Before we talk about hot chocolate can we just mention that whoever said daylight savings gains us an hour never considered parents! We are two days into this time change craziness and still just as groggy and unadjusted. Three days ago my daughter would wake up at 7am and now, thanks to time change, she happily prances into our room at 6am.
I like 6am mornings but not 6am bright eyed and bushy tailed mornings.
Anyways, on Instagram yesterday I shared my obsession with crockpot hot chocolate and it was such a hit I wanted to also share it here! This last weekend marked the first snow day for the year of 2017 here in Washington and the first snowfall means two things….
- It’s always the wettest, best snow for making snowmen!
- It’s cold therefore we must always be prepared with a warm drink waiting inside!
Every year my husband turns into a giant kid and tries to make the biggest snowman on the block — our daughter joined the fun with an equally appealing snowman (on the left)!
Anyways, I am a woman who likes to keep her hands dry and watch the fun from a distance. This is why I absolutely love making crockpot hot chocolate; I can still be apart of the holiday spirit without being IN the holiday spirit, you know? Plus, it’s always exciting for the family to come back into the warm home with hot chocolate ready after a long afternoon playing in the snow.
The good news about this hot chocolate is that it’s literally SO easy to make and takes a total of five minutes prep time (if that).
All you need to do is add the ingredients to the crockpot (listed below) and let the ingredients slowly warm into a big pot of chocolatey goodness.
I really like thick drinks but my husband doesn’t which creates a little problem when I am making this hot chocolate. So, a little caution here, the initial recipe below is VERY thick. What I tend to do is dish myself a cup once the mixture is warmed and then I will add milk or water to the crockpot (to taste) for my husband. This way I won’t be tempted to reach for more than one cup anyways! 😉
You can add whatever you would like to the hot chocolate. My husband enjoys the typical marshmallows and peppermints but when I worked as a barista something really fun to drink was Mexican hot chocolate which requires cinnamon and cayenne pepper!
A video tutorial can be found on my Instagram page with the hot chocolate picture!
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