Home Maid Simple: Foodie Friday - Hot Chocolate

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Foodie Friday - Hot Chocolate

Welcome to Foodie Friday! Hosted by Home Maid Simple and Simple Living With Diane Balch.
Each week we will be bringing you tried and true recipes from our home to yours.   We'd love for you to join in the Foodie fun and link up your recipes below.

I love hot chocolate. I always have. Something about it just warms me up - and not just the fact that it's hot. It can take a hard day and turn it around for me.  But I am picky. I'm not one for those flavored hot chocolates.  We were at IHOP last week for Princess C's birthday dinner, and I ordered one of their new caramel hot chocolates. I thought, caramel and hot chocolate would be perfect together, but I didn't much care for it. Mark thoroughly enjoyed it though. I've decided it's really just a taste preference. I prefer my hot chocolate to be thick and creamy.

Well, I've been stumbling across a bunch of hot chocolates on pinterest lately.  Even though our winter has been more like spring this year, I still wanted some good old hot cocoa to chase away the dreary undecided weather (seriously, it needs to make up it's mind!).  So today I hit up the local grocery store for some chocolate chips and made this fabulous Crock Pot Hot Chocolate from Real Mom Kitchen.

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed cream
2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 cups milk  - I used both whole and 2%
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
Put all the ingredients in a crock pot. Turn on low for 2 hours. Whisk every 30 minutes (or whenever you remember).  Enjoy! 

Although this does make an excellent hot chocolate, and my kids loved it, I'm going to suggest using a bit less chocolate chips, or possibly try semi-sweet instead of milk chocolate. It was very thick and very chocolatey. Almost on the verge of feeling like I was drinking straight melted chocolate, but not quite. I'll definitely be trying this again with my suggested alterations.

This week I am also featuring Mrs Mordecai's Meatless Nachos! Thanks for linking up last week! If you're looking for a meatless meal, this is it! We had it for dinner this week, and we all ate it up. Just make sure you double the cheese sauce recipe. We could've used a bit more cheese for all the lentils we had, but I plan on using the lentils in some meatless burritos for another meal!

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1 comment:

  1. That hot cocoa sounds very nice! I never would have thought to make it in a slow cooker.

    Glad you liked the nachos. We had leftover lentils too; we ate them with rice for lunch another day. Extra cheese sauce would have been better though! That stuff is so good.

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