Drinking Caramel Recipe

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Ok, guys. I’m dying. Dying, over today’s recipe.

If you’ve ever tried thick luxurious drinking chocolate, (As in, the cousin of hot chocolate, but much more intense.) you are going to want to kiss my face when you taste my Drinking Caramel Recipe.

That’s right. Rich creamy caramel… That you sip.

The next time you entertain, instead of slaving over appetizers, dinner, and an elaborate dessert, why not focus on the savory stuff.

Then make a quick batch of Drinking Caramel to pour into espresso cups for a lavish liquid dessert that takes only 10 minutes to make!

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This Drinking Caramel Recipe is thick and creamy with a touch of salt, yet not as dense as caramel sauce, so you can sip away.

It’s satisfying, even in small shot-sized portions. That way you won’t break your calorie bank, so to speak.

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You can also add a nip of your favorite liquor for kicks and giggles. (I would go with bourbon.)

Or swirl it with homemade drinking chocolate for a steaming chocolate-caramel sensation!

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To make this Drinking Caramel Recipe, start with Wholesome!™ Organic Light Brown Sugar and a little water. Boil the sugar to dissolve the crystals and develop a deep caramel flavor.

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I love using Wholesome!™ sweeteners in desserts. They allow me to feel good about serving clean chemical-free non-gmo recipes to my friends and family, even in treat form!

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Once the boiling liquified sugar has deep toasted aroma, whisk in cream, sea salt, and vanilla extract.

Simmer another couple minutes to thicken and… Viola!

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Silky, indulgent, liquid caramel that you just cannot get enough of.

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Consider making it for Valentine’s Day this year. Imagine you and your sweetie sitting by the fire with little mugs of Drinking Caramel in hand.


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Drinking Caramel Recipe

Yield: 12+ mini servings

Cook Time:10 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Like Drinking Chocolate? You’ve got to try this rich silky Drinking Caramel Recipe perfect for a after dinner drink, or liquid dessert. Smooth and velvety perfection!



  1. Place the Wholesome!™ Organic Light Brown Sugar in a large deep sauté pan. Add the water and turn the heat on medium. Bring the sugar to a low boil. Allow the sugar to boil until it darkens to a deep brown and smells toasted, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Slowly, carefully, whisk in the heavy cream. The sugar will boil up at first, then firm up, but will eventually loosen and blend into the cream.
  3. Add the salt and vanilla extract. Stir and simmer another 2-3 minutes to thicken. Ladle into espresso cups and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12+ mini servings, Serving Size: 1/12th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 165 Calories
  • Total Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.9g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 168mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16.9g
  • Sugar: 16.1g
  • Protein: 0.6g
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wholesome!™. All opinions are my own.

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28 comments on “Drinking Caramel Recipe

  1. machelle operiaposted December 30, 2018 at 5:33 pm Reply

    My husband is diabetic si I did everything the same but I used splenda brown sugar. This is so so good

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  5. Yaelposted January 23, 2018 at 7:54 am Reply

    Hi Somer,

    This sounds great and I really want to make it!

    I have a question:
    Does it have to be made fresh or can I prepare it in advance?
    Can I prepare it today and reheat it tomorrow before serving? Will it keep it’s liquid texture?

    • Sommerposted February 5, 2018 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Hi Yael,

      You can definitely make it ahead. Just keep it refrigerated in an air-tight container. :)

  6. Jamieposted December 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    This is so delicious, I have always wanted a way to drink caramel:)  Your recipes are amazing, and this is my favorite one (caramel is my favorite food though lol)

    Rating: 5
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  8. Crystalposted October 12, 2016 at 5:13 pm Reply


  9. Angel Tramontanaposted July 21, 2016 at 2:26 am Reply

    Made this tonight for company for coffee and ended up drizzling some over the tremisu for a bit more color.  OMG what a treat.  Thank you

    Rating: 5
  10. Patty Kposted February 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Your drinking chocolate and caramel are too dangerous!

  11. Gaby Dalkinposted February 12, 2016 at 1:41 am Reply

    MMM drinking caramel with bourbon is my kind of party!

  12. Marla Meridithposted February 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    I NEED this after skiing today!!

  13. Carolposted February 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm Reply

    Where do you purchase the cute little cups?  This looks truly delicious!

  14. sue|theviewfromgreatislandposted February 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm Reply

    You’re killing me with this post! The pics just got more and more tempting as I scrolled down, I’m definitely trying this :)

  15. [email protected]posted February 10, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    Just made this, OMG! It is truly delicious. Heaven in a tiny cup.

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted February 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm Reply

      Nadia – Thanks so much for coming back to share. So glad you liked it!!

  16. Naomiposted February 10, 2016 at 10:58 am Reply

    This is something I can totally get behind! Pass me a cup! 

  17. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 10, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    I would slurp this right up!

  18. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 10, 2016 at 10:19 am Reply

    Love the sound of drinking caramel!  How decadently good!

  19. Mariaposted February 10, 2016 at 9:55 am Reply


  20. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted February 10, 2016 at 9:35 am Reply

    I’ll gladly take two of these cups! PINNED! 

  21. Deidraposted February 10, 2016 at 9:04 am Reply

    I love caramel…and this looks fabulous.  However, I’ve recently found out I’m allergic to dairy..,wondering if this would work with the milk alternatives (almond milk, cashew milk, etc.)???  

    • Sommerposted February 10, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply

      Deidra – I  haven’t tried that, but based on past experiments I would try thick canned coconut milk first. 

  22. Christinaposted February 10, 2016 at 8:31 am Reply

    I love this! I am not a fan of chocolate but do love caramel. Definitely making.

  23. Dorota | HappyForks.composted February 10, 2016 at 6:10 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, delight in the cup. 5 oz of this drinking carmel has 470 kcal. I wish I didn’t know that! But still it’s worth to drink. Now I just need to run for an hour :)

    • Sommerposted February 10, 2016 at 7:30 am Reply

      LOL! Dorota, if it’s any consolation, the cups you see in the images are 1 oz espresso cups. This is definitely a splurge recipe. :)