The Best Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate {Rich and Creamy}

The Best Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate {Rich and Creamy}

I can’t wait to share this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate with you, today.  With heavy cream, milk chocolate, and condensed milk, it is the perfect blend of rich and creamy. It’s so easy to make and there is enough for a small crowd. The perfect hot chocolate for the holidays, parties, and gatherings.

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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate…

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve tasted better hot chocolate. In my opinion, this is the best I’ve ever had. Of course, if you have a favorite hot chocolate recipe, I’d love to hear all about it. I love hearing from you.

What I love about this recipe: 

  • This recipe is made with condensed milk, so it’s extra rich and creamy
  • It’s all put together in a snap, too. Just pour everything into the crockpot, stir once in a while and enjoy
  • The perfect recipe for holidays like Thanksgiving, or Christmas or drink it on cold fall and winter nights

Other Warm and Cozy Drinks You Might Enjoy:

Mom’s recipe for Wassail 

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate 

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider 

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FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I make Crockpot Hot Chocolate Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is a great make-ahead recipe. Just store the liquid in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to check the expiration date on the milk that you have used, and don’t store it beyond that date.

How long will Homemade Hot Chocolate Last?

Homemade hot chocolate should be sealed and stored in the refrigerator. As the milk does not expire, it should last 3-5 days.

Reheating: You can reheat it on the warm setting in the slow cooker, on the stove top on low heat, or in individual cups in the microwave

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until the milk has passed the expiration date

What are some good Hot Chocolate Toppings?

  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles – I love Wilton’s Turtle Crunch on Hot Chocolate
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut Shavings
  • Squeeze Caramel Sauce

What are some good additions to a Hot Chocolate Bar?

  • Peppermint sticks
  • Candy Canes
  • Peppermint spoons
  • Chocolate spoons
  • Caramel
  • Cookies
  • Egg Nog
  • Mint
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Toffee
  • Nuts
  • Wafer sticks
  • Kit-Kats – bite the ends off to drink the hot cocoa through
  • sea salt
  • for adults – Baileys Irish Cream

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Tips and Tricks:

  • don’t forget to stir the hot chocolate occasionally, but you’ll want to resist doing it constantly. Every time you take the lid off of the slow cooker or crock-pot it will lose a good amount of heat
  • you can mix the ingredients easily with a whisk to combine fully

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Are you ready to make this delicious and cozy drink? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

Ingredients:

  • milk – I like to use 2% milk, but whole milk would be even better
  • sweetened condensed milk – this will help give the drink its sweet taste, along with a rich and creamy texture
  • milk chocolate chips – if you prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips, then by all means – use them instead
  • heavy whipping cream – another ingredient that will thicken the drink and provide a creamy texture plus additional flavor
  • vanilla extract – I like to use pure vanilla extract but you can use imitation vanilla extract instead

How do you make Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker?

Instructions: 

  1. In a crockpot, add:
  2. milk, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, whipping cream, and vanilla extract
  3. Mix, place lid on the slow cooker
  4. Place on low for 2 hours – mixing occasionally

How to make Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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The Best Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate {Rich and Creamy} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Delicious hot chocolate that’s easily made in your slow cooker. Perfect for parties and hot cocoa bars.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups of milk chocolate chips (can substitute semi-sweet)
  • 16 oz. of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pour everything into your slow cooker
  • Mix
  • Place lid on
  • Set to low and stir occasionally for 2 hours

Notes

Can I make Crockpot Hot Chocolate Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is a great make-ahead recipe. Just store the liquid in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to check the expiration date on the milk that you have used, and don’t store it beyond that date.

How long will Homemade Hot Chocolate Last?

Homemade hot chocolate should be sealed and stored in the refrigerator. As the milk does not expire, it should last 3-5 days.

Reheating: You can reheat it on the warm setting in the slow cooker, on the stovetop on low heat, or in individual cups in the microwave

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until the milk has passed the expiration date

What are some good Hot Chocolate Toppings?

  • Whipped Cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles – I love Wilton’s Turtle Crunch on Hot Chocolate
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut Shavings
  • Squeeze Caramel Sauce

What are some good additions to a Hot Chocolate Bar?

  • Peppermint sticks
  • Candy Canes
  • Peppermint spoons
  • Chocolate spoons
  • Caramel
  • Cookies
  • Egg Nog
  • Mint
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Toffee
  • Nuts
  • Wafer sticks
  • Kit-Kats – bite the ends off to drink the hot cocoa through
  • sea salt
  • for adults – Baileys Irish Cream

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