Salted Caramel & Sea Salt Hot Chocolate


A super easy at-home sea salt and salted caramel hot chocolate! Words & pictures by Susie...


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SALTED CARAMEL & SEA SALT HOT CHOCOLATE!

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YOU WILL NEED...

FOR THE HOT CHOCOLATE...

2 cups or 500ml of whole milk 

100ml of double cream (optional)

100g of 70% chocolate chopped into pieces 

1 level tbsp caster sugar

2 heaped tbsp of drinking chocolate powder (for extra richness)

FOR THE TOPPING...

Pinch of sea salt 

Whipped spray cream 

Salted caramel sauce (Tesco's Finest Salted Caramel worked really well and you can use it for loads of recipes, or simply eat it straight out of the jar like i did :))

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HOW TO :


  1. Put the milk, double cream (if using), chocolate, sugar and salt into a saucepan whisking continuously over a low heat  until the chocolate has completely melted into the milk. Taste the hot chocolate, if you prefer it be slightly richer now is the time to add the drinking chocolate powder. Continue to whisk until the powder has dissolved. 

  2. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of salted caramel (or however much of this scrumptious sauce you want) into a microwaveable bowl and cook for about a 40 seconds or until it becomes a drizzle consistency. 

  3. Pour the hot chocolate into 2 mugs, spray your whipped cream and then drizzle the caramel sauce over the top with a sprinkle of sea salt. You can also grate some chocolate if you're feeling super naughty!! Enjoy!!

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What's your favourite hot chocolate recipe to make? Will you be giving this salted caramel and sea salt one a whirl? It's a must.. honest!

26 Comments

  1. Suze - Luxury Columnist 24th November 2016 / 9:33 am

    I love the idea of adding sea salt to the hot caramel, it’s nice to balance out sweetness with something savoury!

    • Susie 24th November 2016 / 1:24 pm

      Exactly that Suze! It really is a wonderful contrast of flavours that works so well (and looks pretty impressive too)!!

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks Anika! It really does taste as good as it looks ❤️

    • Susie 24th November 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Amy!! They are really worth trying out.. and soooo easy too!! Xx

  2. Vicky rye 24th November 2016 / 2:53 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm hot chocolate is my fav!!! Salted caramel is my fav!!!!!!!!
    This I shall be making as soon as I get ingredients! How wonderful. Thanks hun xxxxx

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 11:58 am

      It’s a winner babes!! What’s not to love.. chocolate and salty caramel … the ultimate combo!! Enjoy love xxx

  3. Erin 24th November 2016 / 8:15 pm

    this is food porn. actually food porn. Looks so so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Haha Thanks Erin!!

  4. Alina Bostan 24th November 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Omg this sounds and looks amazing! Salted caramel is delicious so I definitely need to give this a try very soon x

    Beauty with charm

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Thanks Alina! It’s sooo easy, looks super impressive and is so so good!! Enjoy!! X

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Yes Shakira! It’s definitely a must try!! Hope you enjoy!! Xxx

    • Susie 25th November 2016 / 12:06 pm

      I know right?!? I’ve just bought my second jar of salted caramel sauce #addicted x

  5. Naomi 25th November 2016 / 5:04 pm

    This sounds so incredible! I’ve never tried anything even remotely similar but yummmmm

    • Susie 29th November 2016 / 7:53 am

      Thanks Naomi!! I was sceptical when I first heard the combo a while ago but I haven’t looked back since!! It’s lush ❤️

  6. Hannah 26th November 2016 / 3:21 pm

    As soon as I can be bothered to leave my bed I am defo going to pick up some ingredients and make this. It looks amazing and great photos btw!

    Hannah | JustMyCouture

    • Susie 29th November 2016 / 7:55 am

      Haha! Thanks Hannah!! What I love about this is that it’s so easy! Getting the ingredients is the biggest effort Hope you enjoy x

  7. The Sunday Mode 29th November 2016 / 3:08 am

    This looks incredible! Everything except the cream here and you’ve got me, the amount I wish this was in front of my right now is ridiculous.

    PS, your photography here is beautiful!

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

    • Susie 29th November 2016 / 7:57 am

      Ahh! Thanks so much!! For me, the salted caramel sauce just MAKES this!! In fact I’m off to spoon a mouthful now.. who cares if it’s only 8am

    • Susie 29th November 2016 / 7:58 am

      Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it!! Xx

  8. Layla 7th December 2016 / 1:04 pm

    OH MY GOD – this looks incredible!!! I love, love, love hot chocolate and cannot get enough during the winter as it’s perfect when you want something sweet!
    Hope you’re well and cannot wait to see more!!!! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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