Rich and Indulgent Hot Chocolate
If you prefer to indulge in a darker chocolate beverage, substitute 12 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate for the chocolate chips. You can let the milk mixture come to temperature for up to 6 hours on low before you add the chocolate and serve this drink.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 6 cups whole milk
- Optional: 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
- 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Optional: Marshmallows
Add the cream and whole milk to the slow cooker; stir to combine. Add the cinnamon sticks if using. Cover and cook long enough to bring the milk mixture to temperature: approximately 3 hours on low or 1½ hours on high.
If a “skin” has developed on the milk, skim it off and discard. Whisk in the chocolate until melted. Stir in the vanilla.
Ladle into mugs and serve immediately. Top each mug with marshmallows if desired.