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Three-Way Cocoa

Keep the basic cocoa drink warm in the slow cooker, then let guests finish to their liking with cinnamon or coffee crystals.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Serving Size: 6 ounce
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs Low or High 1-1/2 hours

Three-Way Cocoa



  1. In a 3-1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker combine sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in milk until combined.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Serve immediately or keep covered on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in vanilla. If desired, carefully beat milk mixture with a rotary beater until frothy. Ladle cocoa into mugs. If desired, top each serving with marshmallows or whipped cream. Makes 10 (6-ounce) servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Mocha Cocoa:

Prepare as directed, except add 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee crystals to each mug of prepared cocoa; stir to mix.

Spicy Cocoa:

Prepare as directed, except add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg with the cocoa powder before cooking.

Nutrition Facts (Three-Way Cocoa)

    Per serving:
  • 174 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 15 mg chol.,
  • 98 mg sodium,
  • 26 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 23 g sugar,
  • 8 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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