Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe on
Caramel Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Caramel hot chocolate with whipped cream and drizzled caramel is the perfect treat for a cool day.

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chocolate recipe, how to make hot chocolate
Unit: cup, Tablespoon
Servings: 2
Calories: 1267 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
For the Caramel Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup half and half (or use whipped cream)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
For the Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce , recipe above*
  • Whipped Cream or marshmallows for topping
First make the caramel sauce
  1. Mix the butter, brown sugar, half-and-half and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until thickened slightly, about 5-7 minutes. Add the vanilla and cook another minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool (or refrigerate for a few minutes).
For the Hot Chocolate
  1. Add milk to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once warm, stir in the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of caramel sauce and stir well until chocolate has melted. Serve warm topped with whipped cream or marshmallows and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Recipe Notes

Extra caramel sauce can be stored in the refrigerator.