- 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
In a medium heavy bottomed saucepot, heat milk, sugar and coffee to a boil.
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.
Pour into small mugs or cups and top with whipped cream and chocolate.
For an interesting variation, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to your caramel hot chocolate.
Makes: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes