2020 Hot Chocolate Festival

2020 Hot Chocolate Festival

Curry coconut hot chocolate at Kokomonk with burnt sesame and raspberry scotch chocolates

 

2020 Hot Chocolate Festival 
January 18 – February 14, 2019

27 DAYS — 114 CRAZY FLAVOURS!

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Every year I try to make it to two or three places for the Hot Chocolate Festival, but as I have a dairy allergy, it restricts my choices as I can only go to the places that list that they dairy-free options or the places that I’ve been to that I know are happy to swap it out for me.  After perusing the website, here’s the dairy-free choices at the 2019 Hot Chocolate Festival being offered.  Also note that if one of the selections has a vegan option, most establishments are happy to offer the other selection as vegan unless it is specifically made with a non-vegan ice cream:

**note all establishments only offer the following hot chocolate selections after 9am.

2020 Hot Chocolate Festival Non-Dairy Selections

49 PARALLEL ROASTERS:
2902 Main St. (Mon–Sat: 7 am–10 pm. | Sun: 7:30 am– 9 pm. (Festival feature hot chocolate served 9 am. to 8 pm only)
2198 West Fourth Ave. (Sun – Thurs, 7 am. – 7 pm | Fri – Sat: 7 am– 8 pm (Festival feature hot chocolate served 9 am to 6 pm only)
689 Thurlow St. (Mon – Fri: 6:30 am–6 pm | Sat – Sun, 7 am– 5 pm (Festival feature hot chocolate served 9 am to 4 pm only)

They apparently make their own almond milk, so I’d be surprised if you couldn’t ask for your hot chocolate creations dairy-free for the Hot Chocolate Festival.  . All Available: January 19 – February 14.

  • THE BEES KNEES: Lavender-infused hot chocolate. Served with a lavender and honey marshmallow cookie.(only served after 9am)

BELLA GELATERIA  1001 West Cordova St. (Mon-Thur: 11 am – 10 pm / Fri: 11 am-11 pm / Sat-Sun: 10:30 am-11 pm  Monday, Closed.)

  • DIWALI’S DREAM (V) – OPEN SESAME (Anniversary Classic) (VO) (January 18 – February 14, 2020) Michel Cluizel 45% milk chocolate with homemade black sesame paste, and a touch of sea salt. Paired with an amerena cherry gelato popsicle
  • FUNKY MONKEY (January 18 – February 14, 2020) Michel Cluizel 72% dark chocolate with homemade banana flambe puree. Paired with an amerena cherry gelato popsicle.
  • PURPLE RAIN (January 18 – February 14, 2020) Michel Cluizel white chocolate with homemade purple ube puree. Paired with an amarena cherry gelato popsicle..

CADEAUX BAKERY 172 Powell St. (Tues-Fri: 8 am-6 pm / Sat: 8:30 am-6 pm / Sun: 9 am-5 pm / Mon Closed.) 

    • COCOANUT (January 18-31, 2020) – Creamy, vegan-friendly, coconut milk-based, passion fruit dark hot chocolate. Served with your choice of pate de fruit (vegan)
    • MUM’S APPLE PIE (January 18-31, 2020). Caramelized white chocolate and house made caramelized apple compote blended together with steamed milkServed with a ‘pie crust’ snacking bar.
    • WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER (February 1-14, 2020) – Jasmine-infused, milk hot chocolate with grass jelly. Served with a pandan pistachio sable cookie.
    • QUEEN OF TARTS (February 1-14, 2020) – Tart but sweet, pretty-in-pink, ruby hot chocolate, infused with apricot and pomegranate. Served with a Linzer Torte cookie.

 

2020 Hot Chocolate FestivalCardem Donuts – Amaretto hot chocolate with vegan cinnamon bun

 

CAFFE CITADELLA    2310 Ash St. (Daily: 7 am-7 pm)  All available January 18 – February 14 

  • DIWALI’S DREAM (V) – An India-inspired hot chocolate made from a home made mix of spices blended with almond milk and dark chocolate. Served with a ginger cookie.
  • CALIENTITO – Bittersweet chocolate mixed with milk, unsweetened coconut powder, vanilla, chili and cinnamon. Served with a chocolate cookie. Ask for almond milk as they obviously have it on premises.

CARTEMS DONUTS:
534 West Pender St. (Mon-Thur: 7 am-8 pm / Fri: 7 am-10 pm / Sat:  10 am-10 pm / Sun: 10 am-6 pm)
2190 Main St. (Mon-Fri: 7 am-10 pm / Sat: 9 am-10 pm  / Sun: 9 am-8 pm)
3040 West Broadway (Mon-Thur: 9 am-8 pm / Fri-Sat: 9 am-9 pm  / Sun: 9 am-8 pm)

Both Available: January 18 – February 14 . 

  • DONUTMISU (VO) (S) (Anniversary Classic 2018) – A hot chocolate with dark roasted coffee, authentic Amaretto and a hint of nutmeg, Made with your choice of milk (Vegan if made with house made almond milk or Oat-ly oat milk). Served with an Almond Biscotti.
  • BANANAS FOSTER (VO) – A dark hot chocolate infused with fresh bananas and made with your choice of milk. (Vegan if made with house made almond milk or Oat-ly oat milk.) Served with a Spiced Rum Snickerdoodle (V)

CHOCOLATE ARTS:  1630 West 3rd Ave. (Mon-Sat:  10 am-6 pm /  Sun: Closed)  All Available January 18 – February 14.

  • ROCKY ROAD TO LOVE (Anniversary Classic) – A bittersweet hot chocolate made with almond butter and topped with whipped cream, house-made chocolate marshmallows and a caramel drizzle. Served with Chocolate Arts’ signature candied almonds
  • APPLE OF MY PIE – A creamy hot chocolate featuring milk chocolate and apple topped with cinnamon-dusted whipped cream. Served with an aged cheddar sable.hot chocolate made with Cacao Barry Madirofolo dark chocolate served with Buttermilk Financier.

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Chocolate Arts – hot chocolate with carrot twist served with vegan carrot cake

 

EAST VAN ROASTERS:  319 Carrall St:  Mon – Fri: 9 am– 5 pm / Saturday, Noon to 5 pm

  • TRIP TO LACHUA (Anniversary Classic) Available January 18 – February 14 , 2020 – A cardamom-infused Guatemala drinking chocolate served with a Champurradas (corn cookie).
  • TANZANIAN DREAM (V). Available January 18 -January 31 , 2020 – Tanzania drinking chocolate with cinnamon and vanilla in cashew and rice milk. Served with a Tanzania chocolate square with puffed rice inclusion.
  • CHOCOLATE CREMOSO ESPECIADO (V). Available February 1 – February 14 , 2020 – Dominican Republic chocolate infused with ginger and cloves in coconut milk. Served with dulce de leche and plantain.

ERNEST ICE CREAM:
1829 Quebec St. (Mon-Fri: 2 pm-10 pm /  Sat & Sun:  Noon-10 pm)
3992 Fraser St. (Mon-Fri: 2 pm-10 pm /  Sat & Sun:  Noon-10 pm)
127 West 1st Ave., North Vancouver (Sun-Thur:  1 pm-9 pm / Fri & Sat: 1 pm-10 pm)

  • BOHEMIAN RASPBERRY (Anniversary Classic) Available January 18 – 24, 2020 – House made raspberry marshmallow drenched in a rich raspberry hot chocolate. Topped with raspberry amaretto whipped cream and a dusting of chocolate shavings
  • LET’S GET THE CARDI STARTED – Available January 18 – February 14, 2020 – Sweet, milk hot chocolate is delicately spiced with organic and fair trade cardamom. Paired with our classic Pecan Cinnamon Swirl ice cream.
  • ORANGE YOU GLAD IT’S HOT CHOCOLATE? Available January 18 – February 14, 2020 – Decadent, rich orange dark hot chocolate made with oat milk. Paired with a house-made, light and fluffy, orange tea cake with hints of candied ginger. and sweet caramel, topped with whipped cream and pretzels paired with Blondie Bar.

ETERNAL ABUNDANCE: 1025 Commercial Dr.  Mon-Sat: 9 am-9 pm / Sun:  9 am-8 pm
Everything at this establishment is vegan and desserts are especially yummy.

  • 5 O’CLOCK SHADOW (V) (O) – Available January 18 – 31, 2020/ Black sesame white hot chocolate paired with a black sesame shortbread cookie.
  • PROUD MARY BURNIN‘ (Anniversary Classic) (V) (O). Available February 1 – 14, 2020   Salted rosemary hot chocolate paired with a lemon rosemary shortbread cookie.
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HONOLULU COFFEE:
888 Nelson St. (Mon-Thur: 7 am-7 pm  /  Fri & Sat: 7 am-9 pm  /  Sun: 8 am-6 pm
2098 West 41st Ave (Mon-Sat: 7 am-6 pm  /  Sun:  8 am-6 pm)

  • ALOHA MACS. Available January 18 – February 14, 202. Dark Chocolate ganache with steamed Macadamia milk, Macadamia nut topped with crushed roasted Macadamia Nuts. Paired with house-made Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies.
  • BROK DA MOUT.  Available January 18 – February 14, 2020 Dark chocolate, hibiscus ginger tea, ginger with honey, steamed coconut milk, with a trace of cardamom. Paired with house-made Coconut Chocolate Biscotti.

KOKO MONK CHOCOLATES: 1849 West 1st Ave. (Tues–Fri: Noon-8 pm  / Sat: 1 am– 7 pm /  Sun: 11 am-5:30 pm  /  Mon: Closed)
My favourite location for the 2020 Hot Chocolate Festival as they not only have dairy free options for all creative choices, but the in-house chocolates are divine,   On Saturdays, get a flight of three hot chocolates of 4 oz each. Choose any three flavours including all 2020 festival flavors. Since they make the drinks on the spot, minimum order quantity is two flights of the same three drinks

  • SCENT OF SPRING (January 18 – 24, 2020) Vegan wild sage dark chocolate with mint and orange. Paired with Lemongrass and Mango Praline.
  • TIED AND TICKLED (VO) (January 2 – 31, 2020) Banana and walnut white hot chocolate with rose. Paired with Passion Fruit Praline.
  • MOOD FOR LOVE (VO) (February 1 – 7, 2020) Silver tip jasmine white hot chocolate with ginger and pear. Paired with Rum Truffle.
  • THE LIGHT SYLLABLES (VO) (Anniversary Classic) (February 8 – 14, 2020) Spicy ginger and chai tea dark hot chocolate with cardamom. Paired with a Passion Fruit Praline.

KOKO MONK HOT CHOCOLATE LOUNGE: 2883 West Broadway (Tues–Fri: Noon– 9 pm  /  Sat & Sun:  11 am-8 pm / Mon: closed
My favourite location for the 2020 Hot Chocolate Festival as they not only have dairy free options for all creative choices, but the in-house chocolates are divine,   On Saturdays, get a flight of three hot chocolates of 4 oz each. Choose any three flavours including all 2020 festival flavors. Since they make the drinks on the spot, minimum order quantity is two flights of the same three drinks

  • BLACK PEUGEOT (S) (VO) (January 18 – 24, 2020) Smoked pine nuts dark hot chocolate with a dash of whisky and salted caramel. Paired with a vegan Hazelnut Agianduja Praline
  • INSIDE OF A RAIN DROP (VO) (January 25 – 31, 2020) Activated coconut charcoal white hot chocolate with tanqueray, lime, and ginger. Paired with Chilli With Cinnamon Praline
  • IMMEDIATE JOY FOR PERPETUAL SOUL SEARCHERS (February 1 – 7, 2020) Vegan Thyme dark hot chocolate with raspberry and sumac. Paired with vegan Salted Rose Caramel Praline
  • LOVE IS A BITCH (VO) (Anniversary Classic) (February 8 – 14, 2020) Mango tequila white hot chocolate with chili. Paired with Espresso and Salted Caramel Praline.
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Flight of three hot chocolates on Saturdays at Koko Monk and Koko Monk Hot Chocolate Lounge

 

MINK CHOCOLATES:  863 West Hastings St. (Mon-Fri: 7:30 am-6pm  / Weekends: 9:30 am to 5 pm)

  • DON’T BUG ME (Anniversary Classic) (January 18 – February 14, 2020) 54% cacao oat milk hot chocolate garnished with Canadian-farmed, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, free-range, whole roasted crickets. Served with two mini milk and dark chocolate bars.

PASSIONE GELATO ARTIGIANALE: 55 Smithe St – Parq Vancouver (Sun-Thur: 11 am-10 pm)

  • EAR SUMMER, I MISS YOU! (V) (January 18 – 31, 2020) Organic coconut milk and coconut sugar with Valrhona single origin Itakuja 55% dark chocolate, double fermented with passion fruit pulp. Paired with “To Die For” vegan Powerball.
  • WEST COAST WINTER (January 18 – 31, 2020) Valrhona Alpaco, Canadian organic maple syrup infused with orange zest from California. Paired with our limited edition gelato ‘Grand Marnier’.
  • THE MAGNIFICENT 3 (V) (February 1 -14, 2020) Three of the best superfoods: dark chocolate, spirulina, spelt milk. This hot chocolate is packed with nutrients and proteins that will give you the energy to get through the day. Paired with “To Die For ” vegan Lemon Loaf.
  • KAKAWA (February 1-14, 2020) Kakawa: an Olmec word, meaning cacao or chocolate. In honour of the Aztecs, Mayans, and other pre-Colombian cultures that first discovered chocolate, we are preparing this elixir using Valrhona single-origin Tulakalum and ancient spices. Paired with our limited edition sorbetto, ‘Passionfruit-Earl Grey

Click here to see all the hot chocolate selections for the Hot Chocolate Festival


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Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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