Hot Butterscotch Latte

My apartment is already prepared for the season of lights, the smell of pine, and some serious cold- even if that last part seems to come a little later, and with a few less snowflakes every year. The halls here aren’t decked with holly, Walmart was out, but there are gold, blue, red, and green spheres of light strung throughout my small space. The orange bowl of candy corn has been replaced by a cheesy plastic snowman filled with minty Hershey kisses.

Normally, I take on the role of Autumn Crusader, dutifully lavishing in the red, orange and yellow decorations until Thanksgiving has passed. This year however I was burdened with a particularly large amount of work before break finally came around, so the transition between seasons seemed liked a good distraction.

While my roommate and I were getting festive, I enjoyed a small glass of eggnog and it got me thinking about holiday drinks. Hot chocolate is a favorite of course but I wanted to make something different. Butterscotch is a flavor that’s often used for alcoholic drinks but I basically used it in a white hot chocolate recipe for more of a hot drink.


  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup half and half (I guess you could just use 2 cups of 1 or 2 percent or something)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • one cinnamon stick


  • melt the butterscotch chips and heavy cream over low heat
  • add the milk, half and half, vanilla, and cinnamon stick and simmer for 5 minutes or so consistently whisking it all


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2 responses to “Hot Butterscotch Latte

  1. Rayna Flannery

    this was SO good, but definitely filling – what was the alternative, “lighter” option you mentioned?

  2. Thanks! Instead of using 1 cup skim/1 cup half and half, just use two cups of skim.

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