful Cuban coffee and hot chocolate/dessert creations, like churros. If “iced hot chocolate” isn’t on the menu, the staff have been very friendly about making it for us in the past 🙂 Viva el chocolate!
Go For: Iced Mocha or “Iced Hot Chocolate”
Compass Coffee has lots of locations in DC, so you’re bound to be able to locate one during your DC escapades. They offer a solid iced mocha, and have a “secret menu” offering if you ask for “iced hot chocolate!”
Go For: Mint Dark Chocolate Iced Latte
Royal DC is one of our favorite coffee shops in DC and we frequent it for the food and the drinks. It occupies a cool corner space in the LeDroit Park neighborhood (near Shaw) and has great vibes. Definitely try their coffee or their “Open Sesame” drink, and certainly go for their Mint Dark Chocolate Iced Latte; you won’t be disappointed. And, if you’re hungry, be sure to check out their food menu. We like going in the afternoon for an arepa!