18.12.14

BLOGMAS DAY 18 || Hot Chocolate goodness...


Blogmas Day 18 is going to be all about my go to beverage at Christmas time, Hot Chocolate. Now normally I just stick to a standard packet Options Hot Chocolate, this year I decided to make it from scratch. I went searching Pinterest for some inspiration and kept coming across these "Crock Pot Hot Chocolates" in the UK that is known as a slow cooker. I thought I would give it a go as we have a slow cooker that we hardly ever use and it seemed easy enough So I made a few changes to my particular taste but thought I would share with you how I made mine.
  

Ingredients 
Cup and 1/2 Cocoa Powder
1 tin of sweetened condensed milk 
7 and 1/2 Cups of full fat milk 
1/2 cup of Nutella
1 table spoon of vanilla
1/2 Cup of Nutella
Whip Cream
Marshmallows

Step One
Add the sweetened condensed milk, full fat milk and vanilla into the crock pot. Give it a little whisk to make sure it's combined. 

Step Two
Add the Cocoa powder to the mixture. I would probably advise sifting it into the mixture or it takes much longer to whisk out any lumps. Also add the Nutella at this point too.

Step Three
Whisk until smooth and you can see no lumps. 

Step Four
Turn the "Crock Pot," or as I call it slow cooker on high for 2 hours and stir intermittently throughout the 2 hours. Or you could turn it on low for 4 hours which ever you prefer. 

Step Five
When it's steaming hot put into your favourite mug, or in my case the one that looked the best ;-) and decorate to taste; whip cream, marshmallows, dusted cocoa powder if you like whatever you want. 

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I personally think this Hot Chocolate tastes amazing, it literally tastes like liquid brownies and when is that ever a bad thing?

My Mum tells me that she thinks it would taste even better with Brandy in, I don't know whether that is true or would be the case as I don't know what Brandy tastes like as I don't have booze but I will take her word for it. It sounds like it would be a good idea though especially as it's Christmas and everyone deserves a treat. Also my mum actually likes this Hot Chocolate and she never really likes hot chocolate, she is more of a Horlick's kind of a gal. So High praise indeed.

If you are on a diet this is not something I would recommend. You could make it less fattening by adding water/skimmed milk/semi-skimmed milk instead of full fat milk. You could add different Chocolate alternatives it is literally a recipe you can make your own and to your taste. I just happen to love the liquid brownie taste :-D 

If you like Hot Chocolate you will love this! I will certainly be making it again on Christmas eve for me and my family. I'm sure my mum will be adding the brandy that time :-)

As always, thank-you for reading guys and Merry Christmas
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