Sunday, November 4, 2012

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

I have been trying really hard not to drink very much coffee and for the last 4.5 years I have done a very good job.  Only drinking it when I am visiting, where I don't want to explain why I quit drinking coffee.... But over the last couple of months I have had a craving for coffee and not just plain coffee but specialty coffees.  This also is possibly due to receiving a free sample of Don Thomas Coffee and wanting to be able to try it so that I can do a proper review.   A couple of weeks ago at our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party, one of the other co-hosts, From Calculus to Cupcakes linked up a recipe for Salted Caramel Latte and I knew that I just had to try my own.  As I was making it I thought that chocolate would go good with it too, so hence the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte.  I did try to use chocolate squares but all I had was dark chocolate and I am not a dark chocolate fan and it was overpowering, so tried hot chocolate mix and Bingo... It worked.


Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

For one cup:
3/4 cup double strength coffee ( I used Don Thomas Coffee)
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp hot chocolate mix (I used double chocolate hot cocoa from Harry and David)
2 heaping tablespoon salted caramel sauce (recipe below)
heavy whipping cream for topping (optional)
extra hot chocolate mix to sprinkle over whip cream

Mix evaporated milk and hot chocolate mix together and warm in microwave.  Add hot coffee and salted caramel sauce and stir.   Whip heavy whipping cream and add to top, sprinkle with extra hot chocolate mix and pour extra caramel sauce over. 
If you are like me then take pictures before enjoying... 


Salted Caramel Sauce
adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian No fail caramel sauce

2 cups brown sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp salt ( I used kosher salt)

Combine all ingredients in saucepan.  Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, whisking occasionally.  Remove from heat and pour in jars.  Refrigerate. 
I did let mine harden slightly before putting it into my salted caramel mocha latte.






this is part of a review of Don Tomas Coffee where I was given a sample to try and review.  Full review will be done by November 16, 2012.


Links: Melt in your Mouth MondaysWednesday Extravaganza,Farm Girl Friday Blog FestFoodie Friends Friday

This post was featured in Foodista Drink Blog of the Day ~ December 5/12

25 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so yummy! I had to give up drinking coffee a few years ago but I do enjoy an occational fancy coffee :)

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    1. thanks Elena... I love specialty coffees and is the only coffee I drink now.

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  2. ¡Qué bella propuesta me encanta se ve muy delicioso! abrazos hugs,hugs.

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    1. Rosita thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting. I had to use a translator ~~~ Muchas gracias por visitarnos y comentar.

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  3. It looks delicious! I've been trying to cut back on coffee, but drinks like this are hard to resist!

    Visiting from the blog hop :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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    1. Thanks Tammy for stopping by. I haven't drank much coffee for the last 4 years but now that I make my own specialty coffees I have been trying very hard not to drink so much.

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  4. Oh my mouth is watering! This looks absolutely delicious!!!

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    1. Thanks Sorella..it was delicious if I say so myself.

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  5. I know that I will be giving this a try. Your photography is stunning!

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    1. Cynthia, let me know what you think and thanks for the compliment on my photography.

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  6. I'm here from the MTMmixer and I am sooo happy I stopped by!!! This and so many of your other recipes look DELISH!!! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your compliment Stephanie.

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  7. Oh I love salted caramel anything...and I really enjoy my one cup of coffee in the mornings. I am making this soon! So glad you shared.

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    1. Let me know what you think if you make it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Starbucks Salted Caramel Mochas are my favorite! New fan here from Foodie Friends. Please come share this tempting recipe at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-9.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and heading to your page.

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  9. I love your presentation! I actually never had a salted latte, so I have to give it a try!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week :)

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  10. This recipe is so wonderful! I can see why it won awards at Foodie Friends Friday! Can't wait to try it!
    I am off to share it on my facebook!

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  11. That looks unbelievably delicious. I've been on a homemade latte/frappe fix lately and the salted caramel sauce looks so good right about now!

    Stopping by from Weds Extravaganza.

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    1. Thanks Sarah ...It was delicious and I need to make it again. Still have caramel sauce in my fridge.

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  12. This sounds really wonderful. I love these kinds of drinks but don't care to pay coffee bar prices for them. I'll be giving this a try for sure.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it. I don't like paying the prices for coffees either.

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  13. This just has to be wonderful. Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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