Nothing says winter time to me like a smooth, creamy, and delicious hot mocha – especially a Salted Caramel Mocha. It’s one of my favorite seasonal drinks, although I’m pretty sure I would still enjoy it year round. This is not a Paleo recipe by any means, but since I’ve cut out buying coffee and have been especially good this past month (for the most part), I thought it would be nice to give myself a little treat.
I don’t typically have time to make fancy coffee in the mornings, but this one is more than worth the effort. It tastes even better than the coffee you would buy at your local coffee shop, but more importantly it’s less expensive and even healthier for you. That’s because the key ingredient, well besides the coffee of course, is Silk.
You can use either Silk Chocolate Soymilk or Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate, both of which are of course delicious, but are also made with products grown here in the US and contain no GMO’s. Plus, Silk is a great alternative for kids, especially if your little ones (or you) can’t have dairy.
Salted Caramel Mocha
- ½ cup Silk Chocolate Soymilk (light) or Pure Almond Dark Chocolate
- 1-2 shots espresso (or 2-4 Tbsp strong black coffee)
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons caramel flavored syrup, divided
- Regular or non-dairy whipped cream
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt for garnish
- Together in a saucepan, combine the Silk, espresso (or coffee), pinch of salt and one tablespoon caramel syrup and heat just until warm.
- Remove from heat and pour into your coffee cup or mug.
- Top with whipped cream, remaining caramel syrup and sea salt.
The most perfect cup of warm treat on a cold winter day.
Do you have your own idea for a winter drink recipe using Silk products? Silk is hosting a holiday recipe contest and everyone who enters will receive a Silk cooking apron. There are three categories to enter, and each category will have one grand prize winner, each will win a KitchenAid mixer and Silk for a year!
Check out the Winter Silkology Facebook page for more details and to enter, before December 1st – so hurry.
Need a little inspiration to help get you started? Check out these other delicious Silkology recipes!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.