Decadent Caramel Hot Cocoa

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One of my family’s favorite winter treats is hot cocoa.  I’ve made hot cocoa mixes for gifts, bought super premium cocoa packets, but nothing beats homemade cocoa….it’s just two simple ingredients.  Last night, I was craving caramel and chocolate, so I figured…what the heck…and added some to my dessert!

Several years back, hubbyman and I used to watch QVC every Sunday morning for In the Kitchen with Bob.  We loved that show and sometimes recorded it when we wouldn’t be home….crazy, I know!  One Sunday, they were showcasing a hot cocoa maker…just had milk and chocolate chips and use their little gadget to mix it up.  Yep…I was suckered in.  In less than 7-10 days I was the proud owner of this gadget.

Well, the gadget totally didn’t work and I wasted my 25 bucks!  Lesson learned!  Except, in the process, I realized how easy it is to make my own without fancy gadgets or cheap store bought mixes.

Add peppermint, use premium chocolate chips, add caramel, add spirits….it’s wonderful and eye-opening once you start doing it!

I’m sharing my recipe as part of my relationship with the AZ Milk Producers.  I have a wonderful post coming soon about my time at a local dairy farm.  It was so fascinating and not at all what I was expecting.

Decadent Caramel Hot Cocoa
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 3-4 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave and stir using a wire whisk until the ingredients are fully combined.

Disclaimer: This recipe was written as part of my partnership with AZ Milk Producers.  I was compensated for my recipe; however, the recipe, content, and opinions are my own.

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