For our celebration of the new year, we are going to make a rich, creamy hot chocolate in our crockpot. The best part? We’ll top it with fresh, homemade whipped cream mixed with our Spiced Marionberry Fruit Spread! This takes very little effort and it’s something that everyone enjoys. You can even do a full topping bar with sprinkles, whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed peppermint…anything you can think of!
Hot Chocolate in the Crockpot
- 3 cups milk (we used 2%)
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 can (about 7 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 6 oz milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredients, cover, and set to low for 3 hours, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Once all of the chocolate has melted, and the ingredients are combined, turn the crockpot down to the warm setting. This recipe serves about 3 to 4 people.
Whipped Cream made with Mt. Hope Farms’ Fruit Spread
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 4 Tablespoons Mt. Hope Farms’ Spiced Marionberry Fruit Spread (use any flavor you like, this just happened to be what we had opened)
Chill metal mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Combine the cream and sugar in the chilled mixing bowl. Whisk until the mixture holds a stiff peak. Add the fruit spread and whisk into the whipped cream until it is completely combined. If you wish to, you can fold additional fruit spread (to your taste) into the whipped cream once it has completed mixing. Do this a small amount at a time to make sure the consistency of the cream mixture doesn’t change.