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Friday, January 28, 2011

The BEST Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe Ever

I made Janelle's hot cocoa for my family and we drank it for days lol! It made a lot and my husband LOVED it! As soon as it was gone he said "make some more!"

So this recipe comes with 2 thumbs up from my family!

Janelle says "There is nothing more comforting on a cool day than to walk into a nice warm home and be welcomed with a cup of homemade hot cocoa. This is a special treat I make for my children and my neighbors. It is simple and can be kept warm in the Crockpot. This recipe combines cocoa with chocolate chips to make it extra chocolaty. I also add 1 container of cool whip to make it extra creamy."

Milk, cocoa, chocolate chips, hot water, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and salt

Add chocolate chips and whisk well until melted.

Add milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk well.

Add an 8 oz container of cool whip- this makes it very creamy!!!

Transfer into a Crockpot on the lowest heat to keep warm

When ready to serve, top with whipped cream or marshmallows. Ahhhhh....this is not your instant cocoa mix, my friends! This is a REAL treat....mmMMM....Enjoy!


Homemade Hot Cocoa

(Serves 10)

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp salt
1 cup hot water
1/2 gallon milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 8 oz whipped cream
*extra whipped cream or marshmallows to garnish

In a med/large pot on the stovetop (med/high heat) pour in hot water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt- whisk well. Add chocolate chips, whisk well until melted. Add milk and whisk again until well combined. Add vanilla and cinnamon then stir in whipped cream. Serve and garnish!

If you are making this in advance (for example, going out to play in the snow-etc.) simply place in the Crockpot on low heat -it will be waiting for you when you come in from the cold!!!!

Thank you Janelle for an amazing recipe!
Walk with the King!

If you are looking for more recipes or have one to share - visit Janelle's new link-up today!

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I am participating in What's Cooking Wednesday, Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam , and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. I am also linked up to Raising Homemakers Weds. link up and Works For Me Wednesday! For more blogger recipes go to these links.



Blogger Laura @ Just For Love said...

Oh wow...that DOES look good! MMmmmm. My husband and I really like hot chocolate too, but I always just make us the recipe on the side of the Hershey's cocoa powder container. We'll definitely be trying this one!

January 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous mary beth said...

This sounds wonderful! I'm writing it down for when it's more than just Grandpa and me around here! When we were building the house, I made Laura Bush's favorite hot cocoa recipe and the crew sure did enjoy it..I know they would have loved a crock pot full of this stuff! Thanks for sharing!

January 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I made this for my homeschool moms Christmas party and they raved. I stuck a peppermint stick in the cup too:-) Delicious!

January 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Wow! This recipe sounds amazing. I may put my coat on and hang out in the cold just so I can come in and get the full effects of this hot cocoa. Mmmmmm! Thanks.

January 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger P31 Mom said...

We tried this, and wasn't a fan. Sorry! The cinnamon just wasn't our thing:( So if your not a big cinnamon fan, I'd recommend leaving it out!

January 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Free Recipes said...

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy finding new recipes to share with everyone. Feel free to check out my recipes also.

January 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I have this on the stove right now. Smells wonderful! The cinnamon really adds a special something. Thanks for the recipe!

January 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Amanda @ Gods Highest Calling said...

Thanks for sharing, looks tasty! I am wondering if I can figure out about how many calories go into a serving...hmmm starts today! ;-)

January 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Every time I visit Janelle's blog I gain 5lbs! Now it's happening here! lol! Chocolate chips make everything taste better! I want to try this!

January 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, thank you so much for this recipe :) :) I LOVE hot cocoa, I love hot cocoa mixed with coffee to make my own mochas..and I'm serious about getting out of debt and living within my means this every bit helps :) :) Oh, not to mention, that this is way better than store-bought mixes :) :) The addition of extra chocolate chips...very necessary :) :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

January 28, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah beth said...

Mmm thanks for posting, love all the step by step pics too!

I use to have a great recipe for the crock pot, for cmas we would make a toppings bar...i lost the recipe!

So glad to see a new one for my fav kitchen appliance, crockpot!!!

{Sarah beth}

January 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Ohhh hot chocolate is one of my FAVORITES!!! I'm going to have to try this!! Thanks Janelle!!!!

January 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger suzel said...

This sounds so yummy!!!!!!
Blessings from France

January 29, 2011 at 3:00 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oh yum!


January 29, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

This looks fabulous! We don't use cool whip for dietary reasons and I was wondering if you could substitute heavy whipping cream in place of it. If so, would you use it as is or whip it first? Thanks for posting this - can't wait to try it! Heather

January 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Thanks ladies! Heather, you sure can and wouldn't have to whip it.. You could also just add regular cream or milk! Stay warm everyone! love, Janelle

January 29, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Caseybumpinalong said...

Oh my, chocolate chips?! That does look yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog today. LOVE your blog!!

January 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Joseph Wood said...

Today, Jan. 31st, is national hot cocoa day... and the KS weather is creating the perfect weather for it! I think I'll try this recipe but add some "health" to it and see how the children enjoy it. Carob chips, raw milk, organic vanilla... ohhhhh... I'm already getting excited about it! Thanks for sharing!!!

January 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger My Captivating Images said...

That sounds fabulous!!!

January 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Thanks! Is there any way to mix together the dry ingredients and then make it a cup at a time as needed?

February 2, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I just made this for my husband to drink after he came in snow-blowing (yay for the midwest blizzard!). He keeps saying, "OH MY GOSH! This is the BEST hot chocolate EVER! Even better than coffee shops!" Thanks for a new cold-weather treat for our home :)

February 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger It's a Keeper said...

HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

It's a Keeper

February 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Yum! Thanks for this!

February 4, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Yum! A crock-pot of hot chocolate is a great idea for the big game! Thanks for linking up to Today's Housewife!f

February 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Martha (MM) said...

Oh yum!!! How perfect with all the cold and rainy weather sweeping through. Thanks for linking up to Tailgating Time. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow for our big Super Bowl party!

February 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Condo Blues said...

You had me at crockpot (we have a very special relationship.) I'm looking around for a good homemade hot chocolate recipe. So far I haven't found one I quite like. I definitely will be trying this one!

February 15, 2011 at 9:40 AM  

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