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Winter is here. And while we may complain about the cold, it comes with some benefits. Winter is also an excellent excuse to drink delicious hot beverages like hot chocolate! Who doesn’t love a warm hot cocoa? Chocolate that warms you up? It sounds better than butterbeer. Well, our friends at Metro have discovered a way to make our hot chocolate even more delicious: hot chocolate with blooming marshmallow flowers!

That’s right, marshmallows that bloom. And you thought hot beverages couldn’t get more tasty. If red wine hot chocolate isn’t your thing, we suspect this fun take on hot cocoa with marshmallows will definitely be up your alley.

Look how beautiful this hot chocolate with blooming marshmallows is:

And you can even get this tasty hot chocolate to go!

According to Metro, this creative winter creation was created by Dominique Ansel. Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut and cookie shots. Cookie shots?! Clearly, the man’s a genius. He labels his take on hot chocolate “Dominique’s Blossoming Hot Chocolate.” It is “topped with a marshmallow flower held closed by a small, thin ring of white chocolate.” And there’s hot chocolate in this already gorgeous creation? Yum.

Of course, it’s no surprise that Dominique Ansel creates such gorgeous desserts! Just look at his Instagram:

A pie speakeasy? Yes, please.

Plus, his Cronuts look absolutely divine:

And these adorable pastries are almost too cute to eat!

In an interview with Bon Appetit, Dominique Ansel explained his food philosophy:

In other words, if you live in Tokyo, New York, or London, you should head to Dominique Ansel’s bakery ASAP. Maybe get yourself some gorgeous hot cocoa. Perhaps a side of a cronut or a slice of pie. Either way, be sure to take pictures first! Because before you know it, that delicious treat will be gone.