02/10/2012 02:58 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2012

The Best Hot Chocolate In The U.S.

As comforting as powdered cocoa may be, the new class of high-intensity hot-chocolate drinks gives a cacao rush akin to eating truffles or a luscious chocolate dessert.

The best versions feature melted artisan chocolate blended with local milk, complex spices or even chiles for mouthwatering heat.Here. Food & Wine names the Best Hot Chocolate in the U.S.