Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Do any of you remember Starbucks Signature Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate? It was fabulous! This was the type of drink that was more like a dessert. It was so creamy and delicious and the way that salted caramel hit your taste buds, it was like an explosion in your mouth. I was in euphoria whenever I let myself indulge.
Unfortunately they are no longer serving this decadent treat and I have sorely missed it, however I have come up with my own little version that is quite delish. If I do say so myself…I took my favorite hot chocolate recipe (see Fluffy Hot Chocolate) and added salted caramel to it. It is fabulous and a real treat!
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Makes four, one-cup servings
4 c. milk
2 T. cocoa powder
1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
¼ lb. CC Confectionary Salted Caramel or other fine, butter caramel
Accompaniments and garnish ideas: Whip cream, caramel sauce, fleur de sel, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, espresso, liqueurs
In a saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until the cocoa has dissolved and the marshmallows are starting to melt, about 5minutes.
Add your caramel and let it melt. About another 3-4 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in and/or top with any additional accompaniments you like.