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Knock It Off: Starbuck's Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate


Before I get started, I should warn you there is almost nothing redeeming about what I'm going to share. Whole foods? Out the window. This recipe is NOT healthy by any means, unless you happen to be using raw milk & cream to whip your cream. Seriously, even then, it would be masked by the massive amount of sugar. Just sayin'. Carry on.

*favorite hot cocoa mix (I love to make homemade mix, but I also like "Swiss miss" for prepackaged)
*Torani's carmel syrup
* Smucker's Sunday Syrup (Carmel)
*Whip cream
*Kosher or Flake Salt (not table salt!)

Grab your favorite mug and begin by adding the carmel (torani) syrup to your mug. These are good starting off points, because you can always add more: 2 tblsp for 12 oz, 2 1/2 for 16 oz, 3 for 18+ oz. This amount gives just the hint of that carmel flavor without it being too sugary. Set aside.
Next heat your milk on the stove or in the microwave (90 sec on high) until preferred temperature. Pour heated milk into cup and stir syrup and milk mixture. Add your favorite hot cocoa mix until incorporated. Add a about a tsp or two of the smucker's syrup throughout the milk mixture. Add a pinch of kosher/flake salt to mixture. Do not stir! Add your whip cream, smucker's syrup (as shown in picture) across the top and sprinkle another pinch or two onto the top of the whip cream. Enjoy!

Even with buying all these ingredients you can probably make 50 cups of the stuff for the price of 2 venti Starbucks treats. It will last you all season :) And really...don't think about the calories....


kylee said…
yum!!! I tried one of these last season, and it was so delicious.

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