Hot Chocolate at La Cabaña
Where to get Hot Chocolate
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2014 Jul 17
Best Hot Chocolate made at home for a fraction of the cost. To make hot chocolate for 2 people, take 2.75 cups of milk, heat in microwave until hot, add one 100 gram Lindt Sea Salt bar (broken in pieces), 1-2 tsps vanilla, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Mix with immersion blender (if you have one, this helps incorporate the chocolate)for a minute or two. Reheat slightly if it has lost its heat a bit. Pour over marshmallows if desired.

2013 Dec 10
Ultimate Holiday Hot Chocolate
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2012 Jan 19
Love this shop, and now I have to keep going back for their vegan hot chocolate! It's rich and delicious without being too sweet and the coconut whip is so amazing.. can't think about it without craving it. Treat yourself to this it's so tasty!




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2009 Feb 17
LWB - I am not sure where I got the info , but I'd guess that I asked the barista the first time I ordered it (I usually ask what's in a new drink before I order it) :)

2009 Feb 16
RDMSgirl where did you get the information that Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate has Toffee Nut in it? I know a number of Starbucks employees, and from what I understand, all the specialty hot chocolates have a pre-mixed base, and nothing added to the base (ie. no syrups). I'll be interested to see what other baristas in my area say when I mention it.

Otherwise, if you're worried about sweetness, you could also ask for them to make it with 1/4 milk or so, to make it less sweet.

2009 Feb 16
I came to the conclusion that, aside from the salt, the reason why I love the Salted Caramel Hot Choc from Starbucks is due to the Toffee Nut syrup that also goes into it. I went and bought my own bottle Toffee Nut syrup from Starbucks and now I can make my own version at home that's a lot less sweet :)

2008 Nov 26
RDMSgirl - I too am a fan of the Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate. In fact... I'm a fan of all things salted-caramel *drool*

2008 Nov 26
As for their traditional hot chocolate (not the new Signature Hot Chocolates), I find it way too sweet, but my SO feel that they are the best that you can find--he had a serious chocolate tooth, much more than I do.

2008 Nov 25
My experience has been, because of the salt topping, and the salt-flavour in the mix the salted-caramel hot chocolate taste more bitter than their regular hot chocolate. It has, from time to time, come across as tasting coffee-like as a result.

As an aside, the "Signature Hot Chocolates" are made with a mix similar to the "Chantico" that used to be offered about five or six years ago, which is mostly melted down chocolate, rather than the cocoa-based mocha syrup used in the traditional hot chocolate. What this means is, they cannot make it with soy/lactaid/other milks (they might do half and half if you ask). This also means that a tall, without whipped cream is 400 calories (a grande is 510, a venti is 650).

2008 Nov 24
I tried one of the salted caramel hot chocolates today and mine tasted like coffee. I took it back thinking they might have given me a mocha by mistake, but they said there wasn't any coffee or espresso in it... does anyone else find it tastes like coffee, or was mine a fluke?

They offered to make me a new one, but I went for the peppermint one instead, so I'm still not sure if mine was ok.

Also - they gave me a coupon for a free beverage of my choice since I didn't like the one I got first. Very good customer service.

2008 Nov 24
Oh my, I tried the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbucks on the weekend - I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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2009 Feb 11
Yum, mexican hot chocolate is one of my favourite things. I love preparing it for guests, friends, etc. La Cabana also has a bunch of other brands as well, so you can experiment and discover the one you enjoy the most. I make one with soy milk, which might be the only preparation of soy milk I can tolerate (I prefer whole milk)! It's also nice to add some ancho chile into the mix to give it some nice heat.

2009 Feb 11
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Not prepared hot chocolate but tablets that when mixed with hot milk become a South American hot chocolate.

The one I bought is the Diana brand and includes not only the traditional cinnamon but also clove and moscada nut.





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2011 Feb 10
I completely agree with Sam the Hungry....this is THE BEST hot chocolate I’ve ever had. I went in this afternoon and had a mug of Belgian dark chocolate. It was difficult to choose from the many options but in the end decided to stick with something familiar. Helpful, friendly gal took our order and brought it over to us. Rich, hot, luscious, dark chocolate. Perfect warm-up for today’s chilly temps. It was so good I bought a package of the dark Belgian chocolate nibs to bring home so I can repeat the experience some cold night when I can’t sleep. Next time I go in I’m going to try something more exotic.

2010 Oct 2
These guys have about 8 different kinds of hot chocolate right now, all interesting flavours - Belgian chocolate (dark, milk or white), Aztec (spicy), ginger orange, banana, hazelnut, etc. I opted for the Aztec and thought it was the bees knees :) This was definitely the best hot chocolate I've ever had! Rich and dark with enough spice to blend well with the heat (which was also perfect for drinking on a cool wet day), this was truly an excellent hot chocolate. It was definitely on the pricey side - almost $5 for one - but the quality makes it worth it. If you're looking for a really fantastic ho-cho this autumn or winter, rather than getting a mediocre hot chocolate from Starbucks or Second Cup for $4, pony up the extra buck and go to Truffle Treasures instead!




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2010 Jan 10
Hubby and I stopped here today while in the area. We picked up a selection of truffles and pastries to try. The truffles were all good, especially liked the Chandon and Chandon bleu as well as the passion fruit.

But what was really outstanding was the hot chocolate. It was quite amazing. Intensely chocolatey but not overpowering and seem to have a hint of nuttiness to the chocolate. It was made with steamed milk and perhaps that is what made the flavours taste so good. We had it to take out but next time we'll stay in the cosy cafe area. We'll have it in with some "sugar buns" (not sure of the exact translation) to dip in the chocolate that are according to the owner typically french.

We also bought some chocolatines which we'll try tomorrow morning.





2015 Jan 27
Stopped in for a hot chocolate on a frigid (windy) day. The chocolate smell is intoxicating while I waited for the customer ahead of me to make his selection of chocolates. The hot chocolate was a decent size, not too think, and not too sweet. All in all, exactly what I was looking for. Since Maison Chaloin closed, I'd been seeking an equally delicious cup of hot chocolate in the region. Yum! While you're there, buy one of her strange yet delightful concoctions like sweet potato slices dipped in dark chocolate and ginger. Or her award-winning dark chocolate orange caramel bar -- wow!