Sweet and Creamy Caramel Hot Chocolate
Today it is really fall! The leaves are falling and the air is feeling very cool. I have the Halloween decorations up and a pot of Chicken Noodle Soup is simmering on the stove. I love this time of year! How about you?
At our house we like a cup or two of delicious Caramel Hot Chocolate any time of the day in the fall. Caramel and chocolate just go together for a piping hot cup of caramel hot cocoa, it’s soooo good!
Today I will share with you a Delicious, Sweet and Creamy Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe.
A LITTLE HISTORY OF HOT CHOCOLATE…
Which country first made hot chocolate?
The roots of hot chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Mayan civilization in the regions of present-day Mexico and Central America. Around 500 BC, the Mayans began cultivating cacao trees and discovered the pleasure of a drink made from its beans.
Today, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, cacao and other versions of this drink are enjoyed all over the world. People in the Philippines enjoy tsokolate, which is made by dissolving roasted cocoa beans in milk and water.
In Colombia a frothy, milky hot chocolate is a popular drink at breakfast and accompanied by soft cheese, while Argentinians enjoy their submarino by dunking a piece of chocolate into hot milk with sugar. Viennese hot chocolate — called heiße schokolade wiener art — includes an egg yolk for extra creaminess.
However you like your hot chocolate prepared, just know that you’re enjoying an ancient drink that dates back thousands of years to some very special cultures and times!
This hot chocolate recipe is extremely easy and incredibly delicious! It’s the ultimate way to warm up on a cold day! Quick to make your family will love this drink !
WHY IS HOT CHOCOLATE HEALTHY?
This is because cocoa is naturally rich in flavanols, plant compounds that provide the body with various health benefits. These flavanols reduce blood pressure, improve vascular function, and reduce platelet aggregation. So Drink Up!!
- Chocolate Milk
- Caramel sauce…If you have a favorite caramel recipe you can use that instead of a store bought one.
- Whipped Cream
The first step is to pour caramel on the sides of your mug. Then pour in your favorite hot cocoa.
Once you have poured your hot cocoa into the mug, top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.
So grab your favorite person to snuggle with and scroll down for the recipe.
- Stir milk and caramel in a 1 qt saucepan until well blended.
- Heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until hot.
- Pour into 4 mugs after you have poured caramel sauce down the sides.
- Garnish with whipped topping.