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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Topping - homemade salted caramel hot chocolate is so easy to make at home! | @littlebroken

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Topping


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened good quality cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water (I used filtered water)
  • 3 1/2 cups milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Smucker’s Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping, plus extra for drizzling
  • shaved dark chocolate, optional

Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. In a large sauce pan, combine cocoa powder, sugar, and water. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add milk, half and half, and vanilla extract. Cook until it is heated through but not simmered or boiled. Stir in salted Caramel until it dissolves.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs. Top with whipped topping, drizzle additional caramel and sprinkle of chocolate. Yields: 5 cups

Whipped Topping

  1. While the hot chocolate is cooking, place a large metal mixing bowl into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl from the freezer and place sugar into the mixing bowl. Add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Serve immediately.


pop the caramel in the microwave – it makes drizzling so easy!