Did you know that your slow cooker can be used for more than just pulled pork, Chinese take-out at home, and tailgating cheese dips? It can also be used to have warm and comforting beverages ready for you after an evening in the cold.
For Thanksgiving we went to Alabama to spend the holiday weekend with my in-laws. On Black Friday we had intended to go walking through a Christmas light display downtown. Because it was a chilly night my mother-in-law whipped up a batch of hot chocolate so we could warm up when we returned.
We never did go check out the lights, though. We got wrapped up in a very competitive game of Harry Potter Uno. (Side note: Can you believe this deck of cards is now over $60!?)
But we did still get to enjoy some home made hot chocolate!
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 C heavy cream
- 6 C milk
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 C cocoa powder
- 2/3 C hot water
- Place condensed milk, heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt in slow cooker.
- In a large mug or measuring glass, whisk together cocoa powder and hot water. Add to slow cooker.
- Cook on LOW 3 hours.
*This recipe is adapted from Melissa at http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2013/12/14/slow-cooker-hot-cocoa/*
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