I meant to start my Holiday goodies series on December 1st, but if you keep up with me on my facebook page, then you know that we had a water mishap. A switch had gone bad on our water tank, & we had NO running water in the house for nearly 2 days. We were filling up containers of water from the neighbor's outdoor spigot, & using that for all of our water needs. I had NO idea that it takes nearly 3 gallons of water to simply flush a toilet! If anything, my 2 day experience with no running water made me appreciate it so much more. I was cooking during the ordeal, then it came time to do the dishes - but kinda hard to do without water! I am SO glad that is over with now.
I am starting off the Holiday goody season with my recipe for Hot Cocoa in the Crockpot. This isn't Swiss Miss, folks. This is the real deal! On a chilly day, it warms you from the inside out. Serve it to a child, & you will see their face light up like a Christmas tree. Proof in point - here is my daughter, Madison after just drinking a swallow.
Decadent doesn't even begin to describe this. I'm serious - this is the BEST hot cocoa. Ever.
Cover, & cook on low for 2 hours - coming back to whisk it every so often.
How easy is that?!?
Now, just ladle the hot cocoa into mugs....
Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired. I personally love marshmallows with mine.
Sit, relax, & drink this down! Or, if you are like my oldest daughter Destiny - guzzle it down in the kitchen & grab another mug before Daddy gets home & drinks the pot full :)
This serves 6-8 people, depending upon how big of mugs you use - and I used a 5 quart crockpot in my pictures.
Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa
- 1.5 cups whipping cream
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish as desired.