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.