I am not usually a big fan of hot cocoa, but I happened to be treated to a salted caramel hot cocoa at a cafe, and I was hooked! I tried to recreate one at home and realized I could easily make my own. I usually also do not like sweet and savory flavors mixed together, but I can’t get enough of the sugar and salt combination!
This is a super quick and easy way to make this recipe.. after all I don’t have the patience to make a more complicated version considering our hectic schedule! And we usually have these ingredients on hand, so it is easy enough to whip up in just a matter of minutes!
You only need a few ingredients for this recipe:
~ hot cocoa (however you like to prepare it – cocoa mix, cocoa powder with milk, etc)
~ caramel sauce
~ whipped cream
~ coarse salt
To start, prepare a hot cocoa like you normally would. Once your mug is ready, add in at least 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce and a dash of salt. I literally just squeeze caramel topping on a spoon and mix it in to taste. The first time you make this, give it a taste to see how strong you like the caramel flavor.
Top with whipped cream.
Then drizzle with some caramel and salt.