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Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

Whip up your own salted caramel hot cocoa at home with just 5 ingredients! It’s quick, easy and extra amazing with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream. Mmmm! ☕️

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I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest “hot beverage” consumer. However, when winter rolls around and it’s 30 degrees outside, I’m all for a big mug of hot chocolate! We usually make a batch of my homemade mix towards the end of fall, but this year I wanted to do something a little different. This salted caramel hot cocoa totally hit the spot. It’s chocolatey, sweet & salty- my three favorite things! ????

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Making this could not be easier! Grab some whole milk, bittersweet chocolate chips + semisweet chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli or even Scharffenberger chunks), salted caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade), and vanilla extract. THAT’S IT! It takes all of 8 minutes to make, including whipping your own cream for the top…

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa | lifemadesimplebakes.com

… and you definitely don’t want to skimp on the cream, or even worse, go without! Drizzle the top with a little extra caramel and and some chocolate shavings (or curls if you’re feeling fancy). Sip, stir & repeat. ????

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa | lifemadesimplebakes.com

I’ve fallen in love with this rich and decadent drink. It’s definitely going to be on repeat all winter long! Next up, candy cane cocoa!

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe

Whip up your own salted caramel hot cocoa at home with just 5 ingredients! It's quick, easy and extra amazing with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 528kcal
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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup salted caramel sauce - warmed (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Topping
  • whipped cream
  • salted caramel sauce
  • chocolate shavings

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, add the milk. When the milk is warm, add the chocolate chips and caramel. Whisk constantly until chocolate has melted and the caramel is smooth. Pour in the vanilla extract and whisk to combine.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and chocolate shavings, if desired.

NOTES

-Don't like dark chocolate? try swapping out the bittersweet chocolate for milk chocolate or white chocolate!
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe
Serving Size
 
4 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
528
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
17
g
106
%
Cholesterol
 
29
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
292
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
668
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
66
g
22
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
30
g
33
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Vitamin A
 
483
IU
10
%
Calcium
 
415
mg
42
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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