Chilly weather calls for hot chocolate, and Melbourne venues are getting experimental with the drink. Pidapipo has brought back its much-loved dark chocolate and fior di latte gelato take. ⁠Mork has a caramelised banana and lime variation. And you can pick up a babka-inspired version at Ruben’s Deli.

Fior Di Latte Hot Chocolate from Pidapipo

Lisa Valmorbida’s gelateria Pidapipo has brought back its winter hot chocolate. Fior di latte gelato (with marshmallows folded in) is scooped into velvety hot chocolate made with 72 per cent dark chocolate before the whole thing is topped with caramelised hazelnuts. The drink is only available at Pidapipo’s Fitzroy and Windsor stores.

Caramelised Banana Lime Hot Chocolate from Mork

This two-layer hot chocolate was developed by chef Shaun Quade (Lume) and is only served at Mork’s new Centre Place store. It’s a classic hot chocolate topped with an aerated caramelised banana custard and finished with lime zest.

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Babka Hot Chocolate from Ruben’s Deli

Amanda Ruben and Chris Watson’s Armadale shop serves a dark hot choc made with its signature mix: whipped cream, babka crumb and cinnamon.