Friday, November 19, 2010

Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate/Peppermint Mocha

This is another amazing recipe I got from! Since I made this for just the two of us, I think we'll have Peppermint Mochas tomorrow morning. I used 2 tsp of peppermint extract, even though the recipe said 2 tsp was pretty strong and I might want to opt for 1 tsp. It is strong with 2 tsp, but I love peppermint! Just 1 tsp or 1½ tsp of peppermint would probably be strong enough for most.

·3 cups nonfat dried milk                                  ·½ cup chocolate syrup
·1 cup powdered sugar                                     ·1-2 tsp peppermint extract
·¾ cup cocoa powder                                         ·7 cups water
·¼ tsp salt

Use a 6 quart crockpot. Combine the dry ingredients into your crockpot and stir with a spoon. Squeeze in chocolate syrup and add peppermint extract. Add the water, a cup at a time, and stir well. The chocolatey mixture will be bubbly and look powdery. It’s okay – it will cook together.

Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until completely hot. If serving to guests, keep the pot on low with the lid off and provide a ladle.

*Variations: For a “mocha” pour the cooked hot chocolate over a shot of espresso or a half-cup of very strong coffee. For an “adult drink” omit the peppermint extract and pour the hot chocolate over a shot of Peppermint Schnapps.