slow cooker rich & creamy hot chocolate

In honor of our first real snow of the season (and it's a good one...  8" on the ground so far!) here's an easy homemade hot chocolate recipe that will cook itself while you play outside with the kids!

This hot chocolate is everything we love.  Thick, creamy, rich, chocolate-y...  it is just plain delicious!

This is definitely not your open-a-packet-and-add-some-water hot cocoa.  It actually reminds me more of that sipping chocolate that Starbucks had a few years ago.

Oh and the best part?  You throw it all in the slow cooker and you've got perfect hot chocolate without the work!

We like to enjoy ours with Peppermint Schnapps (for the non-pregnant grownups!) or peppermint syrup (for the rest of us!) and lots of marshmallows or whipped cream!

Slow Cooker Rich & Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe
adapted from Mrs Happy Homemaker
makes 10-12 servings

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
6 cups milk (or 2 cups milk & 4 cups water for a lighter version!)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dump all ingredients into the slow cooker, stir and cook on low for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally if you think of it.

Serve hot with fresh whipped cream or lots of marshmallows (and a shot of peppermint schnapps for the grown-ups!).

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