Hot Chocolate is a winter time staple! Whether you have been out shoveling snow, tobogganing or just want to curl up by the fireplace on a snowy evening, a cup of hot cocoa is just what you need.
As a kid I can remember spending hours outside playing winter road hockey, building snowmen and tobogganing with family and friends. Each of those memories end sitting in the kitchen with a warm cup of hot chocolate in my hands, surrounded by my siblings and the neighborhood kids.
We have had a lot of family around this winter and have been making a lot of hot chocolate. It got me thinking about a better way to make a large batch, without compromising on taste. I promise you that this Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate will impress you and your family/guests! The best thing about this recipe is that it is made in a Slow Cooker. You can mix together the ingredients, put it on low for 2 hours while you and/or the kids play in the snow, and come back to a rich and creamy cup of homemade hot chocolate.
Homemade Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
recipe serves 4-6
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp of cinnamon
- 2 ounces of pure chocolate of your choice
-> 1 ounce of this and 1 ounce of this is suggested for a rich and healthy hot chocolate
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1/8 cup shaved chocolate
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, salt and milk.
2. Pour mixture into a slow cooker and add vanilla. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
3. Add cream, cinnamon and maple syrup. Cover, and cook on low for an additional 20 minutes. Stir in 2 ounces of chocolate until melted. It’s best to break or shave chocolate into smaller pieces before adding to the slow cooker to help the melting process.
4. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream and a tsp of shaved chocolate.
5. Grab a mug, get warm and enjoy the time with your family.