One morning when it was really cold and raining out, I was doing my Crossing Guard job at the corner I "work" at. A few yards from the corner is a small Espresso/coffee hut. After I got done and was getting ready to leave the corner, one of the girls who works at the espresso hut came up to me and asked me if I wanted either a hot chocolate or a Hot Caramel Apple Cider. I opted for the Hot Caramel Apple Cider. I was so cold and wet that I drank it hot without letting it cool off at all!! It was so good and it immediately started to warm me up. I could taste the caramel in it. A couple of days later when I got one on my own I asked what was in it and the girl who gave me my first one, told me. I think I have the right amounts of ingredients. You can add more caramel sauce and/or vanilla to suit your taste. This recipe can easily be multiplied to serve more people. I am sure you could use apple juice if you don't have apple cider on hand.
- Combine apple cider, caramel and vanilla into a sauce pan.
- Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until apple cider is hot and caramel has melted.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy.
Delicious...and so quick and easy, too!! I have made this three times already because it is so darn good. I did increase the caramel and vanilla measurements to get it so that it was right for my taste. Also, I went the lazy route and mixed all of the ingredients into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. I microwaved it on "high" for 3-4 mins. until it was hot, stirring occasionally. This really hits the spot when you are looking for something to warm your insides :) *Made for Comfort Cafe*
This is so delicious! I think I'll serve this after dinner on Thanksgiving! Update: I served this in a crockpot on Thanksgiving and it was GONE before I knew it! I mean they picked up the crockpot and poured the last of it out! They LOVED it! Thank you!
It did warm me right up! So easy to make - I did it in a microwaveable measuring cup, then poured, steaming into my mug. I used Dulce de Leche Mexican style caramel and it was like having dessert!