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will the alcohol cook off?

Anonymous
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we're having a Christmas brunch....I wanted to make hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps...cooked for hours In the crock pot. My friend is pregnant...almost due...Will the alcohol cook off enough for her to have some??
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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by Platinum Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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Not if you're using the lower setting.

I would make the hot cocoa and let people add the schnapps if they want them.

arctophile
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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 Here is a chart for how much alcohol remains after cooking.

Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Preparation Method Percent Retained
alcohol added to boiling liquid & removed from heat 85%
alcohol flamed 75%
no heat, stored overnight 70%
baked, 25 minutes, alcohol not stirred into mixture 45%
Baked/simmered dishes with alcohol stirred into mixture:
15 minutes cooking time 40%
30 minutes cooking time 35%
1 hour cooking time 25%
1.5 hours cooking time 20%
2 hours cooking time 10%
2.5 hours cooking time 5%

http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blalcohol12.htm

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM
thanks!!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Eh, it will probably be okay. But if you're worried, just have everyone else drink it first, wait a little while. See if any of them catch a buzz.

heydooney
by Silver Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

What about peppermint flavoring?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

It's possible it doesn't, but I don't think it would be much alcohol in it, she can have one.

rebeccab1966
by Gold Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Most of it will evaporate, but not totally all of it.  How much schnapps does into it?  She should be fine.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM
6 12oz cans of evaporated milk....1/3 cup chocolate liquor...1/4 cup schnapps..12 oz dark chocolate chips..
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