SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE

This recipe for Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is the perfect fall recipe. A creamy, rich chocolate drink with a touch of salted caramel!

SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE

We are huge hot chocolate fans. I have a

TIPS FOR MAKING STOVETOP HOT CHOCOLATE:

  • If you don’t have heavy cream, just use all milk. Heavy cream really adds to the creaminess of this drink.
  • You can use regular caramel sauce instead of salted caramel.
  • This recipes uses half of a (14 oz) can of sweetned condensed milk. If you want it sweeter, just use the whole can.
  • You can make this a “white” hot chocolate by using white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
  • This recipe will work the best if you make it exactly as written. Milk substitutes like almond or soy milk haven’t been tested with this recipe so I can’t say how that will turn out.
  • I’ve also included directions below on how to make it in a slow cooker including adjusted ingredient amounts.
    The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe from The Country Cook, shown in a clear glass mug topped with whipped cream and drizzled with salted caramel

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
whole or 2% milk
heavy cream
sweetened condensed milk
salted caramel sauce (HOMEMADE RECIPE HERE)
semi-sweet chocolate chipswhole milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, salted caramel sauce, semi-sweet chocolate chips

HOW TO MAKE SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE:

  • In a large saucepan add all your ingredients and whisk together to combine. adding in all ingredients for hot chocolate into a sauce pan
  • Heat on medium heat until chocolate is melted (about 8 minutes) and mixture is smooth and is just simmering. melting chocolate along with milk and sweetened condensed milk in a silver sauce pot
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and flaked salt if desired.

The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate shown in a clear glass mug with chocolate chips scattered around and a red and white kitchen towel in the background

HOW TO MAKE SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE CROCKPOT:

INGREDIENTS:
6 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
⅔ cups salted caramel sauce
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Mix all ingredients into a 5-6 qt crockpot.
  • Place on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure chocolate is melting.
  • Ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream and drizzle with salted caramel, if desired.
    Crock Pot Hot Chocolate recipe

Enjoy!

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The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCLATE

This recipe for Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is the perfect fall recipe. A creamy, rich chocolate drink with a touch of salted caramel!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Stovetop Hot Chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 523kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk (half a can)
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan add all your ingredients and stir to combine. 
  • Heat on medium heat until chocolate is melted (about 8 minutes) and mixture is smooth and is just simmering. 
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and flaked salt if desired.

Notes

  • If you don’t have heavy cream, just use all milk. Heavy cream really adds to the creaminess of this drink.
  • You can use regular caramel sauce instead of salted caramel.
  • This recipes uses half of a (14 oz) can of sweetned condensed milk. If you want it sweeter, just use the whole can.
  • You can make this a “white” hot chocolate by using white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
  • This recipe will work the best if you make it exactly as written. Milk substitutes like almond or soy milk haven’t been tested with this recipe so I can’t say how that will turn out. 

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2mg

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