Grown Up Hot Chocolate

I made this last night and put the initial picture on Instagram. Lots of people wanted the recipe so here it is.

Grown Up Hot Chocolate

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup cocoa or shaved bittersweet chocolate (I actually like the Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate mix)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 cups hot water
caramel sauce
whipped cream
1 oz. amaretto (optional)
sea salt (optional)


In a large saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla and salt; mix well. Over medium heat, slowly stir in water; heat through, stirring occasionally, but do not boil.

OR, add everything to a Vitamix blender and set to soup setting.

To serve: inside a mug, drizzle caramel sauce around the edge. Pour amaretto into the cup. Add the hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream, drizzle caramel over the whipped cream, and sprinkle sea salt.