Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Every December, a couple of friends and I get together before Christmas to exchange gifts and celebrate the holidays. We've kept the tradition going ever since graduating high school! While we're together we usually make gingerbread houses, listen to Christmas music, and sometimes bake Christmas themed treats. Now that we're all working it can get a little hard to squeeze everything in, so I wanted to prep something beforehand so we could just focus on enjoying the company (and presents!)
This slow cooker hot chocolate is a wonderfully rich version of your standard hot cocoa drink. Paired sugar cookie, marshmallow, and candy cane toppings it was a huge hit with everyone! Plus, it only takes like 5 minutes to prepare!
(Note: If it's too rich for you you can always water it down a bit with milk or water.)
- 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups of milk chocolate chips (or 1 cup semi-sweet)
I followed Wishes and Dishes' recipe here.
First you'll want to mix in the whipping cream, milks, vanilla and chocolate chips. Then place the cover on and cook on low for 2 hours. Boom, done!
Sometimes the chocolate coats the top of the mix, so I made sure to stir it around every 30 minutes.
And here we are! Slow cooker hot cocoa ready to be poured. It comes out VERY warm, so watch your lips and tongue! Get ready once it cools down though, because it's real hard to put down.
The toppings are ready for adding! I decided to include a little bit of each in mine. :)