Creamy Cocoa 3 Ways

Put a spin on cocoa by making it in your slow cooker.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 quarts milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Garnish: marshmallows or whipped cream


Combine sugar and cocoa in a slow cooker; stir in milk. Cover and cook on low setting for 3 to 4 hours. At serving time, stir in vanilla.

With a whisk or a hand mixer, carefully beat until frothy. Ladle hot cocoa into mugs. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.


Nice & Spicy Cocoa: Add one teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg along with the cocoa. Cover and cook as directed.

Mocha Cocoa: Prepare recipe as directed. At serving time, stir 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules into each mug of hot cocoa; stir to mix.

Linda Robson, Boston, MA,

Autumn with Family & Friends,

Gooseberry Patch

October 2012