This week we’re to post a favorite recipe. It is that time of year where hot chocolate is something the kids ask for all the time, their friends from church want hot chocolate brought to them. They go to school with hot chocolate to help keep them warm on the way there. It only makes sense to make it in large batches especially if I know there is going to be a lot of going in and out to play. Slow cooker hot cocoa is the way to go. I found this recipe on Hi It’s Jilly and it is perfect, though I have to cut it down because we don’t need this much but here is the recipe.
Delicious Crockpot Hot Chocolate
serves 18 to 20 (I use about half of this recipe on a busy hot chocolate day, so feel free to divide it up the way you need to)
12 cups milk
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla
2-3 dashes cinnamon
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 oz dark chocolate melting wafers/baking melts
1. Toss all liquid ingredients in a large slow cooker and whisk. Stir in chocolate chips and melts.
2. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally (every 20 or 30 minutes).
3. After all the chocolate is melted, turn your slow cooker down to ‘warm’. Before serving, whisk or blend with an immersion blender.
When it comes time to serve you get to have fun with it. I like this recipe because each of my kids likes something different. This gives us the basic hot chocolate and then each kid can have what they want added into theirs to get the taste that they like. This is great for parties.