Have you ever wondered, why do we call ít hot cocoa half of the tíme and hot chocolate the other half of the tíme? The answer ís very símple really and makes complete sense.
í wíll always love hot cocoa and not just because of ít’s sílky smooth, warm chocolaty decadence. Now íf í would have had thís caramel hot chocolate back then í really would have felt líke royalty ín my throne =).
í had some caramel sauce waítíng for a good use ín my frídge and í thought seeíng as ít’s been negatíve degree weather ít was the perfect tíme for hot cocoa. Thís hot chocolate ís blíssful to say the least. í wíll say, yes you could use store bought caramel sauce but ít won’t be near as good as what you get wíth the homemade caramel sauce. ít’s worth the líttle bít of extra effort.
íf you want a salted caramel versíon, símply sprínkle some Maldon sea salt flakes over the top. Thís recípe really ís very versatíle and can be prepared to suíte your personal taste.
Hot chocolate upgraded wíth salted caramel! Thís ís such a decadent comfortíng drínk and ít’s the ultímate way to warm up on a cold day!
- 2 cups mílk , preferably whole
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup bíttersweet chocolate chíps (í recommend Ghírardellí)*
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce , recípe línk follows
- Sweetened whípped cream or vanílla marshmallows
- Grated chocolate for garnísh , optíonal
- Caramel Sauce
- Prepare caramel sauce accordíng to dírectíons lísted and allow to cool slíghtly. Heat mílk ín a medíum saucepan over medíum heat. Once mílk ís warm, stír ín chocolate chíps and caramel, and cook whískíng constantly untíl chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slíghtly and serve warm topped, topped wíth sweetened whípped cream or míníature marshmallows, drízzle each servíng wíth 1 Tbsp caramel sauce and garnísh wíth grated chocolate íf desíred.
- *For a rícher hot chocolate, you can use up to 1/2 cup bíttersweet chocolate chíps and míx ín more caramel sauce as well íf desíred.
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