When I moved to Scotland almost two whole years ago (what?!), I had visions of months full of snow days (not that it matters now because I’m homeschooled, but still) and feet of snow every winter.
Nothing! Not even a single flake. Friends from all over the world have been posting snow-covered gardens on all forms of social media and I’m living on the coast of Scotland without snow. Not that this snow-less winter has me craving steaming hot chocolate any less, of course..
Rich, smooth, and chocolatey goodness slipping down your throat, leaving a thick trail of warmth as it whooshes down to your stomach. The richness of coconut milk paired with two types of chocolate, cacao powder and chopped dark chocolate, makes for a seriously comforting mug of deliciousness which tastes like drinking melted chocolate.
And isn’t drinking melted chocolate while sitting by a warm (Netflix) fire just all you want to do on frigid winter mornings? I think yes.
Did I mention all you have to do is stir together a few basic ingredients, turn on your slow cooker, and leave it be? It’s the perfect excuse for hot chocolate all day long (and I’m forever looking for that excuse..)! Of course, if you haven’t got a slow cooker, you can always simply simmer everything in a large pot.
Top your mug (or other liquid-carrying vehicle of choice) of delicious hot chocolate with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, a handful of chopped dark chocolate, and a sprinkling of chopped roasted hazelnuts, and all is well.
slow cooker hot chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 hours
Ingredients (serves 6)
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 2 cups almond milk (or other nut milk – I also love hazelnut!)
- 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- pinch salt
1. Whisk together all ingredients in the crockpot.
2. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, whisking every 15-30 minutes. Of course, if you know that your slow cooker burns liquids very easily, you may want to simmer the chocolate for less time and whisk more often or simply use a large pan and simmer all the ingredients until steaming!
3. Enjoy! Serve with coconut milk whipped cream (leave a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight, then scoop out the solid part and whisk it together with some vanilla extract and maple syrup), chopped hazelnuts, and chopped dark chocolate.