Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Cream

If homemade hot cocoa sounds like something you’d like to try and you live for salted caramel sauce and whipped cream from scratch this is the recipe for you!

Homemade Salted Caramel Hot chocolate:

1/2cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup hot water
4 cups of milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Homemade Whipped cream and salted caramel sauce recipes below:

In a med/large pot on the stovetop (med/high heat) pour in hot water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt- whisk well. Add chocolate chips, whisk well until melted. Add milk and whisk again until well combined. Add vanilla and cinnamon then top with your whipped cream and caramel sauce! Serve and garnish!

Homemade Salted Caramel:
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt
or to taste
1/2 cup half and half or use equal parts heavy cream and milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a small/medium saucepan and simmer over low heat, whisking constantly or until thickened and no longer watery (6-9 min). Keep in mind it thickens more as it cools. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled

Homemade whipped cream:

1 pint heavy whipping cream (COLD) (2 cups)
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Use the wire whisk attachment to a hand-held mixer, and beat the ingredients together, starting on low speed and increasing to high slowly as it begins to firm up.

Beat for 1-2 minutes until stiff peaks form. Stopping once halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Transfer mixture to a piping bag to pipe into hot chocolate.

Add your homemade Salted Caramel Sauce on top and you’re all set! I hope you liked his recipe! Also check out my Instagram @gypsyheartedmama for #nationalhotcocoaday and click the hashtag #hotcocoamamas to see how my other blogger friends created their hot cocoa too! 🥰

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