Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

This self-indulgent hot chocolate is sweet, salty and super cozy!

YIELDS

2 (8 oz) servings

INGREDIENTS

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar or Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

In a medium saucepan, melt butter on stovetop. Whisk in brown sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk in 1/4 cup milk. Heat until mixture is bubbly around edges of pot, stirring the entire time. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Remove 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce; set aside. It will thicken as it cools.

Add remaining 2 cups milk to the remaining caramel sauce, whisking the entire time. Heat milk mixture until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in cocoa powder. Blend until all cocoa dissolves.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Combine cream, sugar and vanilla in a chilled medium mixing bowl. Beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.

Place whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with an open star tip. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembly

Spoon half of the reserved caramel sauce onto a small plate. Place remaining 2 tablespoons salt onto a separate plate.

Dip mug rims into the caramel, then into the salt.

Add hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and drizzle of remaining caramel sauce.