Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Even though hygge became trendy in the U.S. a few years back, my husband somehow just discovered it this year. And as soon as he discovered it, he decided 2018 is our year to fully embrace it!  We bought some string lights during our holiday decoration shopping to hang on our exposed brick wall and we’ve decided to leave them up all year for the ambiance! I’ve also always been a candle person, but he’s way more into burning them now.  We’re only two weeks in, but I’m loving it!

Hygge Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

It is totally helping January feel less miserable. I’m currently curled up on the couch with my pillow, my pups, and a giant cozy comforter, writing this post by candlelight and I am feeling so good!  I really suggest giving it a try! I mean, there is a reason that Denmark is consistently one of the happiest countries in the world. And it’s cold there, too!

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa Month is a total embracement of hygge! And one of the best ways to enjoy any sweet treat is with some saltiness added in.  If you’ve tried my chocolate chip cookies, you know that the extra salt really makes the flavor perfect. There’s a reason the salted caramel trend hasn’t faded out…because it’s delicious!  And then you add the chocolate flavor, and chocolate makes everything even better!

Hygge Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

I used Dulce de Leche for the caramel, which was its own adventure.  When I lived in Louisville, it was so easy to find at any neighborhood Kroger, but it’s much harder to find in Boston apparently.  I ended up having to go out to a Wal-Mart in the suburbs to find it, so I stocked up! Hopefully you can easily find it wherever you are because this hot chocolate is so delicious!

My dog, Baxter, embracing hygge behind my Dulce de Leche stock
My dog, Baxter, embracing hygge behind my Dulce de Leche stock

So let me know, how do you embrace the concept of hygge?

Hot chocolate is a great way to start embracing the concept of #hygge! Get the recipe at! @flour_de_liz #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #recipe #madefromscratch

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 mug


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal


  • Place chips in a heatproof bowl (preferably with a spout), and set aside.
  • Combine milk and dulce de leche in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, whisking frequently. (The faster you whisk, the foamier the milk will be.)
  • When the milk mixture looks like it's about to boil, remove from heat and pour into bowl over the chips.
  • Let sit about 1 minute, then add salt and whisk until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a mug and embrace the hygge!


As with the previous recipes, high quality chocolate will improve the taste of this recipe, but I'm always a proponent of using what you have on hand.  I used Ghirardelli chips (60% Dark), but you can also chop chocolate if you don't have chips.  The chips just save a step!
I used whole milk for my test recipes, but I think whatever type of milk you have on hand should also work fine.  You can use a little bit more cream and less milk to thicken a lighter milk.


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