With the kids allergies, it is hard for me to find a Hot Cocoa mix that is safe, so we have been making lots of hot vanilla. However, I thought with the Homemade Caramel Sauce I made the other day, I thought I would try mixing that with some warm milk. When I did, I added a little whipped cream, and sprinkle of sea salt, and it was perfection. It is what I always imagined butter beer from the Harry Potter books to kind of taste like (I'm sure that this has nothing to do with what JK Rowling had envisioned).
Warm Salted Caramel (makes one mug)
1 cup milk
1 TBS caramel sauce (Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe link)
whipped cream for garnish
pinch of sea salt
More caramel sauce for garnish
If caramel sauce is not heated, in a heat proof dish, warm in microwave for 10 - 20 seconds or in a water bath.
In a small sauce pan over low heat, add milk. When tiny bubbles form around edges of pan, whisk in caramel sauce. Continue to stir for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour into mug.
Add whipped cream, drizzle of caramel sauce, and pinch of sea salt.
Serve immediately. Best enjoyed with blanket, and a Harry Potter book.
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