DIY Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

I’ve a love-hate relationship with winter. On one hand, I love the idea of a “Winter Wonderland”. I love watching snow fall, but mostly when I’m indoors and all snuggled up in a blanket. That’s how I’d rather spend my cold winter days – blanket, warmth, Netflix (I’ve recently taken a mild interest in Gossip Girl) and a nice, warm drink.

I have a weakness for Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha. However, paying that hefty price of $5 for a cup has taken a toll on my meal plan, plus it requires me to trek all the way to UCC. It is actually quite simple to make a do-it-yourself version of this delicious, comforting drink. This drink is the perfect blend of salty and sweet, and will definitely keep you warm and satisfied on a cold day. The recipe is slightly altered as hot chocolate will be used instead of coffee to avoid the consumption of caffeine. Just follow the recipe and try for yourself! It will become a fall favourite of yours, one hundred percent guaranteed!

Ingredients for Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

– 1 Pack of Hot Chocolate

– Caramel Syrup

– Sea Salt

– Whip Cream

– Milk

– Mug

– Saucepan

– Chocolate syrup (optional)

Procedure

  1. Add a tablespoon of the caramel syrup to your mug. The quantity of the syrup may vary depending on taste.
  2. Follow the instructions on the pack of hot chocolate; however milk should be used instead of water. The milk should be warmed over the stove, and the hot chocolate mix will be added. By replacing milk with water, the hot chocolate will be creamier and thicker.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate into the mug with the caramel syrup.  Stir the caramel syrup into the hot chocolate.
  4. This step is optional. A dollop of chocolate syrup can be added here for a richer, sweeter taste. Stir the chocolate syrup into the hot chocolate.
  5. Add on the desired amount of whip cream.
  6. Drizzle more caramel syrup on top of the whip cream and add a liberal amount of sea salt.
  7. Remember the amount of sea salt, caramel and chocolate syrup and whip cream added will vary by individual preferences.
  8. Viola! Your DIY Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is now ready to be enjoyed!

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Also, what are your winter survival necessities? I’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts!

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