Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Rich & Creamy Crock Pot Hot Coco

I assure you that this is the Best You Have Ever Had….So delicious that you might want to lick the crock pot once you have made the hot chocolate.

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Hello Lovely Readers,

From the time I am back from my Holiday to Singapore, I have been cribbing each day about winters and how cold it is. It really chilling here in Delhi. I constantly crave to have a cup of hot chocolate during the evening or post dinner. Hot Chocolates are an all time favorite and its really easy to make at home. But I loved the rich and creamy texture of hot chocolate that we get in some cafes and I could never get the same thing at home until I tried it last time.

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So the 1st post this year definitely had to be a Hot Cocoa in the Crock Pot. This is the Real Deal !!! On a chilly day this one warms you from the inside out. Serve it to someone who loves Hot Chocolate and they will light up like a Christmas Tree.. 😀

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I came across the term Crock Pot some days ago in the internet. It is a slow cooking process. It gives you the best cooking results by keeping intact the flavors. I thought of trying the same method for the Hot Chocolate for a creamy texture and Voila!!! Its was just amazing. Just stir in the Cream, Sweet Condensed Milk, Chocolate Chips, Milk and Vanilla together in your Crock Pot.

P.S- The best Hot Coco will be ready in about 20 mins.

As i told you, it is a slow cooking process but completely worth the wait. Just Sit back and relax and wait for the magic to happen.

RECIPE: CROCK POT HOT CHOCOLATE

Makes: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sweet Condensed Milk- 1/4th cup
  • Whipped Cream- 1/2 cup
  • Milk- 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
  • Chocolate Chips- Dark chocolate 1/2 cup
  • Marshmallows- to garnish
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup- Optional

PROCESS:

Stir in the condensed milk, milk, whipped cream and vanilla in a heavy bottom non-stick pan.

Once it comes to a boil, add the chocolate chips, lower the flame and let this simmer. Stir occasionally and and wait until the chocolate melts completely.

After 15-20 mins switch off the flame.

Pour the Hot Chocolate in a Cup and top it with Marshmallows. If you don’t like marshmallows you can simply add some whipped cream on top.

Serve Hot.

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Pomegranate Ginger Ale

One of my Favorite Drinks I have Made so Far. I love the Color of this drink and a flavor that you will never forget. Easy, Cool, Summery, Colorful…This drink is all that you can think of!!!

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I Love Drinks. I believe not any meal of mine is complete without a Drink to go along. Just a little secret to share is: I wish one day I become perfect at making amazing mocktails and serve them in the best manner possible. I have this fetish for collecting classy glasses. I just own a few right now..but yes I certainly am investing into my collection.

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This drink is more like an imagination and a mix match of ingredients. To my surprise it came out extremely well. I love Pomegranate Juice and have it almost daily when I am at home. I like the Fresh Homemade Juice. I find the Packed one a bit sour. What about you? So during such a regular day, I had a few ingredients right in front of me while I was at the rim of consuming my Juice..I just mixed those ingredients for fun…. but soon I realized it was the best combination ever.

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If you have a perfect blend of flavors..You can make the best mocktails at home. They are really simple and easy to put through. My pomegranate Ginger Ale is a savior on a hot summer day. Ginger Ale these days is easily available in the market and I love the flavor. You could also use Ginger Beer in this recipe. It just adds on to the amazing flavor of the drink.

P.S- You need to make this drink Fresh for your guests.. If you plan to serve 🙂

This one Unlike my Lychee Ginger Mojito cannot be prepared before hand. The mix of Pomegranate Juice and Gingerale taste Amazing when they are made Fresh. I wouldnt recommend to pre- prepare this drink. You don’t want to lose onto the flavors.. Do you? 

P.S- This drink is ready in less than 5 mins.

Screenshot_2014-09-11-17-24-42-1_wmRECIPE: POMEGRANATE GINGER ALE

Makes- 1 Pitcher

Prep Time- Less than 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • Pomegranate Juice- Fresh ( 3 Cups)
  • Ginger Ale- 3/4 th cup
  • Soda- 2 cups
  • Lemon Juice- 1/4th Cup
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juliennes – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger Juliennes- 1/4th cup
  • Ice Cubes – 1 cup
  • Mint Leaves- Few (Optional)

PROCESS

1. In a pitcher add Ice cubes, Lemon Juliennes and Ginger Juliennes.

2. Now add lemon juice and salt

3. Mix everything together

4. Add pomegranate juice and ginger ale together. Mix well

5.Top with Soda. Pour it slowly. 

6. Garnish with a few mint leaves and ready to serve.

Your Pomegranate Ginger Ale is now Ready.

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IMG_20140628_004634[1]Looking for Similar Drinks? Try My:

Lychee Ginger Mojito

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Orange Banana Smoothie

Smoothie 1

Orange And Banana Smoothie

Take this smoothie, lie back in the sun and taste the fruity, refreshing and zingy flavors of this summery sensation.Gorgeous, Refreshing, Sweet and Summery.

I love Smoothies for Breakfast and the combination of Orange and Banana is wonderful. My Orange Banana Smoothie is a perfect breakfast drink and an amazing kick start for your day. The count on the calories is less…but is loaded with nutrients. This drink is perfect for your diet plan and helps you shed off that extra fat. Have this for your breakfast and you keep full for really long.

Christmas, New years, Birthdays, And all those sweets and hot chocolates in winters add on that extra line of fats to your waistline. The problem comes during summers when all those jackets and sweatshirts are gone to hide the extra fat. No crash diets but just try and eat healthy. This gorgeous smoothie is apt for my diet and I am trying to shed off those extra kilos. 🙂

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Summers are here!! And so is the need to keep drinking lots of liquids  to keep yourself hydrated all day.

 

I also love it so I absolutely had to share it with you.  It’s a really easy smoothie to make with the ingredients most people generally  have lying around their homes, oranges,yogurt and bananas, the most common ingredients.  Who would have though it would taste so good with these standard ingredients.  A little bit of ginger here and a squeeze of lime juice (or lemon juice) there makes all the difference. The choice is yours. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

Serves: 4

Making Time: 10 mins

  • Low Fat Yogurt- 1 Cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice- 2 Cups
  • Banana- 1 1/2 (You can use frozen Bananas too)
  • Flax Seeds- 1 Tbsp
  • Honey- 1 Tbsp ( You can use Sugar too)
  • Dash of Lime and Ginger

PROCESS:

1. Blend all the ingredients together in a Food Processor.

2. Blend for about 1 minute.

3. Add Ice Cubes and blend until smooth.

4. Pour out in a glass and Enjoy!!!

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Sit back and enjoy your drink.

* If you wish to make a green smoothie add a handful of spinach or kale .

* You can add sugar if you dont like honey and dont mind the calories 😉

* Dash of ginger and lime adds that extra flavor but its completely optional.

Enjoyy Drinking!!

Shruti

XOXO

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