Yield 7 Cups
Use your crockpot to make a big batch of this rich and creamy peppermint hot chocolate.
6 and 1/2 Cups Milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup Heavy Cream (or just use more milk)
1 and 1/2 - 1 and 3/4 cups chocolate chips (start with less, add more for richer and sweeter hot chocolate)
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used 3/4 teaspoon. Start with less, add more to taste. Peppermint extract can be very strong!)
pinch of salt
crushed peppermint candies
It is easy to go overboard, so start with less and add more to taste. I would start with 1/2 teaspoon and then add another 1/4 teaspoon if you feel it needs it.
For the chocolate chips, start with a smaller amount and add more to taste.
If the hot chocolate is too sweet just add a little more milk.
Easily make dairy free by using non-dairy milk and dairy free chocolate chips. My mom used vanilla almond milk and loved it.
Recipe by Fox and Briar at https://www.foxandbriar.com/slow-cooker-peppermint-hot-chocolate/