Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate2023-03-05
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 5m
- Cook Time: 2:00 h
- Ready In: 2:05 h
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Saturated Fat3.6 g
Trans Fat0 g
Unsaturated Fat0.1 g
Slow cooker hot chocolate is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy a warm and comforting drink during the holiday season. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a decadent treat that will impress your loved ones.
What is Hot Chocolate and Why Should You Care?
It is a drink recipe that can be made in a slow cooker. It’s a perfect drink for chilly winter days and it’s also a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy.
There are many benefits to making it at home. One of the most obvious benefits is that you can make it as sweet or as spicy as you want without adding any extra sugar or spice. It’s also easy to whip up and can be done in just minutes!
How to Make Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker
To make slow cooker hot chocolate, you will need 1/2 cup of Dutch process cacao, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, 4 cups of whole milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
Start by combining the cacao, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in your slow cooker. Stir them together until they are well mixed. Then, slowly pour in the milk while continuing to stir. Add the vanilla and give it one final stir.
Once all the ingredients are combined, cover the slow cooker and set it to low heat. Let the hot chocolate cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent any clumps from forming.
After the cooking time is up, your hot chocolate will be rich, creamy, and ready to serve. Ladle it into mugs and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for an extra touch of indulgence.
Making hot chocolate in a slow cooker is not only easy, but it also allows the flavors to meld together and develop a deep, chocolatey taste. So gather your loved ones, cozy up by the fire, and enjoy a mug of slow cooker hot chocolate this holiday season.
Cooking Tips and Tricks
The key to making good hot cocoa is to take your time with it. You’ll want to measure out the ingredients into a pot and then add some water. Then, you will want to bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
The crockpot is an excellent way of making hot cocoa because it helps keep the temperature constant and doesn’t require any monitoring.
Hot Chocolate Pairing
Hot chocolate is a versatile and indulgent drink that pairs well with a variety of flavors and treats. Whether you’re looking to enhance the rich chocolatey taste or add a touch of sweetness, there are plenty of options to consider when it comes to hot chocolate pairings.
One classic pairing for this dessert is whipped cream. The creamy texture and subtle sweetness of the whipped cream complement the smoothness of the hot chocolate, creating a delightful combination. Top your mug of hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream and watch it melt into the warm drink.
Another popular option is marshmallows. The soft and pillowy texture of marshmallows adds a fun element to hot chocolate. As they melt into the drink, they create a gooey and sweet layer that enhances the overall experience. You can use regular marshmallows or get creative with flavored ones like peppermint or caramel.
For those who enjoy a bit of spice, adding a dash of cinnamon or a sprinkle of chili powder to your drink can take it to the next level. The warmth and subtle heat from these spices complements the richness of the chocolate, creating a unique and flavorful combination.
If you’re looking for a more indulgent treat, consider pairing your hot chocolate with a chocolate chip cookie or a slice of cake. The combination of the warm drink and the sweet treat creates a heavenly dessert experience.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
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- 1/2 cup (125 ml) Dutch process cacao
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 4 cups (2 L) whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in slow cooker. Stir in enough milk to make a smooth paste. Stir in the remaining milk and vanilla. Cover the pot and cook on a high-heat setting for 2 hours (do not boil).
Reduce heat to low to keep warm for serving. Add marshmallows crème to each cup of slow cooker hot chocolate.