Happiness in slow cooker is what you get when you make Slow Cooker hot chocolate. This rich and creamy hot cocoa has the flavors you love with the ease of being cooked in a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
The first time I made hot chocolate in the slow cooker the kids were giving me “the look” like I was totally crazy. They know I love using my slow cooker to make dinner, but they were not on board with me attempting hot chocolate in the slow cooker.
For some reason they thought it was a totally crazy idea. I was totally ready to prove them wrong.
Their opinions changed quickly once they took a sip of this decadent hot chocolate made in the slow cooker. They all loved the rich chocolaty taste of this homemade hot chocolate.
They have since been asking me to dump all the slow cooker hot cocoa ingredients in the crockpot in the morning so they can enjoy it all day long lately. I am totally ok with this, and I have been finding myself grabbing a cup or 2 as well!
This hot cocoa is perfect for enjoying all day long or serving for a large crowd.
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- Whipped hot chocolate
- Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Pink Hot Chocolate
- Keto hot Chocolate
- Halloween Hot Chocolate
- Italian Hot Chocolate
- Starbucks Hot Chocolate
- Unicorn Hot Chocolate
- Caramel hot chocolate
I love that this hot chocolate is so easy to make, it literally takes me 5 minutes at most to put all of the ingredients in to the slow cooker. Then I just let the slow cooker do its magic.
The results are an amazing, creamy rich hot chocolate that is perfect enjoying as is, topped with marshmallows, whipped cream or serving with a Hot Chocolate board.
I promise you are going to love it!
Hot Chocolate Toppings
I love setting things up with a hot chocolate toppings board but if you are not going all fancy when serving this homemade hot cocoa that is ok! But there are lots of tasty toppings that you can add on top to make it even more amazing.
- Mini Marshmallows
- Homemade Marshmallows
- Fudge Drizzle
- Chocolate Chips – milk, whit or dark chocolate
- Crushed Peppermints
- Peanut butter
- Coconut Shavings
- caramel sauce
- whipped cream
- Marshmallow Fluff
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Ingredients
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 gallon whole milk
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
How to Make Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker
In the slow cooker whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
Slowly stir in about 1 cup of the milk until you have no more lumps of cocoa.
Whisk in the remainder of the milk, half and half, and the vanilla extract.
Cover and turn the cooker onto high for 2 1/2 hours or until it’s at the desired temperature.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
Hot Chocolate Recipes that make great gifts
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Spoons
- Hot Chocolate Spoons
- Marshmallow hot chocolate cups
- Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
Slow Cooking Made Simple
The MM team are huge fans of slow cookers. Throw everything in and come back to a hot dinner 6-8 hours later? Love it! Here are some of the slow cookers and tools we use with ours!
Slow Cooker hot chocolate
- In the slow cooker whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
- Slowly stir in about 1 cup of the milk until you have no more lumps of cocoa.
- Whisk in the remainder of the milk, half and half, and the vanilla extract.
- Cover and turn the cooker onto high for 2 1/2 hours or until it’s at the desired temperature.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.