Saturday, January 19, 2013

{Slow Cooker} Best Ever Hot Cocoa


This post is a triple win.
1. It's a slow cooker recipe.
2. It's chocolate.
3. It's a giveaway.
Win.Win.Win.
I am reviewing and giving away a copy of Gooseberry Patch's Slow Cooking All Year 'Round cookbook.

I love that it has recipes for every season. There's Warming Winter Dishes, Simply Speedy Springtime, Slow & Easy Summer, and Hearty Harvest Favorites. There are more than 225 slow cooker recipes and time saving tips.
I chose to make Best Ever Hot Cocoa for you all. It is pretty sweet so next time I will use less sweetened condensed milk. It tastes just delicious, anyway.




Ingredients
1 1/2 C. whipping (heavy) cream
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 C. milk chocolate chips
6 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 
  • Ladle into mugs; serve warm. 
  • Serves 8-10.


Want a copy for yourself?


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42 comments :

  1. Getting up so early on a Saturday does have it's perks, like being the first to comment/enter Mandy's giveaway! ;)
    My favorite slow cooker recipe is for Phili Cheesteak Casserole!!!

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  2. I have too many favorites to pick just one, but I do love the hot cocoa. So warm and yummy and a chilly Northwestern morning.

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  3. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway & your hot cocoa looks delicious! It's going to 76 degrees here in So Cal today so I don't need it now, but I'll pin this post for a colder day!

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  4. Cranberry BBQ chicken-- a can of cranberry sauce, a cup of bbq sauce, and some chicken breasts!

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  5. I love slow cooker recipes, and this hot chocolate looks to die for--thanks for the chance to win!

    I love throwing chicken breasts in with a jar of salsa...a few hours later--shredded chicken for tacos! So easy!

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  6. I like to make pot roast in my slow cooker, Works well & leaves the stove top &/or oven for other things.
    Nadine Osborne

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  7. heather says: i love chicken, potatos and vegis in my cooker
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  8. I got a slow cooker for Christmas--looking for new and vegetarian dishes!

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  9. Hmmmm. I think my current favorite is this recipe for beef vegetable soup. http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/steak-soup-vegetable-beef-soup/
    I love Pinterest - and I see some answers I'd love to have recipes for. :D
    Anyway! Thank you for your generous giveaway! :) BLESSINGS!

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  10. Yum, that hot cocoa looks delish. I'm going to try it.

    My favorite recipe that I make in my slow cooker is a butternut squash soup that takes 8 hous to cook. It's well worth the wait!

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  11. My fave slow cooker meal is cream cheese chicken chili!

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  12. Creamy Italian Chicken! It's delicious!

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  13. Chili!

    Robin mommy0004@aol.com

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  14. I love making soup in my crockpot. My favorite soup to make is Chicken Tortilla in the crockpot. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  15. Love using my crockpot~~the Hot Cocoa recipe is pefect for this weather!

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  16. I love fixing pork chops, apples, onions and sweet taters in apple juice in the slow cooker...MMMM!

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  17. I love peach cobbler in the slow cooker!

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  18. I love doing a big pork roast in my crockpot, and using the leftovers for pulled pork sammies.

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  19. My favorite slow cooker recipe is spaghetti and meatballs.

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  20. This would be great for a day of yard work!!!!!

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  21. Country ribs.

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  22. Soup is my go-to crockpot meal. I would love to try some new ideas, though.

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  23. Great photo Mandy! The hot chocolate looks & sounds delicious!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

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  24. Um, this? LOL, probably chicken and salsa!

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  25. I just served this at a ladies' luncheon this past Saturday! I got many positive comments and requests for the recipe. The original recipe was too rich for me, so I upped the amount of milk to 8 cups.

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  26. Shredded pork sandwiches and potato soup

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  27. Shredded tacos are a huge hit at our house after cooking all day in the slow cooker.

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  28. Yum! The cookbook looks awesome!

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Why?

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  29. I love making pulled pork in my slow cooker!

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  30. HMMM...I usually make hot chocolate on the stove, but it needs tending. i am going to have to try it this way.

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  31. LOVE to cook chicken breasts in my slow-cooker to use in other recipes... but this hot cocoa...YUM.. and I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!!! I'm IN! Thanks!
    dianayhall@yahoo.com

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  32. Awesome recipe! Awesome book...I'll have to pick one of those up myself.

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  33. I like to make spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker, but hot chocolate sounds GREAT!! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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  34. My favorite slow cooker meal is pulled pork sandwiches or spaghetti sauce and meatballs :-)

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  35. Hot Chocolate could not be better this time of year... love it! Pinned :) I hope you'll come and share at my Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~Ruthie

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  36. Love the idea of doing hot chocolate in the crock pot. I am hosting a Valentine hot chocolate bar this week and will have to give it a try!
    I'd love for you to come over and join my Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

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  37. So smart to do this in the slow cooker! Thanks for linking it up with us this week!

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  38. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  39. This looks awesome and I love that its a slow cooker recipe!

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  40. Sounds and look delicious!
    Thanks for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

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