Werther’s Original
Caramel Hot Chocolate

Caramel Hot Chocolate

Take comfort on a cool day with a warm caramel hot chocolate. This hot chocolate recipe is quick, easy and made even more delicious with caramel.



  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (reserve a tablespoon for drink garnish)
  • 15 pieces (5 oz.) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tub prepared whipped cream


  1. In a medium heavy bottomed saucepot, heat milk, sugar and coffee to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to low and add the chocolate and caramels. Continue to barely simmer, stirring often, until both the caramels and chocolate have melted completely.

  3. Pour into small mugs or cups and top with whipped cream and chocolate.

  4. For an interesting variation, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to your caramel hot chocolate.

    Makes: 4-6 servings
    Prep Time: 15 minutes