This Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is almost as hot and chocolate as my husband.
No joke, as I am typing out this blog post and thinking about pouring some of this delicious and incredibly thick Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate into a mug, in my mind, I can hear Barry White say, “Oh baby”. In my mind his voice is as smooth and silky as this Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate. Do you get what I am saying? In fact, anytime I eat something that is insanely chocolatey, in my mind, everything goes in slow motion as I move the fork closely to my mouth and Barry White is saying, “Oh yea”, over incredibly cheesy and slightly pornographic-isck slow music. SEE!!! NOW I GOT YOU THINKING ABOUT IT TOO! I promise when you drink this Hot Chocolate or eat any chocolate dessert, you are going to experience the same thing. When I came up with this idea, I was thinking about how many freaking Christmas parties there are in the world, man! I mean how the heck are people managing their food and entertaining their guests? Well I guess that is a question for any party but we are talking about Christmas parties right now. If I were throwing a Christmas party there will be tons of heavy appetizers, cookies, dips, cheese trays, egg nog (gross), and hot chocolate. OH! OH! OH! I would even implement a Christmas Exchange and White Elephant Gift Exchange. Okay, let me take a minute and come back to earth and leave one of my alter ego’s alone. Who is she? Well, you know Monica Geller from “Friends”, right? Well say hello to Monifah Geller (the sista version). I often think what my future holiday parties would look like in my future home of 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished basement, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, crown molding, garden tub in the Master Bedroom, full deck with a vegetable and flower garden, double ovens, subzero fridge, granite countertops, and you get the point. Let’s just say I have a dream and it isn’t Martin’s. If you are a party planner I am sure you can appreciate any ideas that will help to make your holiday parties easier to manage. All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients in your slow cooker, put it on low and in about an hour and a half you have yourself some delicious and extremely chocolatey Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate. Let me warn you (in a good way) the longer this Hot Chocolate is in the slow cooker it will get thicker. To thin out the Hot Chocolate just add some milk to thin out to desired consistency. Otherwise, you might actually like how thick the Hot Chocolate will become. You will love this recipe! I promise.
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- ½ c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 5 c. Half and Half
- 1 ½ c. whipping cream
- 4 oz. Semi-Sweet baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. espresso powder (or instant coffee)
- Place the slow cooker on low and allow to sit for 10 minutes to get warm. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and whisk cocoa powder to blend. Next, pour in the half and half and whipping cream. Using a whisk and mix the ingredients. Add the baking chocolate, vanilla extract, and espresso powder. Stir occasionally and allow to cook for, at least, an hour and a half. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate syrup