Hot chocolate is probably one of my favorite autumn/winter beverages! And although I am no stranger to store-bought hot chocolate mix for a quick and easy treat I wanted to create a hot chocolate recipe that was more like a decadent dessert drink.
This Salted Caramel version really fits the bill. It will be quite rich and thick and although I just adore caramel paired with a little sea salt, if you don't like the sweet and salty combination then just leave the salt in this recipe out.
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, makes 2 large servings.
Needed: 16 ounces milk or cream (I used a combination of 8 ounces milk and 8 ounces cream), 4 ounces dark chocolate, 4 ounces chocolate caramel (such as Hershey's version), a pinch or two of sea salt.
In a sauce pan or small pot heat half (8 ounces) of the milk and 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate and salt until melted. Continue heating and whisk in the remaining milk and 4 ounces chopped chocolate caramel. Continue whisking until the entire mixture is warmed through and smooth in texture.
Serve with a little whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Have fun sipping something sweet. xo, emma + elsie