January 21, 2013
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate
Most of the time around here we use our slow cooker for very sensible things. In fact, there's a soup warming up in there this very minute.
But a couple of fridays ago, I felt like the three of us deserved a high-five for making it through a long week in one piece, so I pulled out the slow cooker, stirred together a few things I thought would make for good hot chocolate and crossed my fingers.
It's decadent for sure. But in the best way.
2 cups half-and-half
4 cups milk
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
Instructions: Whisk all the ingredients together in your slow cooker, then cover and heat on low for about 2-3 hours - until it's hot. (Be careful about letting it cook for very much longer, though, especially after you've served some of the hot chocolate - it'll scorch).
You could certainly do this over the stove, but then of course, you wouldn't be able to walk away from it. And what about stirring in some cinnamon or vanilla? Chili? Lots of options ...
Do you have a favorite hot cocoa recipe? Or a favorite slow-cooker recipe, for that matter? I'd love to hear it.
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