Perfect Hot Chocolate (Stovetop or Slow Cooker)
There are recipes for the best hot chocolate all over the internet, and the most popular ones I see all the time are the ones developed to be made in a slow cooker. Most of those involve sweetened condensed milk (an entire can), loads of chocolate chips, and lots of heavy cream. Granted, the hot chocolate is delicious, but I honestly don't know how anyone can finish even half of a cup. My entire family feels those recipes are just too rich and way too sweet. We are, however, major hot chocolate lovers and so I wanted to develop a recipe that was still rich, sweet, and full of chocolate, without putting all of us into a sugar coma.
I'm telling you - this is the recipe!!!
We love it!
All of us!!
And as a bonus we can actually finish a cup of it. Hooray!
Forever and always, this will be the homemade hot chocolate recipe in our house.
It is so easy, and can be quickly made on the stovetop if you are in a hurry, or you can put all the ingredients in a slow cooker on low for a couple of hours and you will also be blessed with the best creamy, chocolaty, hot chocolate of your life.
I don't make this hot chocolate often, it is kind of an indulgence, but when I do, I usually make it on the stovetop. I make it in the slow cooker about once a year. At Christmas-time, I like to surprise my boys with a special hot chocolate bar day after school. Since my boys attend four different schools, they arrive home at different times and preparing the hot chocolate in the slow cooker allows it to be ready whenever they walk in the door.
If you, like me, find the other slow cooker hot chocolate recipes to be a little too rich and a little too sweet, I recommend you give this recipe a try. I am sure you will be happy you did.
And if you are feeling super adventurous you can add some whipped cream, marshmallows and a candy cane. My youngest highly recommends it!