Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

  • 12 servings
  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup premium unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup hot water
    • 4 cups half-and-half or light cream
    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate pieces or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
    • sweetened whipped cream
    • crushed peppermint candies
    • small candy cane garnish (optional)
  • Directions
    • Prep
      10 min
    • Cook
      2.5 - 6 hrs
    Step 1
    In a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker combine cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir in the hot water until mixture forms a paste. Whisk in half-and-half and milk.
    Step 2
    Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours (Do not boil). Add bittersweet chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted.
    Step 3
    If necessary, skim "skin" from surface; discard. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.
    Step 4
    To serve, stir in vanilla and peppermint extract. Top each serving with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies. Garnish each serving with a small candy cane.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup premium unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 4 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate pieces or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • crushed peppermint candies
  • small candy cane garnish (optional)
Directions
  • Prep
    10mins
  • Cook
    2.5 - 6 hrs
  • Step 1
    In a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker combine cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir in the hot water until mixture forms a paste. Whisk in half-and-half and milk.
  • Step 2
    Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours (Do not boil). Add bittersweet chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted.
  • Step 3
    If necessary, skim "skin" from surface; discard. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.
  • Step 4
    To serve, stir in vanilla and peppermint extract. Top each serving with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies. Garnish each serving with a small candy cane.