Enjoy Homemade Hot Chocolate in Your Sagamore Apartment

Cozying up with a warm drink and blanket can be a picture of perfection for the cold winter months. If you enjoy settling down in your Sagamore apartment after a long day with something sweet that will keep you warm, hot chocolate is the perfect wintertime treat! Here are some savory hot chocolate recipes you can make in your Sagamore apartment for a cozy night in, or if you’re craving something sweet on a cold January day.

Slow Cooker Deluxe Hot Chocolate: For an extravagant hot chocolate mix that will make your taste buds come to life, try this recipe by Betty Crocker. It combines both milk and condensed milk, vanilla, unsweetened chocolate and chocolate chips. The toppings are what make this recipe great for after a long day or a treat to warm up with. Add whip cream, marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, peppermint candy sticks, cookie crumbles, syrup and chocolate chips for the ultimate hot chocolate mix!

Coconut Hot Chocolate: Coconut milk gives flare to this hot chocolate recipe by combining with cocoa powder, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla extract. You can see the full recipe and step by step instructions by checking out the link above.

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate: Snickerdoodle flavor isn’t just for your holiday cookies! Make a cold night in a little more warm, sweet and fun with this delicious hot chocolate recipe. Flavors include cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla for that snickerdoodle taste. Add to white chocolate and top with whip cream and cinnamon sugar for the perfect snickerdoodle hot chocolate!

Don’t feel up to making your own? Here are some of the best places around the Upper West Side where you can grab some hot chocolate on the go to bring back to your Sagamore apartment!


Levain Bakery

Jaques Torres

Cafe Lalo

Sugar and Plumm

Alice’s Tea Cup

Aroma Espresso Bar

Best Coffee Spots on the Upper West Side

It is starting to feel like winter has finally arrived and soon NYC will be getting snow, below freezing temperatures and millions of New Yorkers  not eager to leave the coziness of their apartment. For those times you have to leave home this winter, there is nothing better then a nice hot beverage to accompany you on your NYC journeys. Here is a list of some of the best coffee houses close to The Sagamore where you can grab a hot drink to enjoy on your way out into the cold winter weather.

Joe Coffee (85th and Columbus): With it’s Upper West Side store serving local residents for almost 7 years now, Joe Coffee has great hours, and a great location. Just a few blocks and an avenue from The Sagamore, this shop is open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm. If you need that early morning or late afternoon pick me up, they offer many hot coffee, tea and espresso options.

Edgar’s Cafe (Between 90th and 91st on Amsterdam): Caffe Lattes, macchiatos, cappuccino, espresso, tea; Edgar’s Cafe has it all! This privately owned cafe also offers several food options if you are looking to grab a breakfast treat or lunch on your way, including some delicious hot soup! What makes this spot even more perfect is it is practically next door to The Sagamore, making it the perfect go to spot as residents are running out the door.

Georgia and Aliou’s Tiny Treats Cafe (90th and Amsterdam): This local cafe which has been open for about a year and half is also right next door to The Sagamore and is well known for all their delicious bakery items. Their coffee is underrated however and is a great on the go grab, and you can take a tasty treat with you to pair with your hot drink as well.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (86th and Amsterdam): If you are not too sure what you want, The Coffee Bean has what seems like endless different options of several types of coffee roast and tea flavors. From light to dark and super dark roast coffee, green, black and herbal tea, local residents can find almost anything they can think of. They have many locations all over the city, including this UWS shop just 3 blocks away.

Oren’s Daily Roast (84th and Broadway): A little bit more of a walk bein 5 blocks downtown, Oren’s Daily Roast is a cute local coffee shop perfect for a pit stop to warm up at, or grab something on your way to the subway.

Birch Coffee (97th and Columbus): A little further from The Sagamore, if you are making your way uptown, this is a great stop you can make on your way for a nice warm drink! They also serve some delicious hot chocolate and pastries that are excellent pairing to any beverage you get!