Butterscotch Hot Cocoa

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Recipe: #18241

March 26, 2015

"Lately I've shared several Taste of Home beverage recipes that have had major coffee appeal or used my much-loved crock pot. Now TOH has made me want hot cocoa again w/this show-stopping "beverage beauty" that literally had me drooling. This recipe was originally published as "Butterscotch Hot Cocoa" in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual of 2010 on Pg 21. Enjoy!"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (309.9 g)
  • Calories 463.5
  • Total Fat - 16.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.2 mg
  • Sodium - 392.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 46 g
  • Protein - 9.7 g
  • Calcium - 288.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a lrg saucepan, heat milk & cream over med-heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil).

Step 2

Remove from the heat & whisk in the brown sugar, cocoa, butterscotch topping & vanilla until smooth.

Step 3

Return to the heat. Cook until heated through, stirring. Pour into mugs & sprinkle w/approx 6 miniature marshmallows.


  • No special items are required.

5 Reviews

dienia b

I love the addition of brown sugar to chocolate


review by:
(19 Mar 2020)


We have been in the deep freeze, temps down to minus 40 and 50 below here in Saskatchewan which has us ranked as the coldest place in Canada. I do not doubt that. Last night the perfect night for a hot cup of cocoa, a cozy blanket and a good book. We enjoyed the great chocolate taste of the cocoa and we do love caramel sauce but found the combined ingredients were a touch too rich for us. I am sure I can get those ingredients working for us on our next treat night.


review by:
(9 Feb 2019)


Delicious! We loved this rich, creamy hot cocoa. Quick and easy to make, perfect for a cold winter night. We often drink hot cocoa when it's cold outside, and I think this has become our favorite way to drink it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. *Made for Football Pool**


review by:
(22 Feb 2017)


So rich and yummy. I only had large marshmallows and drizzled a little caramel on top. Thanks for sharing, twissis. Congrats again on your Super Bowl win!


review by:
(14 Feb 2017)


Loved the deep rich flavor of this delicious cocoa. It was wonderful. Deep dark rich chocolate sweetened with brown sugar and caramel sauce...so good. It was truly quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing my Twisted sister. Made for Beverage Anyone Tag Game.


review by:
(11 Apr 2016)

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