Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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Did you know you can make hot chocolate in the slow cooker?! This Crockpot hot chocolate recipe is one of our fall and winter favorites!

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When it comes to making drinks in the slow cooker, hot chocolate is probably my favorite. It’s so indulgent and making it for parties or family gatherings is always a big hit!

I’ve shared my Crockpot mulled cider with you, today I’m sharing a tasty hot cocoa recipe that kids and adults alike will love!

When the holidays roll around I like to have something indulgent to drink. Sure hot tea is great and coffee is a year rounds staple but there’s just something about hot chocoalte that feels like the holidays.

A side view of the finished hot chocolate made in the slow cooker.

This recipe is no exception, it’s very sweet and indulgent, you can add a peppermint stick or a shake of cinnamon. Top it with some whipped cream and sprinkles for a festive touch or just drink it plain, you can’t go wrong!

Kids love to top this slow cooker hot cocoa with marshmallows, I like to pop a few chocolate marshmallows on top for even more chocolatey goodness!

Here’s what you’ll need to make hot cocoa in a slow cooker:

This recipe uses regular ingredients that you won’t have to hunt down. You can add all of this to your next grocery pickup or delivery and make a test batch…you wouldn’t want to serve it for the holidays without trying it out first, right!?

Featured Image showing the finished hot chocolate made in the crockpot ready to drink.

You’ll need heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, milk, vanilla, and milk chocolate chips!

If you want you can use whatever type of milk you like, whole milk makes this the most rich and creamy but any type will work. If you want to cut down on the sweetness a bit you can use half semi-sweet chocolate chips, it adds a bit more rich and deep cocoa flavor.

How to make Crockpot hot chocolate:

Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a 5 quart Crockpot.

If you are doubling the recipe use a 6-7 quart slow cooker because it will be very full!

A view of a full mug of the finished slow cooker recipe ready to drink. Topped with whipped cream.

Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally with whisk, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted.

Once it is heated through and chocolate is melted, switch the slow cooker to the warm setting. Stir again before serving.

If you have trouble getting the chocolate to melt, turn on high temporarily. You can also use a whisk to try and get the chocolate to more easily combine with the milk and cream!

A top down look at a mug full of the slow cooker hot cocoa ready to drink.

Garnish individual cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Looking for more holiday recipes to try?

If you are planning for the holidays or if you just want some indulgent recipes that are comforting and tasty, here are some favorites!

Top down view of the finished hot chocolate ready to eat.

You can make a whole thanksgiving feast in your Crockpot and never have to turn on the oven…you might need a few slow cookers but in our house this would be totally do-able!

Printable Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Featured Image showing the finished hot chocolate made in the crockpot ready to drink.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Did you know you can make hot chocolate in the slow cooker?! This Crockpot hot chocolate recipe is one of our fall and winter favorites!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a 5 quart crock pot (if doubling, use a 6-7 quart slow cooker/crock pot).
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally with whisk, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Once it is heated through and chocolate is melted, switch the slow cooker to the warm setting. Stir again before serving. (If you have trouble getting the chocolate to melt, turn to high temporarily).
  4. Garnish individual cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 686Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 98mgSodium 226mgCarbohydrates 72gFiber 1gSugar 59gProtein 16g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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