Sure, it’s hibernation weather right now, but it’s worth bracing snap-freeze temperatures to secure a take-home hot chocolate pack from Boon, Darlinghurst.
For $8.50, you get a little bag with two ‘hot chocolate popsicles’. Melt the choc in half a cup of milk and add the remaining half-cup when the choc starts slinking off the paddle pop stick and swirling through everything.
I like to add cardamom to the mix, just to give the drink some minty bite.
Although it’s not as lovely and decadent as lounging in the Boon upstairs salon and having the hot chocolate served on a platter (with a mini-mousse and praline for $7.50), it’s definitely a winter-redeeming nightcap.
Boon Chocolates, 251 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW (02) 9356 8876, www.boonchocolates.com.au