Okay, guys, this is one that I just had to share with you all. I felt guilty keeping it to myself because it is THAT good. Plus who doesn’t love a good hot chocolate recipe on a cold winter night? In fact, I start making my famous hot chocolate at the first sign of fall.
Pure melted chocolate is the way to go to get a perfect chocolatey taste! I am so excited to make this one again.
6 cups McArthur whole milk (1% or 2% are OK)
2 cups Land O’ Lakes heavy cream
1/2 cup Domino granulated sugar
8 ounces Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Hershey’s unsweetened natural or Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 teaspoons McCormick pure vanilla extract
Place all of the ingredients into a large slow cooker. Vigorously whisk to get the cocoa powder as mixed in as possible– you don’t want it all floating on the top. Keep whisking for a minute or 2 until it’s all combined.
Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Make sure you whisk it every 45 minutes – 1 hour to make sure the chocolate isn’t burning on the bottom.
Serve warm with marshmallows or other optional toppings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and warm up on the stove or in the microwave.
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Quick Tip: Make flavored marshmallows for more fun.