Hot Cocoa for a Crowd Recipe

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Hot Cocoa for a Crowd Recipe

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This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount of sweetness.—Deborah Canaday, Manhattan, Kansas
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11 cups water
  • Miniature marshmallows and peppermint candy sticks, optional

Directions

In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the milk powder, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon; gradually whisk in water until smooth. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
Garnish with marshmallows and use peppermint sticks for stirrers if desired. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Hot Cocoa for a Crowd in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p92

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients): 164 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk.

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  • 5 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11 cups water
  • Miniature marshmallows and peppermint candy sticks, optional
  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the milk powder, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon; gradually whisk in water until smooth. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
  2. Garnish with marshmallows and use peppermint sticks for stirrers if desired. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Hot Cocoa for a Crowd in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p92

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s_pants User ID: 174050 287560
Reviewed May. 7, 2018

"This did not turn out well for me. I needed it ready by 6:30 in the morning so I started it at 11 p.m the night before. Turned it on low and let it cook for 6 1/2 hours. Could be that I let it cook too long, but it was lumpy and did not all melt. I did whisk in the water the night before until I thought it was all smooth. I tried to strain it, but then it just did not have a good flavor. I made 1 1/2 recipes and divided it between (2) 4 quart slow cookers. I would be willing to give it another try following the recipe exactly as written."

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