15 Best Ways To Upgrade Your Hot Chocolate – Tasting Table

Salted caramel is the perfect nuanced-flavor upgrade for your hot chocolate. Plus, adding a salted caramel drizzle to your mug gives off some ambient Twix vibes.

To make your own salted caramel sauce at home, you’ll only need a few ingredients: butter, vanilla extract, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and, of course , sea salt. Fine sea salt provides a crunchier texture, but Kosher or table salt are suitable options as well. Whisk the ingredients together over medium-low heat to darken the caramel flavors and bring out stronger aromatics. If the heat is too high, the sauce may get grainy. After cooling the sauce to room temperature, you can drizzle it on the inside of a tempered glass, add your hot chocolate, and finish with whipped cream and more caramel drizzle. Oh, and we won’t judge if you sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top of your finished beverage for good measure.