Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday

Winter has come to Michigan and when it gets cold and snowy, hot chocolate hits the spot! This is a recipe for a group. We used it after taking some members of the youth group sledding a few years back. It was great to have it hot and ready when we came in.
Crock pot Cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups boiling water
3 1/2 cups nonfat dry powdered milk
6 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon or a few candy canes(optional)
Combine sugar, cocoa and cinnamon (if using) in slow cooker. Add 2 cups boiling water. Stir well to dissolve.
Add dry milk powder, 6 cups water and vanilla. Stir well to dissolve. Add candy canes if desired.
Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
Before serving, beat with rotary beater to make frothy. Ladle into mugs and top with marshmallows. Enjoy!
*makes 9-12 servings depending on size of mug
For more slow cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

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Anonymous said...

YUM!! thats sounds great and easy to. I have to make that when the kids and grandkids come over:)Thanks.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OK YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I can't wait to try this one with my nieces this Christmas!!! ~melody~

Diane said...

That sounds so good! That would be good to have going on Christmas Day!

Rebekah said...

I love home made hot chocolate but my wierd kids wont drink it.... not even after a day of sledding.

Anonymous said...

This looks good. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Okay Mari, is this recipe really worth it? I like my powdered variety. It's simple and quick, especially since I have a Japanese hot water pot that keeps hot water 24/7. :)

Laura said...

Yumm... That sounds so good! Maybe I can make it if I ever have a group over or anything.

Mari said...

Hey Jennifer - it's not worth it for just a few cups but works well for a group, especially if you've been outside!

Annie said...

Sounds delish!

Mary said...


I love this recipe for hot chocolate and am going to make it over the Christmas holiday for my friends and family. Thanks so much for sharing and also for dropping by my snowman post and commenting.


familymgrkendra said...

This sounds great! Thank You. We love Hot Cocoa all day long. I will have to try this tomorrow for our daily hot cocoa as we drink quite a bit in the cold Chicago weather.

Sandra said...

YUMMY Mari, I think this one would be perfect for Jasmine's classroom party.....the kids LOVE hot chocolate :)

Short Stop said...

I know I always say this, but you have the best slow cooker recipes.

What a great idea for a group coming over. Sure would make things easy! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kyra said...

I'll be bringing this to several of my holiday gatherings! THanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

This is a perfect recipe to use on the days were are out playing in the snow. Thanks for sharing. :o)

Renee said...

Yeah!!!!! This sounds great! This is going on my holiday party menu. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...


Please drop over to my blog and pick up a copy of the awards posted there.

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog earlier today.


familymgrkendra said...

I have this in the crockpot right now. I tasted some already and it is EXCELLENT!! I am cooking on high and it has about an hour to go. I did end up adding another 1/4 cup of sugar. DH likes really sweet cocoa, so we added a bit more sugar and it is just perfect. Thanks for this recipe. This will become a staple in our house.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I have seen you around at a few of the blogs I visit so I decided to come and check you out.
How cool to use a Crockpot for hot chocolate.It stays hot and you don't have to worry about it scorching.
Great idea.