Today is National Cocoa Day and to help celebrate I thought I would post this delicious recipe I make all the time for a thick and creamy hot chocolate made in the crock-pot.
This is the real deal folks, not the instant…just add water packaged stuff. My kids love having a cup of warm cocoa when they come home from sledding or playing out doors or just when they come home from school.
Crock-Pot Thick & Creamy Hot Chocolate
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 (14 Oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6 Cups Milk (use whole milk for extra thick hot chocolate)
2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- In a large Crock-Pot combine all ingredients and stir.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 2 hours, whisking every now and then to combine the melted chocolate chips with the milk.
- Ladle into mugs and serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.
For a peppermint hot chocolate you can stir in about 5-10 crushed starlight peppermints or 2 or 3 crushed candy canes.
For an adult beverage try adding peppermint schnapps or Kahlua. – Yum!
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