Caramel Milk Hot or Cold

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Hot caramel milk – Easy to make and a perfect breakfast or bedtime drink. Or chill it and drink throughout the day!

Hot Carmel Milk

Apparently today is national coffee day. So, what do you do if you don’t drink coffee?! There’s tea, but what if you want something non-caffeinated? I like herbal teas, but they aren’t SWEET! Someday I’m going to tell you about my OBSESSION with mugicha aka roasted barley tea, but that’s kind of an acquired taste, and the average non-Japanese/Asian person would probably say it tastes like cigarette butts.

Moving on! I want to tell you about this hot caramel milk. Last week I was kicking the sheets off at night because it was so HOT! Last night I put my fluffy bathrobe on in the middle of the night because I was freezing! What’s up, weather? Anyways, this week has had some chilly mornings, and when the mornings are cold, you want to drink something warm, obvs.

If morning coffee is your thing because, caffeine, then I’m going to let you in on something. Hot milk before bed. It’s not just for little kids. There’s sugar in this, but, I mean, I ate cheesecake right before bed last night, and this is a 100x better idea than that. Just to let you know, I brought the cheesecake to my room to share with my husband but he said he had already brushed his teeth… traitor.

Back to this hot caramel milk. It’s sweet but not overly so, and you can adjust the sweetness to you liking by… adding more milk! Or less, if you’re going for more of a dessert drink. You caramelize the sugar to a deep amber for a deep caramel flavor, or just a little if you don’t like that burnt sugar taste (you’re crazy if you don’t, sorry). The flavor shines through the milk perfectly. Milk makes such a good base for drinks, don’t you agree? There’s also butter in it, which you might think is weird, but it adds a smooth richness to it that is just great. You can skip it if you really must.

This Caramel Milk Tastes Great Both Hot and Cold

Keep in mind that you can serve this hot or cold. It tastes great either way.

It’s really easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. Plus you have all of the ingredients.  If you want another sweet Japanese desert with a Hawaiian twist, try my butter mochi

p.s. aren’t these cups so cute? My friend in Japan gave them to me as a wedding gift. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough that I can let them use it. My oldest already loves them, but I can only let her drink from it if I’m watching her like a hawk O_O.

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6 comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was honestly so good! I’m a big fan of caramel candy so I love this. I bet it would also be good in a latte or mixed with hot chocolate.

  2. 4 stars
    It’s good, my only comment would be that you could do much less butter, or omit it completely. It leaves a film on top of the milk once it’s just sitting in a cup or mug(and this might be just something that bothers me as someone that never really uses butter much. I know Americans love butter). Other than that, it’s rather delicious.

  3. i came across this recipe, and i have to say it looks amanzing!! the bowls are also very pretty, do you know where they are from? xx

  4. 5 stars
    This was just the late-night drink that I was looking for! It’s not too rich and it’s really easy to make.

  5. 5 stars
    This is perfect! I wanted a hot caramel because I am allergic to chocolate and this recipe hit the jackpot. My only comment would be I wish there were pictures because didn’t know what I was doing with the caramel. You really do need to keep going until it caramelizes. It looks like it is boiling or separating but is just heating up. This is so yummy, perfect for a late night.

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