Creamy Cocoa 3 Ways

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

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


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


  1. 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.
  2. With a whisk or a hand mixer, carefully beat until frothy. Ladle hot cocoa into mugs. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.
  4. Nice & Spicy Cocoa: Add one teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg along with the cocoa. Cover and cook as directed.
  5. 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.
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