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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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. 

Crockpot hot chocolate in a mug topped with mini marshmallows

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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 If you enjoy a mug of hot chocolate, you might enjoy my homemade hot chocolate mix and hot chocolate bombs.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate ingredients in measuring cups

Crockpot or Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate ingredients

Ingredients 

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Whole milk
  • Sweetened condensed milk

Supplies

Instructions

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.

Heated milk added to the Crockpot

Add Heated Milk

Adding the cocoa and remaining ingredients to the Crockpot

Add remaining ingredients

Whisking the ingredients together in the Crockpot

Whisk all the ingredients together

 

Next, place the lid on the Crockpot and cook on low for two hours, stirring occasionally.

Crockpot hot chocolate ready to be served with a ladle

Crockpot Hot Chocolate Ready to enjoy

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. 

Substitution Options

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 in a mug topped with marshmallows

Crockpot hot chocolate

 

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. 

Hot Chocolate Bar Candies in jars on a tray

Hot chocolate toppings

Toppings

These are my favorite toppings:

Crockpot hot chocolate in a mug topped with marshmallows

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the ultimate chocolate experience that is super easy to make.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Crockpot Hot Chocolate, Crockpot Hot Cocoa, Slow cooker hot chocolate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10
Calories: 461kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 cups whole milk

Toppings

  • mini marshmallows
  • chocolate curls
  • caramel sauce
  • whipped cream
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions

  • 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.

Equipment

6 Quart Crockpot

Notes

Substitution Options

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.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 2mg
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mireille

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I need to try this recipe for Christmas day! My boys would love it! www.chezmireillefashiontravelom.com

Janet

Thursday 4th of November 2021

I would have never thought of making hot chocolate in the crock pot. This is wonderful.

Linda Johnston

Thursday 4th of November 2021

What a wonderful idea to have simmering for family and guest!

Rebecca

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

I'm going to make this when I host my cookie swap. It looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned!

Kristin salazar

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

You have outdone yourself once again, this looks just amazing!

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