Food by the Howells for the Howells...

Food by the Howells for the Howells...and anybody remotely related to a Howell, or who may have met a Howell at one point in their life, or...yeah, pretty-much anybody.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hot Chocolate Buffet

I'd like to think it's Fall, but the temperatures here in Maryland are still in the high 70's. This is a recipe for a hot chocolate 'buffet'. Good for get togethers on cold days. Maybe if I post it, Fall will come sooner...

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated!!!)
2 quarts milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla

  • Mint chocolate chips
  • crushed candy cane/peppermint candies
  • little cookies
  • whipped cream
  • marshmellows
  • anything else that goes well with hot chocolate


  1. Chop unsweetened chocolate into chocolate-chip sized pieces.
  2. Combine unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk in slow cooker. Mix well.
  3. Cover, cook on high for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until chocolate is melted.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of milk, whisk until mixture is smooth. Add the rest of the milk and vanilla.
  5. Cover, cook on high for another 2 hours or until hot.
  6. Before serving, stir mixture again with wire whisk, reduce heat setting to low.
NOTES: Keep lid on the cooker when serving. This will keep a film from forming on the hot chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Wait, is this to drink? It sounds like liquid heaven! Wow!