4 Cold-Weather Treats Made for Indulging in Westchester

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Seeking some sweets and eats to get you in the spirit of the season? Try one of these superior treats, cooked up to inspire classic winter vibes.


We know, we know, gingerbread is just for constructing gumdrop-studded houses with, right? Well, the absolutely outstanding gingerbread houses and cookies at Croton-on-Hudson’s Baked by Susan are so good, they’re worth enjoying (and actually eating) year-round, and certainly during January and February, when the air is cold, and the ground is suffused with snow. If you’re in an extra-cozy mood, dip a gingersnap or two into a hot cup of coffee for a truly delightful flavor combo.

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Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot chocolate has its place, but sometimes a milky cup of hot cocoa is just what the doctor ordered. Armonk’s Sugar Hi offers super-fun hot cocoa bombs, in which a sphere of chocolate melts amid hot liquid often revealing some surprise inside, with a fleet of different colors, flavors, and fillings.

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Hot Chocolate

While our county is in no short supply of mouthwatering hot chocolate, the iteration offered up at Larchmont’s Cocoa Chocolate Shop really is something special. A mind-bendingly thick concoction of Belgian chocolate and whole milk, this supreme winter indulgence can be topped with whipped cream or a marshmallow to launch drinkers into dessert nirvana.

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Hot Chocolate
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Hot Apple Cider

Dobbs Ferry’s buzzy Hudson Social offers a truly inspired hot apple cider hidden on its menu. The restaurant’s own cider recipe infused with a signature selection of seasonal spices can be blended with either High West bourbon or Trader Vic’s dark rum, in case you really want to take the edge off that winter chill. It’s an ideal way to treat yourself during a snowy day in Westchester.

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