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Where to Find Hot Chocolate in West Chester

February 20, 2020

The chilly weather has settled into West Chester, and it may have you dreaming about the lazy days of summer, strolling from your Chestnut Square apartment into the heart of downtown to chill off with some gelato. While that time is still a ways off, you can still take that stroll—though this time to warm up!

Gemelli Gelato is known for its namesake, the handcrafted sweet treat that’s always made fresh and with local ingredients (and offers a wide range of flavors, including options for vegans and a menu that changes weekly). While you can still get your favorite sweets in the winter, you can also hit up Gemelli for a steaming cup of hot chocolate—which also receives the same handcrafted care as Gemelli’s famous gelato.

All of the shop’s gourmet hot chocolate drinks are made fresh in-house. Gemelli follows recipes straight from Italy—including Valrhona 70% dark chocolate, organic milk (from local farms!) and 100% cocoa powder. Unlike the sugary, syrupy versions you may get at other shops, Gemelli’s commitment to freshness follows through on its hot chocolate menu, which features its signature drink as well as a new caramel chocolate, brimming with homemade caramel. For an extra pick-me-up to help you get through the workday, you can even add a shot of espresso for an added boost. And if you really want to satisfy your sweet tooth, opt for the hot chocolate affogato, which features a scoop of gelato. In addition to its hot chocolates, Gemelli also offers organic loose leaf tea, in six different varieties, and a wide range of La Colombe coffee and espresso options.

So escape from Old Man Winter in the cozy, quaint confines of Gemelli—where you can warm up in delicious fashion as you await the return of gelato season!

Gemelli Gelato

12 W. Market St.

West Chester, PA 19382