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Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 bars (3-1/2 ounces each) 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 medium bananas, pureed
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel topping
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream, additional salted caramel topping


  • In a large saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolates, banana and caramel topping smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. If desired, strain before serving. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream and additional caramel topping if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 486 calories, 35g fat (23g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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