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Slow Cooker Recipes - Volume 3
In previous volumes of Slow Cooker Recipes we have covered savory dishes and desserts made via a crock pot. This volume features terrific recipes for slow cooker beverages. Mulled cider, fruit punch, and hot chocolate are just a few of the great recipes included in this article. I hope you enjoy them!

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
3 cups of dry milk powder
1 cup of powdered sugar
3/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of chocolate syrup
1/2 cup of powdered creamer (nondairy)
7 cups of water
Marshmallows and candy canes

Directions:
In a slow cooker, mix together the dry milk powder,powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, chocolatesyrup, and creamer. Stir well with while gradually addingthe water. Put the lid on the slow cooker and set to a low heat. Cook for a total of four hours, stirring once after the first two hours. Stir well just before serving, then pour into mugs with marshmallows and candy canes for stirring.

Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
2 quarts of apple cider
1 tsp whole allspice
1 1/2 tsp whole cloves
3 whole cinnamon sticks
2 large oranges (sliced)

Directions:
Put the apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks,allspice, cloves, and oranges into the slow cooker. Stirwell until the brown sugar has dissolved. Cover the crockpot and cook on a low heat setting for about three or four hours. Be sure to strain the spices before serving.

Spiced Cherry Cider

Ingredients:
3 1/2 quarts of apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 (3-oz) packages of cherry-flavored gelatin

Directions:
Pour the apple cider into the slow cooker. Add thecinnamons sticks and cover. Set to a high heat and cook for three hours. Stir the mixture while adding the cherry gelatin. Cook for another hour so the gelatin can dissolve. Keep the cider warm on a low heat and stir well before serving.

Warmed Fruit Punch

Ingredients:
8 cups of water
1 (6-oz) can of frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
1 (12-oz) can of frozen cranberry-raspberry juice
concentrate (thawed)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 tsp whole allspice
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp whole cloves

Directions:
Pour the water, thawed lemonade and cranberry raspberryjuices, sugar, allspice, cinnamon sticks, and cloves intothe slow cooker. If you like, you can put the spices into a cheesecloth before placing it in the slow cooker, otherwise you will need to strain the spices before serving. Cover the slow cooker and cook on a high heat for three hours. Reduce the heat to a low setting. Remove the spices if they weren't bound in cheesecloth. Keep warm and serve directly from the slow cooker.

Wassail

Ingredients:
6 cups of apple juice
6 cups of cranberry juice
6 cups of orange juice
6 cups of lemonade
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups of water
4 cinnamon sticks
1 orange (sliced)
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tbsp Angostura bitters
2 cups rum extract

Directions:
Pour the apple juice, orange juice, lemonade, cranberryjuice, water, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, sugar,cloves, and Angostura bitters into the slow cooker. Set toa low heat setting and cook for about seven hours. Add therum extract just before serving. Remove the cloves, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks before serving.


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