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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
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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One thought on “Foodie Friday – Hot Chocolate”
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.