As the weather slowly makes it’s transition from Summer to Fall I gradually start to think of “The Crockpot”. You know that wonderful time saving pot that every college student, newlywed, bachelor and wife needs in their life. I mean it’s just pure genius. Which recently prompted me to ask the question, who was the smart guy who invented this masterpiece? Here is what I found. A brief little history on how it came to be:
“The Crock Pot invented by Irving Naxon, in 1938, while he was trying to make his grandmother’s “Cholent Stew.” Cholent was the name given to a meal eaten on Saturday, the Sabbath, by Eastern European Jews known as the Ashkenazim. Naxon’s unit consisted of a ceramic pot that was heated by electric coils.
Naxon was the head of Naxon Utilities Corp., which originally marketed the slow cooker as Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker. This small company was bought in 1970 by Hack Miller’s Rival Manufacturing Co., and then reintroduced the Naxon Beanery as the Crock-Pot. It has been popular ever since. People loved it for creating easy one-pot meals, and it was a great way to slow cook cheaper cuts of meat, making them tender with very low cooking temperatures over long periods of time”.
There are hundreds of things that can be made in it. Our family favorites have been slow roasted garlic chicken, beef stew and hot artichoke dip to name a few. Today we will use it to make Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate. I call it dessert in a cup!
The best part -There are only 6 ingredients
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 6 cups milk
- 1 (12 oz) package high quality chocolate chips
- 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice
- Whip Cream
- In 5qt slow cooker mix your sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, milk, chocolate chips, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and stir well to combine.
- Heat on low for 3 hours or high for 1.5 hours stirring frequently.
- Pour desired amount in glass and top with whip cream and pumpkin pie spice if desired.