Toronto winters can be brutal. The deep freeze that graced us over the past few weeks has proved that we really do live in the Great White North. And when it’s that cold outside, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate. A classic hot chocolate is always nice, but sometimes you need to kick it up a notch and treat yourself to a little something more.
From a spicy hot chocolate that will give you an extra kick this winter to tequila hot chocolate and black sesame hot cocoa that’s sure to please, these are the coolest hot chocolate drinks you can get around Toronto.
1. Custom Hot Chocolate at La Diperie
At La Diperie, you can customize your hot chocolate with your favourite dips and toppings. Choose from fixings like milk chocolate, white chocolate, pretzels, pralines, cake pearls and sprinkles, to create a hot chocolate made perfectly for you. Go as crazy or tame as you like, and enjoy every sip.
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2. S’more Hot Chocolate at Sweet Jesus
A twist on the classic hot chocolate with marshmallow, Sweet Jesus’ s’more hot chocolate is not for the faint of heart. Made with all the fixings a s’more would have (toasted marshmallows, graham and graham crumble, chocolate shavings, chocolate rim, and of course, hot chocolate made with milk), you can enjoy the taste of the campfire treat in the dead of winter.
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3. Tequila Hot Chocolate at El Caballito
A Mexican restaurant may be the last place you would think to grab a hot chocolate, but if you’re looking for hot cocoa with a serious twist, their tequila hot chocolate is not to be missed. Topped with roasted marshmallow and featuring a hefty dose of tequila, it’s a unique pairing you have to try. You can get it every Saturday at brunch with some tacos, or take it to go.
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4. Dark Sesame Hot Cocoa at Cacao 70
Cacao 70 offers quite a few hot chocolate drinks on their menu, but the most enticing has to be the dark sesame hot cocoa. Made with premium black sesame cocoa powder and brewed in hot milk, it’s perfect for chilly Toronto days. Black sesame is known for its anti-aging properties and health benefits, so do yourself a favour and go get one of these cocoas.
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5. the Mayan hot chocolate at SOMA
Layered with chili peppers, orange peel, ginger and a secret blend of spices, the Mayan hot chocolate at SOMA is just right for anyone craving hot chocolate with a kick. Take the spicy blend alone as a shot, or get it in a mug mixed with milk or hot water. Either way, you’ll be feeling the heat.
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Do you know any other delicious hot chocolate drinks you can get around Toronto? Share with us in the comments!
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