Slow-Cooker Mocha Cocoa

This no-mess chocolate mocha topped with marshmallows is a perfect party treat.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

5
cups nonfat dry milk
1
cup baking cocoa
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup instant coffee (dry)
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
11
cups water
2
teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except water and vanilla in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in water and vanilla until smooth.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.

Expert Tips

Just leave out the coffee and cinnamon to make this recipe more kid friendly. After all, what's a winter party for kids without hot cocoa? Serve it with plenty of marshmallows to float on top, or stick a candy cane into each mug of cocoa.

This recipe is easy to cut in half for a treat for the family. Just use 2 1/2 cups dry milk, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, 5 1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. You can decide whether you want to include 2 tablespoons instant coffee and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Skim Milk;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.