Friday, November 15, 2013

Mint Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker

I was given samples of Stephen's Gourmet to review in exchange for this post and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Who doesn't love Hot Chocolate? My husband. Seriously. From the second I found out his dislike for all drinks that are hot, I have been trying to find the exception to his no hot chocolate rule, and I finally found it. Stephen's Gourmet Hot Chocolate. The Mint Truffle in particular won his vote. It is seriously the only brand he will drink. 

I have wanted to make Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate for awhile, but I wanted it to be something my husband would drink. I found the solution with this simple, easy way to make hot chocolate with Stephen's Gourmet. Recipe adapted from Stephen's Gourmet. 

You will need: 
1 cup Stephen's Gourmet Milk Hot Chocolate, 
8 cups of hot water (You might be able to replace this with milk for creamier hot chocolate)
3/4 cup chocolate syrup
2 tsp. Mint Extract (I have also seen this replaced with 1/4 c. Peanut Butter for Peanut Butter Hot chocolate)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Mint Chocolate Chips or Sprinkle
Whipped Cream

Pour the water over the cocoa mix in the crock pot. Stir until smooth. Add the chocolate syrup and stir until smooth. Cook on low for about 4 hours until piping hot. Add the mint extract and vanilla, stir well. Add to mugs, top with whipped cream and mint chocolate chips. 

We love the creamy taste of this hot chocolate and it is fun to be able to customize it with your favorite flavors. I love that even if I don't have time to make my own mint or peanut butter hot chocolate, I can still have a cup of my favorite flavors with all of Stephen's Gourmet different flavor options. Some of their flavors include, White Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Candy Cane, Marshmallow, Cherry Chocolate and many many more. 


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40 comments:

like mother like daughter said...

Yum, I love stephen's hot chocolate so much. it's my go to.

how did you connect with them for the giveaway? I tried emailing them and asking them to contribute to a group giveaway I'm doing and they didnt respond!

Jill said...

Mmmm hot chocolate! One of my favourites this time of year. I've never tried the Stephen's brand, but it sounds delicious! :) Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Meg said...

YUM. Stephen's is my favorite!

Amanda Waite said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'm a fan of keeping peppermint out of my chocolates but I have lots of friends that are all about the combination that I'll be sharing the recipe with. :)

Calise Zollinger said...

I love love love Stephen's!!!

Calise Zollinger said...

I love love love Stephen's!!!

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings said...

Oh Yummo!!!! I love Stephen's. I love the Mint Truffle but I would LOVE to try that Peanut Butter.

caroline garner said...

I've never had any fancy hot chocolate so i'm just going to go with the butter nut kind? I'd love to try this though. I'm a big hot chocolate drinker.

Maryann Goodspeed Penman said...

I LOVE Stephens cocoa!

The Crookston Fam said...

Mint hot chocolate is my favorite kind!

Makayla said...

ANY Stephen's hot chocolate is fine by me!

mostlyprobably said...

My husband's name is Stephen and he looooooves hot chocolate more than anything else in the world. Every time we see Stephen's at the grocery store, he begs to get some. "But it's mine! It says it's mine!" Bless his little heart.

mostlyprobably said...

We like all hot chocolate. I'm a hot cocoa purist and just like regular chocolate, but my husband's favorite is peanut butter.

Kimberly Corrigan said...

I used to love the raspberry hot chocolate but haven't tried it in a long time.

Shawn Harwood said...

I love the caramel mocha hot chocolate from Stephen's!

Jill said...

Straight up Chocolate!!

Trippy Cusp said...

I usually like original hot chocolate, but malt, marshmallow, or white hot chocolate are all flavors I would LOVE!

Kate F. said...

I like caramel hot chocolate.

Lorene Nance said...

We love just regular old chocolate hot chocolate!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I have to admit I think I have had hot chocolate every day this week. I want to try all of these fun flavors I've only had raspberry.

Dawn Renee ' said...

Dark chocolate hazelnut is my favorite hot chocolate.

Emily Stone said...

whit chocolate

Megan Canada Hobbs said...

Thanks for the Stephens giveaway. I'm a new fan and look forward to your posts and ideas.

Megan Canada Hobbs said...

oops, forgot.....And I want to try white chocolate!

sandy Lasher said...

I never tried Stephens yet but They are from Farmington Utah, where my nephew is from, I 'll be asking for some for the holidays and I love Chocolate!!

Cassidy said...

I love their mint and their raspberry!

Tara said...

Mint is my favorite! It is my favorite indulgence during Christmas time.

Kirsten (gorskiki@comcast.net) said...

Mint chocolate!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Love mint hot chocolate, and Stephen's is the best!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Isabelle Thornton said...

I like to try new flavors all the time. Really like mint at Christmas time.

Kelly Vincent said...

I usually buy milk chocolate because everyone in my family likes it, but I also prefer the darker chocolate flavors!

Shelise Thompson said...

This recipe sounds delicious! I love Stephens hot chocolate!!

Jen Barlow said...

Mexican Hot Chocolate is my favorite!

Jen Barlow said...

Mexican Hot Chocolate is my favorite!

Jill W said...

Stephen's Hot Chocolate is my absolute favorite! My preferred flavor is Raspberry Chocolate. Mmmm.

Anonymous said...

I Love raspberry flavor!

Damaris said...

Yum. I love, love, love Stephen's hot cocoa!

Rachel said...

I drink hot chocolate all year long. Stephens Mint Truffle is my absolute favorite. Unfortunately, it is my husband's favorite as well and we go through it way too fast...

Alyssa said...

Stephen's has to be my favorite brand of hot chocolate. It's hard to pick a favorite flavor. They are all so good!

Alyssa said...

Peanut butter flavor is one of my favorites. Mint too.

 
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