Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Flake Cocoa

We went to a Gingerbread decorating party the other night with the children. Normally, the idea of taking all three children to anyone's house for a party fills me with apprehension. You just never know what's going to happen - a broken glass, meltdown, temper tantrum, etc. Now, let me just say, we didn't come out of this party unscathed. Towards the end of the party, the boys got a bit overly-excited and started throwing, yes throwing, toys at the Christmas tree and broke an ornament! But other than that, we had a marvelous time. Our wonderful host (some people just have such a natural knack at hosting parties and this Texan is one of them), made the most delicious hot chocolate. It had all the requirements one needs for hot cocoa - it was hot, rich, topped with whipped cream, and shaved chocolate. She said it was extremely easy to make too, so I may have to give this one a try!
It's from and she made a couple of changes to it.
Snow Flake Cocoa
2 cups heavy whipping cream
6 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips (ghiradelli if possible)
Whipped cream
shaved chocolate

Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

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