Christmas/ Drinks & Cocktails

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

December 15, 2020

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamy and indulgent hot chocolate recipe, spiked with Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream. Made using real chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel and vanilla it's the perfect warm beverage for the Christmas holidays, a long cold winter night, and ready in under 10 minutes. Garnish with homemade salted caramel bits, whipped cream and chocolate shaving for the perfect cold weather treat.

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamy and indulgent hot chocolate recipe, spiked with Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream. Made using real chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel and vanilla it’s the perfect warm beverage for the Christmas holidays, a long cold winter night, and ready in under 10 minutes. Garnish with homemade salted caramel bits, whipped cream and chocolate shaving for the perfect cold weather treat.

Love a good hot chocolate recipe? Try this Christmas Peppermint White Hot Chocolate!

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

What You Need to Make Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • Milk, any milk of your choice
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream
  • Whipped Cream

Salted Caramel Garnish

  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Flaky Sea Salt

How to Make Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Step One: Warm Milk – add milk of your choice in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

Step Two: Add Cocoa Powder – whisk in cocoa powder and heat until warm through and steamy – not boiling.

Step Three: Add Chocolate, Vanilla & Caramel – add chocolate pieces, pure vanilla extract and caramel sauce whisking until melted and incorporated.

Step Four: Pour in Baileys – stir in Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream.

Step Five: Serve & Enjoy – serve immediately topping with whipped cream and salted caramel pieces to garnish.

Salted Caramel Garnish

Homemade Hot Chocolate Tips & Notes

  • To reheat, in a small saucepan over medium low heat, warm hot chocolate stirring constantly until it’s warmed through. You want to keep stirring to prevent a layer of froth from forming on top of hot chocolate.
  • Be careful not to bring mixture to a boil, this will burn the hot chocolate and may end up curdling the milk.
  • Use milk instead of water, this makes the hot chocolate extra creamy and rich.
Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamy and indulgent hot chocolate recipe, spiked with Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream. Made using real chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel and vanilla it’s the perfect warm beverage for the Christmas holidays, a long cold winter night, and ready in under 10 minutes. Garnish with homemade salted caramel bits, whipped cream and chocolate shaving for the perfect cold weather treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Christmas, Drinks & Cocktails
Servings 2 servings
Calories 814 kcal

Ingredients
  

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • 4 cups Milk 2%, nut, or milk of your choice
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate more for a richer consistency
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream, more or less as desired
  • Whipped Cream as desired for garnish

Salted Caramel Garnish

  • 3/4 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Flaky Sea Salt

Instructions
 

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add milk and cocoa powder. Whisk constantly until milk is steamy. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Gradually add the chocolate pieces, pure vanilla extract and caramel sauce whisking until chocolate melted, ingredients incorporated and mixture smooth; remove from heat.
  • Stir in Baileys Salted Caramel or Original Irish Cream, serve immediately topping with whipped cream and salted caramel pieces to garnish.

Salted Caramel Garnish

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Over medium heat in a medium sized saucepan, heat the sugar stirring occasionally with a heat safe spatula. When sugar melted and has turned a golden caramel colour remove from heat, around 7- 8 minutes. Very carefully pour the caramel onto the prepared baking sheet. Using the spatula, spread into a thin layer, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Allow to rest until harden, around 5-6 minutes, then carefully smash hardened caramel into small garnish sized pieces with the back of a spoon.

Notes

Add more semi-sweet chocolate pieces for a richer hot chocolate consistency. // Be careful not to leave burn the caramel, it will have a bitter taste if you do.

Nutrition

Calories: 814kcalCarbohydrates: 142gProtein: 19gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 382mgPotassium: 971mgFiber: 4gSugar: 136gVitamin A: 848IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 648mgIron: 2mg
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2 Comments

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    𝕿𝖆𝖓𝖞𝖚𝖘𝖍𝖆
    September 14, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    5 stars
    It’s just great!!!
    Such wonderful recipes!!!

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      Taneisha Morris
      September 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

      Yayy! Love that feedback! So glad you thoroughly enjoyed!!

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