Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa; This simple and delicious peppermint hot chocolate is made in a crock pot. You will love this creamy peppermint slow cooker hot cocoa!
For probably two years, we have not had any tv at our house. No cable, no satellite, not even Netflix. Just one gaming system and one BluRay player.
This week, we finally entered this decade and splurged on a Netflix subscription.
Not a moment too soon, either. It happened just as Robb got the flu. He spent days feeling achy and tired and complaining about his inability to breathe. He spent a couple evenings laying on the couch with the remote in his hand.
Next was The Lizard. His bedroom is right beneath ours, and we heard him coughing and coughing at 4 in the morning. I sent him to school with a handful of cough drops and a package of Kleenex.
Hippie Chick was next. This girl literally called me from school during first period yesterday. “I know school just barely started,” she began, “but I’m really sick.”
I guess it’s officially winter.
I took myself to Target with my handy-dandy coupon and stocked up on Kleenex. You can do the same, you know. Get your coupon here, while supplies last.
I figured the packed sinuses and sore throats in this house could use something warm to drink, something soothing and creamy. I pulled out a pot to start mixing it up, but then thought better of it. After all, half the family was napping, and the other half would probably be napping soon. So I pulled out the slow cooker and went to work.
The nice thing about using the slow cooker is that the cocoa can just warm and simmer for a couple hours or more, so when the sick ones are ready for cocoa, the cocoa is ready for them.
You can put a few mugs on a tray with a box of Kleenex, some super mini marshmallow bits, and some Peppermint Sticks, grab some blankets and slippers, and you are all set for an hour or two of television.
And coughing. And sniffling. And nose blowing. And sleeping.
Welcome to flu season, my friends.
More rainy day favorites you might enjoy:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 6 cups milk
- 2 tsp. peppermint extract
- Place condensed milk in a slow cooker. Add cocoa powder, and mix together as much as possible.
- Add cream, milk, and extract and stir.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve hot. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows, or peppermint sticks, if desired.