This Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is my favorite Starbucks copycat, that may even be better than the real thing, only because I can add an extra heaping amount of caramel if I want to.
It’s a chilly 9 degrees in my small college town this week, and I am certainly not prepared to handle that.
I’m too big of a wimp to even go outside to get into my car, so I have to improvise on some of my favorite warm treats.
If you’re struggling with this cold weather like I am, or just want to sit down and enjoy the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, I would suggest whipping up a quick batch of this chocolatey goodness.
The best things to serve with salted caramel hot chocolate:
Because you can have hot chocolate plain, but it’s way better to eat it with a holiday snack, I have a few ideas of what you could serve with it.
Hot Chocolate is so delicious, when you have something to dip in it. I also love washing down desserts and various goodies, with hot chocolate. It’s a win win, and you will love these flavor combos.
Here are a few of my favorite Hot chocolate dippings and sides:
–Donuts: The ultimate holiday combo. This is also a fun date night or family night. Our favorite donut recipe, is our Puff Pastry Donuts.
–Graham Crackers: Graham crackers and milk are delicious, but have you ever had graham crackers and hot chocolate? Out of this world.
–Chocolate chip cookies: Okay does it get any better than this combination? The two ultimate comfort foods come together to create holiday magic. Try our favorite cookies, Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
-Oreos: Another cookie classic, but they are way better when dipped in hot chocolate, than in milk.
–Candy Canes: I love adding a taste of peppermint to my hot chocolate. It just tastes like Christmas in a cup.
Related Recipe: If you love this hot chocolate, you’ll love our Copycat Disneyland Hot Chocolate.
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Looking for more holiday drinks? here are a few of our favorite:
- Pumpkin Steamers
- Snowberry Steamer
- Grandma’s Frappe
- Cozy Caramel Cider
- Evergreen Punch
- Disneyland’s Hot Chocolate
Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 cups milk
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons Hazelnut Syrup
- 3 Tablespoons caramel sauce + extra for topping
- whipped cream for topping
- In a pot over medium heat, mix sugar, cocoa, and water and bring to a boil.
- Add in milk, vanilla, and salt and heat until warm.
- Mix in Hazelnut and Caramel sauce.
- Serve topped with whipped cream, caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy.
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