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glass mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and a Hershey's kiss

Decadent Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 9-10 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Creamy, rich, and decadent slow cooker hot chocolate made in the crockpot!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 cups (1440ml) whole milk (1% or 2% are OK)
  • 2 cups (480ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (21g) unsweetened natural or dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • toppings: marshmallows, chocolate candies, candy canes, chocolate syrup, salted caramel, etc

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large slow cooker. (Here’s one I own and love!) Vigorously whisk to get the cocoa powder as mixed in as possible– you don’t want it all floating on the top. Keep whisking for a minute or 2 until it’s all combined.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Make sure you whisk it every 45 minutes – 1 hour to make sure the chocolate isn’t burning on the bottom.
  3. Serve warm with marshmallows or other optional toppings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and warm up on the stove or in the microwave.

Notes

  1. Special Tools: Large Crock Pot | Clear Glass Mugs (I love these mugs!)
  2. No slow cooker? No problem! Cook in a large dutch oven or pot until warmed through and chocolate is melted, about 20 minutes. Keep the heat on low/simmer and whisk every now and then to make sure that chocolate does not burn.

Keywords: slow cooker hot chocolate, hot chocolate