It may not be cold and miserable outside (hooray!) but those are not necessary requirements for you to justify getting a hot chocolate. Any weather is hot chocolate weather in our eyes and sure isn't it all the better that you can enjoy it without your cup having to double as an umbrella in between sips? Thought so.
Should you find yourself out for a Sunday stroll in Bray, best pray that Glovers Café is within your 5km because they just shared a look at their hot chocolate creation and it's the stuff of dreams. A Happy Hippo/Kinder Bueno mashup, the result can only be described as a thing of true beauty.
Glorious ain't it? (Make it a mocha if you still need waking up.)
Meanwhile, over in the capital, one Dublin spot is serving theirs with a slightly more adult kick to it with their take on the classic involving salted caramel, Baileys, whipped cream and plenty of marshmallows. More on that here.
Not in Dublin or Bray? Add both to your list for future reference... a hot chocolate Tour de Ireland sounds like a bitta me.
Header image via Instagram/Glovers Café