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October 31, 2014

Caramel Hot Chocolate


Divine, warming Caramel Hot Chocolate ~ this is to die for delicious !

Happy Halloween everybody ! Seeing as Halloween is not that big in South-Africa, I thought I would at least have a recipe ready for you all out celebrating, to enjoy after trick-or-treating.

This Caramel Hot Chocolate will definitely warm you up and is perfect for the kids. Adults - you might consider adding a shot {or two!} of English Toffee Liqueur to this hot beverage as well ;-)

To me, Hot Chocolate is definitely not a seasonal drink, I enjoy a mug every now and then, throughout the year and almost always at bedtime. So comforting and I do believe it makes me sleep better {now don't go smash that idea with any myths and facts!}


Divine, warming Caramel Hot Chocolate ~ this is to die for delicious !

I absolutely love it when I add the whipped cream and the bubbles form around the sides, pushing their way up and a little over the edges of the cream.

As I am typing up this post, I feel the definite craving for a mug of this Caramel Hot Chocolate as we are experiencing some rainy days right now, and the evenings are much chillier than normal for this time of year in South-Africa - even though it is rain season, it's not the usual rain with warm weather. Strange things going on with the weather ...

I hope you will enjoy this delicious Hot Chocolate drink as much as we do !

CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE

6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/3 cup Water
4 cups Milk
2 cups Fresh Cream
6 TB Caramel Sauce {Ice-cream sauce works well}
Whipped Cream, to top
Cocoa Powder, to sprinkle
Extra Caramel Sauce, to serve

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the Sugar, Cocoa and Water in a medium saucepan - bring to the boil while stirring continuously until the Sugar has dissolved.
2.) Add the Milk - bring back to boiling point - add the Cream and the Caramel Sauce - heat through {keep stirring}
3.) Pour into serving mugs - top with whipped cream, sprinkle with Cocoa and drizzle with extra Caramel Sauce.

Divine, warming Caramel Hot Chocolate ~ this is to die for delicious !

20 comments:

  1. I never thought of stirring ice cream caramel into hot chocolate, but it sounds delicious. It is pretty chilly up here tonight, so might give this a try for any chilly trick-or-treaters!

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  2. Yum! I can't wait to try this combination. Happy Halloween!

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  3. I could definitely enjoy this after our busy night

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  4. I do LOVE homemade hot chocolate! I might try this for our next youth group girls night! Hot chocolate goes well with Christmas movies and "spa night" right? Can I make it without the fresh cream?

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    1. Nathana, you can use ordinary milk, but the hot chocolate won't be as rich or thick as when you use fresh cream {double cream/whipping cream}. - replying here, as your e-mail is not attached to your comment :-)

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  5. Yum, hot chocolate's big in this house, can't wait to impress the kids with this recipe at some point! Popping by from Creative Mondays.

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  6. I'm with you. I don't need any excuse to tuck into a hot chocolate. This twist looks delicious.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  7. Wow that looks so good! and it's so cold right now, that i could really use a cup of this.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Saw this at Merry Monday

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  8. Sometimes I add caramel ice cream topping to my coffee. I can't explain why I've never thought to add it to hot chocolate. We've had some cold temps the past few nights. A warm mug would hit the spot.

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  9. This looks amazing and the perfect treat for a cold winter day! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. My mouth is watering. I'm always looking for new hot chocolate variations. Pinned to try!

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  11. Oh wow - that looks so GOOD! My son would flip for this!

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  12. Looks delicious. I pinned it and will share it on my Facebook page tonight.
    Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  13. Ummm yeah, I'll take one of those right now!

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  14. This looks so delicious and perfect for a chilly day! Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you back next week!

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  15. This sounds perfect for a cool afternoon! I've pinned your Caramel Hot Chocolate, Linda. Thank you for sharing it :-)

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  16. Oh my! This looks so good. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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