Monday, January 5, 2009

Homemade Hot Chocolate

A few weeks ago we had some family over for some goodies. I decided it was time to make real hot chocolate. It was well worth the exhausting effort of doing a search and putting some ingredients in the crockpot. If you're going to the grocery store, make sure you have all of these ingredients. Your winters will never be the same.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 1/2 C water

Preparation:

  1. Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk in water, about a cup at a time. Heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Note: Do not allow the hot chocolate to boil. It should just simmer until warmed through.

Crockpot Directions: Whisk together all ingredients. Pour into slow cooker. Heat on low 1-3 hours.