dessert RECIPE

Salted Caramel  Hot Chocolate

Homemade Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is so decadent! Homemade hot chocolate is infused with vanilla salted caramel sauce, topped with vanilla whipped cream, and drizzled with extra caramel sauce.

Let’s get started!

This caramel hot cocoa is a fun twist on the classic hot chocolate recipe and absolutely perfect during the holiday season and cold months.

make the caramel

1. Add the granulated sugar to a medium-sized saucepan (3 quart size works well).


2. Place it over medium-high heat and cook, watching the entire time and stirring occasionally, until the sugar is golden brown and completely melted.


3. Carefully add the butter and the vanilla bean paste. Whisk the ingredients vigorously until the butter is completely melted. The contents of the saucepan will bubble up, so caution should be used.

slowly pour

4. Remove the pan from the heat and very carefully and slowly pour in the heavy cream while whisking.

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