As a connoisseur of all things sweet, I was drawn to Shockolat's cioccolata calda or hot chocolate a mere three hours after arriving in Milan. Rich, creamy, and thick, it is hands down the best hot chocolate I have ever had. In fact, it is so delicious it took me a few weeks before I was able to ignore the January temps and try their gelato. Shockolat manages to combine true flavor with a thick velvety texture that is perfect for gelato. Their hazelnut and chocolate with chili pepper flavors are at the top of my list. This little gelateria also offers a variety of cakes and sandwiches during the day. Even in the winter months it would be a shame to leave off of your Milano wanderlist.