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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peas and Hot Chocolate

Ewww, not together.

But this little guy has finally decided that he likes to eat real (okay, pureed) food! Yippee! No more trying to force open his mouth! That was getting exhausting. And messy. Well, it's still messy, but hooray, Landon likes peas!! (And sweet potatoes. And bananas. And applesauce.)


And Avery likes hot chocolate! But who wouldn't like this fantastic recipe?!? Seriously, it takes a couple of hours in the crock pot and it's more expensive than Swiss Miss, but it is fantastic and completely worth the tiny extra effort to throw it all together.

Here's the recipe:
  • 1.5 C heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 C milk chocolate chips (I just threw in the whole bag)
  • 6 C milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Whisk all the ingredients together in the crock pot and stir every now and then. (Helpful hint: put the chocolate chips in first so you don't splash milk all. over. your. kitchen.) The recipe says to heat on low, but I was impatient and put it on high. It still worked, you just might have to stir more frequently. It makes 6-8 servings.

Add marshmallows when serving. Or don't. But you will probably want more than one mug of this rich, chocolatey goodness, with or without them.

You are welcome.

1 comment:

joyceandnorm said...

We do have some Swiss Miss, but nothing compares to the "real thing". We like this one, and the girls can make the cream too. =)