Making Crockpot Hot Chocolate is a cold-weather must!
This simple homemade hot chocolate recipe is made using six simple ingredients and is bursting with amazing chocolate flavor!
Give yourself a break in the kitchen and let your crockpot do all the work.
Having a hot cup of cocoa waiting for you after playing in the snow or a long day or work sounds like the perfect day to wind down and relax.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
This crockpot hot cocoa recipe means that everyone can add on their own favorite toppings. Add mini marshmallows or top with whipped cream – it’s totally up to you!
Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
- Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- Cocoa powder
- Heavy cream
- Milk (whole or 2% is best)
- Vanilla extract
Tips for Making Hot Chocolate
- Since you’re cooking this warm drink recipe in the crockpot, make sure that you keep an eye on it and stir everyone once in a while.
- Cooking on low is a great way to get the flavors melted together perfectly without the worry of it getting overheated.
- Even though you’re cooking this recipe on low, you will still want to be careful with your first few sips as this cocoa will be hot!
How To Make Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker
Start by adding all the ingredients to your crockpot.
Put on the lid and cook on low for 2-2.5 hours. You want all the chocolate to melt. Make sure to stir it well.
Serve the hot chocolate in your favorite mug with your favorite toppings!
Many people think that it is, but it’s actually not. It’s used in a lot of recipes for coloring and a hint of that chocolate flavor but it doesn’t actually contain the actual solids from the cocoa beans that make chocolate, chocolate.
If you find that you don’t have cocoa powder, you can use unsweetened chocolate in its place. More than likely this will give the cocoa a richer flavor but it will work in a pinch so you can still enjoy your hot cocoa made from scratch.
This is the best part of making your hot cup of cocoa your own! Some of my favorite toppings include mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or even a dash of cinnamon right on top.
Storing Leftover Hot Chocolate
Unless you’re super thirsty, you’re more than likely going to have some hot chocolate remaining after everyone has enjoyed a cup or two.
Simply store the remaining hot chocolate in an airtight container. I choose one that has a wide opening so I can ladle out more easily when we’re ready for round two.
While you might be able to freeze this recipe, I recommend storing it in the fridge and just finishing it over the course of the next few days.
The added heavy cream being frozen could result in it changing the texture a bit and that would detract from having a creamy cup of hot chocolate once unthawed and heated up.
More Recipes to Love
If you love this hot chocolate recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Balls – These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a can’t-miss winter treat! With just four simple ingredients, these are so simple to do!
- White Chocolate Hot Cocoa – With the cooler weather that most of us are dealing with this time of year, hot drinks like are a great way to warm things up.
- Delicious Candy Bar Hot Cocoa Recipe – Try this Candy Bar Hot Cocoa recipe the next time you want to add a little something special to your regular hot cocoa.
Crockpot Hot Chocolate
- 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 cups milk whole or 2% is best
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low to 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the chocolate is melted. Stir well.
- Serve in mugs topped with mini marshmallows if desired.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.