When you are craving the ultimate chocolate experience, Crockpot Hot Chocolate will be sure to satisfy your craving.
How to Make Crockpot Hot Chocolate
This creamy chocolate treat is super easy to make. It cooks for two hours, but worth the wait. It is the perfect recipe to feed a crowd or for a gathering or Christmas party hot chocolate bar. But, of course, everyone will want seconds, so you may want to double the recipe.
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- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy whipping cream
- Whole milk
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Measuring cups and teaspoons
- Crockpot 6 quart
- Mugs (I like these Santa mugs) or paper cups
This recipe is my favorite hot chocolate recipe. It is super easy, and it makes rich, velvety gourmet hot chocolate.
First, heat milk in the microwave or a saucepan on the stove until warm, then add it to my Crockpot. You can omit this step; however, you need to cook it longer in the Crockpot.
Secondly, place the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, heavy whipping, and vanilla in the Crockpot.
Next, place the lid on the Crockpot and cook on low for two hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve immediately or transfer hot chocolate to the insulated server.
Note: You can switch your Crockpot to the warm setting and serve from the Crockpot.
Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream. Enjoy!
Can You Reheat Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Since Crockpot hot chocolate takes two hours to make, I like to make it a day ahead and refrigerate it.
Then to reheat, I place the hot chocolate in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. I stir it with a whisk until it is heated.
I like to serve it from an insulated carafe instead of spooning directly from the Crockpot.
We take a carafe of Crockpot Hot Chocolate in the car for a treat while singing Christmas Carols.
Can I substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips?
You may substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for other flavors of chocolate chips or chopped or grated chocolate bars.
However, I do not recommend using white chocolate chips if you want an authentic chocolate flavor.
Can I use low-fat or fat-free milk?
The high-fat content of the whole milk gives this decadently chocolate beverage its smooth, creamy hot chocolate richness. Therefore, I would not use fat-free, but you substitute use low-fat milk if necessary.
Crockpot Hot Chocolate Serving Ideas
Everyone enjoys toppings on their homemade Crockpot hot chocolate. While the hot chocolate is cooking you can prepare the toppings.
The best way to serve hot chocolate for the holiday is in Santa mugs.
These are my favorite toppings:
Crockpot Hot Chocolate
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 6 cups whole milk
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate curls
- caramel sauce
- whipped cream
- crushed candy canes
- Preheat milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat or microwave it in a glass bowl until heated. Then add the heated milk to the Crockpot.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients to the Crockpot and stir with a whisk.
- Place the lid on your Crockpot and switch it on the low setting for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Substitution OptionsCan I substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips? You may substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for other flavors of chocolate chips or chopped or grated chocolate bars. However, I do not recommend using white chocolate chips if you want an authentic chocolate flavor. Can I use low-fat or fat-free milk? The high-fat content of the whole milk gives this decadently chocolate beverage its smooth, creamy hot chocolate richness. Therefore, I would not use fat-free, but you substitute use low-fat milk if necessary.
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