It’s that time of the year again. The time of year when you stay inside huddled around a warm fire and watch the snow fly. I’m a big fan of winter. I love all the snow and sledding. The best part of sledding is coming inside afterward and drinking a big steamy cup of cocoa and warming up by the fire. I’ve found the perfect recipe to throw together in the crockpot, and it will be hot and ready when your sledding fun is done.

Easy Crockpot Cocoa

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

6 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups chocolate chips

Take all five ingredients and dump them into your crockpot. Put the lid on and set the crockpot on low. Stir the mix every so often. This helps the chocolate chips melt. Stir the cocoa right before drinking. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows or (my favorite) nutmeg.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.