(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 109)
I’m having fun making hot drinks in my crock pot this winter.
It’s so much cheaper than buying them at the coffee shop.
And the mixture stays warm in the crock pot for hours, so I can enjoy it a little bit at a time throughout the morning.
As a result, my little 1-1/2-Quart crock pot has taken up permanent residence on my counter.
Who needs an uber-expensive espresso maker when you’ve got a crock pot?
Right now I’m sipping on the most delicious slow cooker decaf coconut milk gingerbread latte that I promise to post soon, as I write about the crock pot mint hot chocolate malt I enjoyed earlier this week. (Talk about a wonderful life!)
I hadn’t thought about malted milk powder for years till I came across a recipe for hot mint malt in Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery, Revised Edition.
Truthfully, I think I just used this recipe as an excuse to buy a bag of what has always been one of my favorite candies: York peppermint patties!
And yes, it was as delicious as it sounds, if you’re a lover of mint hot chocolate, like I am.
- 4 mini York peppermint patties (1-1/2-inch diameter)
- 5 cups milk (I used so-delicious vanilla coconut milk beverage)
- ½ cup chocolate malted milk powder (I used Ovaltine)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Whipped cream, if desired (I used the kind in the can)
- Ideal Slow Cooker: 1-1/2 to 2-Quart
- In a slow cooker, combine the mint patties, milk, chocolate malted milk powder, and vanilla.
- Cover and heat on LOW for 2 hours.
- Whisk rapidly until frothy. Pour into cups and top with whipped cream if desired.
Source: adapted from Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery, Revised Edition
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*PointsPlus® for crock pot mint hot chocolate calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.