Fans of caramel and warm drinks and cups of cheer will fall in love with this luscious drink from the Prost! kiosk at Epcot's Germany pavilion. But if you can't make it to the parks this year, make it yourself at home with this easy copycat recipe!
If you're heading to Walt Disney World this holiday season, you absolutely must stop at Prost! It's easy to find, since it's situated right on the promenade, in the same location as the German marketplace during Food and Wine Festival. There are other options here as well. But honestly, the hot salted caramel is where it's at. Trust me.
I tried this for the first time back in 2013 and fell in love with it. The hot drink is perfect for when the days turn cool as the sun sets, and it's not as thick or overwhelming as you might think. It's the perfect sweet treat.
And it's so easy to replicate at home! I'm going to try making it in a crock pot for Thanksgiving, so we can drink it all afternoon. I think it will be a really nice break from hot chocolate, but still a sweet drink that everyone can enjoy.
What You Need:
Small to Medium Saucepan
Spoon or Whisk
(makes two servings)
10 pieces Werthers Orginal Caramels (I used chewy ones)
1 1/2 cups of milk (I used organic whole milk, but you can switch out for 2%, which is most likely the milk they use in the park, but I wanted mine to be a little richer)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pinch sea salt, plus more for topping
1. Heat the milk and the caramels in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until the caramels are melted. Make sure to keep stirring to prevent any of the sugars from burning. Ain't no one got time for burnt caramel.
2. Stir in vanilla and sea salt.
3. Ladle into mugs and top with a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve hot.
Didn't I tell you it was easy? This drink is so easy you'll worry that you forgot a step.
The day I made these, it was a perfect crisp fall day. Today, as I write about making it, it's raining and windy and cold and just all around awful. And I'm sitting in a Starbucks dreaming about some hot salted caramel. So guess I'll have to leave and go home to make some!
Happy caramel-ing friends!