December 9, 2014

Mmmm heavenly salted caramel hot cocoa-- so easy to make!

Guys, I’ve been getting some serious writer’s block. I have plenty of material. Plenty of ideas… so many ideas. On teaching, on parenting, on marriage… and of course, food. I have stories and even some portions written out… but my brain is just not up for the task of pulling it all together into coherent pieces right now. PLEASE FORGIVE. Please stay. It’ll come back to me soon!

In the meantime, can I just share a super easy and super delicious recipe for salted caramel hot cocoa? It’s the ultimate warm-ya-to-yer-toes, rich, luxurious bowl of comfort. Mmmm.

easy salted caramel hot cocoa recipe

I mean, this blog is called Cuppacocoa, after all, so what better time than this rainy winter season to share my new fav way to mix up a cuppa?

This is similar to my original recipe for hot cocoa, except I swap in salted caramel sauce for the sugar. HEAVENLY. I made it for my friend Kim last week, and as she took her first sip, her eyes popped wide open and she exclaimed, “This is reeally good!” She called her husband over to try it. He doesn’t even usually like chocolate, but he really liked it, too! And Daniel doesn’t say he likes stuff unless he actually likes it, so I knew it was a winner. Soon after, another friend had a sip, and I like to think his first feeling was regret– regret that he didn’t take me up on my offer to make him one, too ;).

salted caramel hot cocoa recipe

You can make your own batch of salted caramel (this recipe is SO DELICIOUS I literally eat it off the spoon for a snack!), or find it pre-made in a jar.

Try out this recipe for a fun twist on hot cocoa at your next gathering!

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Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
Makes 1 large cup



  1. Heat milk and 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce for 1.5 minutes on high in the microwave. Stir.
  2. Stir in cocoa powder using a small wire whisk (a spoon will leave you with chunks).
  3. Top with whipped cream.


2 responses to “Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa”

  1. Dakota says:

    Oh. My. OH MY.

    We have a salted caramel sauce in a jar from a local chocolate company here (am not sure I’m up to the task of making it from scratch at the moment), and it’s a total splurge but… I might just have to do this for Christmas or some thing special surrounding it. This looks SO GOOD.

    Don’t be too down on yourself for not posting. Life gets in the way! Hugs. 🙂

    • joellen says:

      Thanks, Dakota :]. My brain just feels like mush sometimes… or maybe my brain is used to getting a holiday break right around now… haha. I hope you get a chance to try it! Wish I could make you some :]