My unflinchingly strong opinions about food never surface more than when thinking about hot chocolate. Perhaps because hot chocolate can be a sad waste of sugar eating (packets made with water), or a totally decadent sip-and-smile experience and I am OBVIOUSLY in favor of the latter.
It is my firmly held belief that hot chocolate should be sweet, but not too sweet; thick and rich and creamy; and very, very chocolatey.
I won't budge on the very, very chocolatey requirement. Back in my days of using packets, I often doubled down - one packet just wasn't chocolatey enough. But I soon found myself trying other means to get that ultra-chocolatey hot chocolate: Cocoa powder didn't do the trick, and chocolate syrup got close, but in a too-sweet, fake-chocolate kind of way.
What I needed was actual chocolate. And lots of it.
This recipe makes my all-time favorite hot chocolate. It uses chocolate chips which melt down perfectly in the slow cooker for the creamiest, richest, most perfectly chocolatey hot chocolate I've ever had the joy of drinking.
(Super Chocolatey) Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
A hot chocolate for chocolate lovers! Rich, decadent, and the perfect pick-me-up on chilly days.
- 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 6 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir to combine. Set heat to low and cook for 2 hours, stirring periodically.
Once all chocolate has melted, reduce heat to warm.
Serve hot with your favorite hot cocoa toppings.