Peppermint Hot Cocoa

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!

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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.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Jen's Favorite Cookies

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.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Jen's Favorite Cookiespeppermint-cocoa

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.

peppermint slow cooker hot cocoa

And coughing.  And sniffling.  And nose blowing.  And sleeping.

Welcome to flu season, my friends.


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Peppermint Hot Cocoa
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Homemade peppermint hot chocolate warmed in a slow cooker.
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 6
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. peppermint extract
  1. Place condensed milk in a slow cooker. Add cocoa powder, and mix together as much as possible.
  2. Add cream, milk, and extract and stir.
  3. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve hot. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows, or peppermint sticks, if desired.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Crockpot Coconut Hot Chocolate from How Sweet It Is
Hot Chocolate Brownie Torte from Bakers Royale
S’mores Hot Chocolate from Minimalist Baker

9 thoughts on “Peppermint Hot Cocoa

  1. Reb

    Feel better to you and yours…I wish I would have done this over the weekend with my sick crew.
    Made molasses cookies instead.

  2. Carla

    Sorry to hear everyone is sick! Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors for Christmas. Once I have my first cup, it puts me in the Christmas spirit.

  3. Tassie

    I have a couple of questions. The milk, is it whole milk. Can it be skim or even almond?
    I’m throwing an all girls Christmas party. I think this would be a great addition.
    Especially for the women that don’t like/ want wine. 🙂

  4. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Damn – cocoa in the slow cooker. Genius! It looks so rich ‘n creamy! Welcome to the sweet wonderful world of Netflix, Jen. I can’t live without tv. When I moved into my apartment w/ the Hubs five years ago, I told him I didn’t give a damn about furniture so long as I had a tv. Good thing you have thousands of programs to keep you company while the family’s sick. And a slow cooker full of yummy soothing cocoa, of course.

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