Bittersweet Hot Chocolate
photo by diner524
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 35mins
- 4 cups half-and-half or 4 cups light cream
- 4 cups milk
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 (12 ounce) package bittersweet chocolate pieces or (12 ounce) package two 6-ounce packages bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- marshmallows (optional)
- 1. In a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine half-and-half, milk, and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
- 2. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. If necessary, skim "skin" from surface; discard. Stir in chocolate pieces; whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. If desired, float marshmallows on top of individual servings. Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.
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Great cup of hot chocolate!! I made this for one serving, so like Sharon, I didn't use a crock pot. I have made this twice now, wasn't happy with 1st photo's and it was too rich for my tastes, but still good. This time I cut the chocolate (I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate) back to 1/2 ounce and now think 3/4 of an ounce would best suit my tastes. I think this would be a nice way to make hot chocolate for a group, using the crock pot method as stated in the directions, but also good to serve fewer using the stovetop or microwave. Thanks sharing the recipe. Made for Photo Tag.
What a great hot chocolate Annacia, it was was really easy to make and was rich, thick, dark, creamy and decadent. My granddaughter and I enjoyed it very much. She said it was her bestest hot chocolate ever, she loves chocolate and marshmallows, especially pink ones. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe that made Nana a Star.