Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

It’s a chilly 9 degrees in my small college town this week, and I am certainly not prepared to handle that! I’m too big of a wimp to even go outside to get into my car, so I have to improvise on some of my favorite warm treats. This Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is my favorite Starbucks copycat, that may even be better than the real thing, only because I can add an extra heaping amount of caramel if I want to. If you’re struggling with this cold weather like I am, or just want to sit down and enjoy the fact that Christmas is just around the corner,  I would suggest whipping up a quick batch of this chocolatey goodness!

Serves: 4

Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Copycat Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is the best way to keep warm this winter!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons hazelnut syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons caramel sauce + extra for topping
  • Whipped Cream for topping


  1. In a pot over medium heat, mix sugar, cocoa, and water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add in milk, vanilla, and salt and heat until warm.
  3. Mix in Hazelnut and Caramel sauce.
  4. Serve topped with whipped cream, caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy!

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Here are a few other holiday drinks you might enjoy!
Pumpkin Steamers
Snowberry Steamer
Grandma?s Frappe
Cozy Caramel Cider
Evergreen Punch


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4 Responses to “Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate”

  1. This looks so yummy. I live in MA and it is so much warmer here than usual. As a matter of fact, I just played in a Christmas concert in 60 degree weather. Although it was nice not having to drag timpani through the snow, I'm mourning my winter. Maybe I'll save this recipe for the first time it snows.

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