Did you know caramel was spelled like that? Not carmel?

We went to sushi last night at our favorite spot- Hana– in Capitol Hill but when we got home, I was really craving something sweet!  I had bought a jar of Dulce de Leche (milk caramel) from Cost Plus (World Market) a day prior so I thought I would try making Sipping Carmel.  The recipe is inspired by a similar treat made at Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard– yum!

What you need…

12-16 oz of milk (I used 2%)
2 heaping tbsp of milk caramel (as I was researching, you could also use caramel syrup but it will turn out thinner)
3-4 pinches of sea salt
Cheyenne pepper, to taste
Black pepper, to taste (can be a bit more liberal than the Cheyenne pepper)

Don't boil!

On medium heat in a sauce pan, heat the milk while stirring (don’t boil!)
Add the caramel and allow to melt while stirring continuously
Add the salt and black pepper, to taste
Add the Cheyenne pepper (for an extra kick)

When the milk steams, let it sit for a couple more minutes on the heat while stirring.  Pour into a mug and enjoy!

sipping caramel. done!