Guys! Guys! Guys!
SLOW COOKER SATURDAY is BACK!
Happy dance. Happy dance.
Man it has been awhile.
I have a really good excuse. Sadly my handy dandy slow cooker up and died on me. Well it didn't die on me per say, but it was making some awfully naughty choices.
For instance, it chose to not control how hot it was getting on the outside and after a little Kahlua pork it went and warped my counter top. Then when I was so generous and gave it another try, this time setting it on my wooden cutting board, it went and melted the glue holding the boards together.
So I had to kick that slow cooker right on up and out of my life for fear of losing more counter space and/or my house to a fire.
At the same time my slow cooker went crazy, we had a couple other things up and lame out on us too. So purchasing a new slow cooker wasn't part of the plan.
Thanks to some Black Friday online shopping, I can happily announce that I have been reunited with a slow cooker.
Happy dance again.
The very first recipe I made in my lovely new slow cooker was for this Cinnamon Roll Hot Cocoa.
Uh, guys! To. Die. For. This hot cocoa is INSANE. Insane I tell you.
There are almost no words. Almost.
This cocoa is rich and creamy. The cinnamon is glorious.
This cocoa almost made me wish for a longer winter. Almost.
The ingredients for this cocoa just all go into the slow cooker. The slow cooker melts it all together over a couple of hours. Then when it is done it can just sit there on warm. Yep my new slow cooker has a warm function. Yippee! Although we did find out that it only will warm things for 6 hours. I guess after that long it figures you should just probably finish off the rest of the hot cocoa.
Oh okay, if you insist slow cooker, if you insist.
I can't help but say again, how awesome this cocoa is.
It is so very cold in so many places right now...including some places that aren't normally so chilly. I just think that is another reason to make yourself some cocoa.
Stay warm. Drink some cocoa, but not just any cocoa. Drink this Cinnamon Roll Hot Cocoa. You will totally thank me.
Cinnamon Roll Hot Cocoa
5 cups milk
1 1/2 cups cinnamon roll flavored creamer (like International Delight)
1 cup heavy cream
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the milk, creamer, cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in the slow cooker. Then add in the cinnamon chips and the white chocolate chips. Stir them into the milk mixture evenly. Cover the crock pot and set to low. Cook for 2 hours. Stir frequently. After two hours, keep on warm.
Serve with a giant dollop of homemade whip cream.
I hope you are keeping warm on these chilly days.
This cocoa will definitely help.
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