WESTPORT - Hot chocolate from Cocoa Michelle is helping Westport residents brave the frigid cold.

The shop, on Railroad Place, offers three different types of hot chocolate. It has the simple shot, the "cocochino" that combines its own chocolate mix, steamed milk and foamy top, and the traditional "chocolatte."

The store has its own secret recipe liquid chocolate machine, which it calls Euro Cocoa Mix.

Workers at Cocoa Michelle tell News 12 Connecticut that they serve at least 200 hot drinks between 5 and 8 a.m. during the busy morning rush hour.