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Creamy Caramel Hot Chocolate

IngredientsChocolate, Dairy, Non-alcoholic Beverages
Menu PartBeverage
Cuisine TypeAmerican

Source: Friendship Villas at La Cholla, (Tucson, Ariz.)

The addition of caramel sauce makes this hot chocolate a take on dulce de leche.


3 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
7 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 1/3 cups boiling water
9 qt. half-and-half
5 cups whole milk  (can use 2%, 1% or fat free)
2 3/4 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. of caramel sauce for each serving


  1. Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in hot saucepan; blend in boiling water. Bring mixture to a light boil while stirring. Add half-and-half and milk; heat until hot (do not let it boil). Remove from heat; add vanilla.
  2. Pour mixture into pitcher to serve.
  3. Add caramel to each mug and top with hot chocolate. Finish with housemade marshmallows or your favorite toppings.

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