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Offline toddg

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Best Hot Chocolate?
« on: December 18, 2008, 01:32:10 AM »
Now that the weather is getting cold, what are your favorite places to get hot chocolate in the neighborhood?


JH-area foodie blogger Homesick Texan raves about champurrado, a thick Mexican hot chocolate which is apparently available from many of the street vendors in the area.  Has anybody ever tried it?  Any suggestions on where to get it?

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 01:14:28 AM »
Personally, I like the hot chocolate at Canelle bakery, also at Uruguaya bakery and my favorite is at La Flor in Woodside.

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 04:04:18 PM »
CHAMPURRADO!!! I'm not Mexican but it is really good. The tamale ladies on Roosevelt sell it during the mornings.
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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 04:09:58 PM »
Personally, I like the hot chocolate at Canelle bakery, also at Uruguaya bakery and my favorite is at La Flor in Woodside.

I guess you must mean this Uruguaya bakery on 68th St. and not the Uruguaya Bakery between 85th and 86th that has seemed like it's about to open for the past 2 and a half years yet never does...

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 01:40:23 AM »
I guess you must mean this Uruguaya bakery on 68th St. and not the Uruguaya Bakery between 85th and 86th that has seemed like it's about to open for the past 2 and a half years yet never does...
No, the Uruguaya bakery on 37th avenue, between 86th + 87th streets. Those are the same owners as the yet to be opened Uruguaya on 37th avenue.

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 08:27:47 AM »
No, the Uruguaya bakery on 37th avenue, between 86th + 87th streets. Those are the same owners as the yet to be opened Uruguaya on 37th avenue.

I think the one between 86th and 87th is called La Nueva.

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/queens/jacksonheights/lanuevabakery/index.htm
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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 02:55:40 AM »
Sorry, you're right, La Nueva. The owners are Uruguayan so I always refer to it as that.  ;)

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2008, 06:43:18 PM »
I had a good hot chocolate today at Espresso 77.  :)

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 02:48:58 PM »
The BEST Hot Chocolate in the neighborhood is in MY kitchen!!!!  This recipe will surely warm the dreaded chills of our frigid winter temps...........

6 T. Unsweetened cocoa
6 T. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 1/2 cup Milk
2 1/2 cup Light Cream
1 t. Vanilla
Pinch of Cinnamon Powder
Whipped Cream


Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar.
Add milk. Heat to dissolve.
Add light cream, cinnamon, vanilla. Heat to just under boiling.
Mix very well and pour into warm mug.
Top with whipped cream. 

1. Bring milk to a boil.
2. Turn the flame down low and add chocolate, stirring almost continually, until it becomes very thick. As long as it takes.

Yield: 2-4 servings 

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 11:10:26 PM »
Thanks Griswold Contessa, sounds like a good recipe!

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2009, 08:12:47 PM »

Just go back from Mexico City where they really know how to make hot chocolate.
I would think you could get a good chocolate here in Jackson Heights.  For now I agree La Nueva is best option although it depends who makes it there.  I believe they use Nestle instant packs... :(

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 10:32:17 PM »
La Nueva does use the nestle packs, but with the steamed milk it's pretty good. At Canelle bakery they use real chocolate and at La Flor they also use their own mix made with real chocolate.

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Re: Best Hot Chocolate?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 10:32:17 PM »