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Warm Up With This Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

I hope that this easy hot chocolate recipe warms you up! We’re partnering with Starbucks® and Influence Central on a sponsored post to share the most decadent hot cocoa you will LOVE to indulge in – right in the comfort of your own home!

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe - one of the richest, most decadent hot cocoas I've ever tried!

I know I know, it’s FREEZING outside. We are so glad that spring is coming upon us, and I just can’t wait for the warmer weather to creep in. Until then, we’ve been staying warm and cozy at home with Starbucks® Hot Cocoa!

Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa - so delicious!

How does a piping hot cup of cocoa sound? We love a good cup of gourmet hot chocolate, and Starbucks is making it super easy to sip their rich and creamy hot cocoa at home, now at the touch of a button! They’ve introduced K-cup® pods for the Keurig® brewer in two flavors – Classic Hot Cocoa and Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa – and we are loving them!

Cozy on the couch with Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-cup® pods

Curling up on the couch with a book, or watching TV under the covers are some of my favorite warm moments that make me feel so at home, and I started to bring along my new favorite feel good beverage. This salted caramel hot chocolate recipe is super easy, and sooooo good! I hope you’ll try it at home, my family tried it and they don’t want me to make anything else!

Make Starbucks Salted Caramel hot cocoa in the Keurig


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

makes one cup


  • 1 Starbucks® Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pod
  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 10 semi-sweet chocolate chips

Making Starbucks hot cocoa in the Keurig machine

Simply turn on your Keurig® and pop one of the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-cup® pods into the Keurig and brew. Drop the marshmallow and the chocolate chips right into the mug, the result is the most delicious and velvety salted caramel flavored drink that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. It is like heaven in a mug!

Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with a marshmallow and semi sweet chocolate chips

Starbucks® Hot Cocoa is made with real cocoa, natural caramel flavor and non-fat milk, which is the way I like my hot chocolate! I also tried the Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa, this time I topped it with whipped cream and some chocolate syrup. Good stuff, y’all…

Starbucks® Classic hot cocoa, whipped cream, chocolate syrup

Win a Starbucks Cozy Collection hot cocoa set!

Stop by the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa page and enter to win a Cozy Collection package from Starbucks. It includes a Starbucks mug, marshmallows, shortbread cookies, exclusive offer on Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® Pods, Starbucks® Classic and Salted Caramel K-Cup®Pods and the warmest, softest, coziest blanket you’ve ever felt!

Treat yourself to the rich, chocolaty taste of Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-cup® pods, create something warm, something personal, something you’ll love.

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