Colombian Hot Chocolate
A Delicious Colombian CustomColombian kitchens are never missing a cup of hot chocolate on the table, at breakfast time or at sunset. This custom is part of an ancient culture that links families and friends. Chocolate arrived Colombia by way of the Mayan culture and, according to historians, it was the Spaniards in colonial times who adopted the "drink as essential in foods".
A cup of hot chocolate accompanied by bread and cheese is a classic invitation that Colombians offer for a get-together among friends in the evening, either in the city or in the countryside, where the drink boils in wood stoves starting at dawn.
Casa Cultural Colombiana (Colombian Cultural House) celebrates this wonderful custom every year in Canada. We invite you to share an afternoon full of our traditions with your family and friends.