A delicious holiday beverage made right in your slow cooker! This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Mocha tastes just like cookies…but better!
My boys are addicted to ginger cookies. Most of you may think that it’s a seasonal flavor but, well, you’re wrong 🙂 My sister Melissa is a cookie baker extraordinaire and she happens to know that ginger is one of their favorites. So, for soccer games, basketball games, swim meets and the like, she comes bearing gifts…in the form of cookies. Yes, she is well loved.
While I’m a total fan of gingerbread cookies, I’m now an even bigger fan of drinking them. Yep. That’s exactly what this Gingerbread Mocha tastes like – cookies! But with then added bonus of caffeine 🙂
Now you could totally make this on the stove top if you wanted to, but the slow cooker is really perfect for the job. You could double or triple the recipe as needed and serve it up on Christmas morning – your family would adore you!
I personally think hot drinks in slow cookers = crazy smart. I wish I had a slow cooker full of yummy hot beverages every day. Like this deliciousness here or here. But we all know I’m totally addicted to my slow cookers 🙂 I used a small 2 qt slow cooker for this batch but if you’re wanting to make it for a crowd I would consider a 6 qt slow cooker instead.
This recipe is really very easy. It starts with chocolate milk and some freshly brewed coffee (I used my Keurig). Mocha – check. Now it’s time for the gingerbread portion of the show. I added in a healthy amount of molasses and some ground ginger. Finally, some International Delight’s Gingerbread Latte creamer to make it extra yummy and delicious. (For those of you who can’t find the creamer, add an equal amount of half and half and a touch more molasses and ginger.)
The smell is seriously ridiculous and when you ladle in that steaming beverage from the slow cooker straight into your mug…heaven. While it’s totally and completely delicious on it’s own, I can’t help myself so I topped it with some whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon and ginger. Cause, you know, I like things pretty 🙂
Seriously. Holiday perfecton in a mug. You guys need to make this STAT.
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Mocha
- 2 cups chocolate milk
- 2 cups freshly brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup International Delight Gingerbread Latte creamer
- Combine all ingredients into slow cooker and set on low. Stir occasionally to make sure the molasses and ginger dissolve.
- Low is the perfect setting for me to get a hot but not too hot mug of this mocha. Use the setting that works for you.
- Top with whipped cream and a dusting of ginger and cinnamon if desired.
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