Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Chocolate Recipe

On the weeekend at the cookie exchange party we were served hot chocolate.  I knew it wasn't a packet mix, so I asked "K" for the recipe:

Loco Cocoa1 cup premium unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups light cream
4 cups whole milk (I used half whole milk and the rest 1% milk)
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate pieces or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla

1. In a 3-4 quart slow cooker combine cocoa, sugar and salt. Stir in 1/2 cup hot water until the mixture forms a paste. Whisk in cream and milk.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high heat setting for 2 & 1/2 to 3 hours (do not boil). Whisk in bittersweet chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted.
3. If necessary, skim 'skin' from the surface, discard. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered on warm setting for up to 2 hours.
4. To serve, stir in vanilla. Makes about 12 cups.

Today's Christmas Video:

Finally a dear girl we know should be having her baby today.  It was due on the 2nd of this month.  Fingers crossed all goes well, for a baby born on 12/12/12.  Oh, and it's not "R" she has another month to go!!


Unknown said...

Oh exciting ... that's a date no one will forget.
Could you please stop posting all those lovely recipes? ... You're ruining my diet! (just kidding.. hehe) Sue

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

The Hot Chocolate Recipe sounds "yummy". I will have to file it away on the recipe exchange on "how to do ... "

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

PS I borrowed the photo too?

Debby said...

I had forgotten what real hot chocolate taste like, brings back memories! What a cool idea to do it in the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe!!! Congrats on that new baby!!!!!!

Kelly Casanova said...

That sounds delicious Gill! It will have to wait however due to it being summer here! (35degrees (C) today)

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks! I do love hot chocolate.:))

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Cash Only Living said...

Oh yum! That's sounds good and I love hot chocolate so I will definitely try this recipe!

Rose said...

The hot chocolate sounds yummy.

Unknown said...

Another lovely recipe. Perfect for a dark chocolate fan like me. Thanks so much.

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