Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate recipe that is to die for!  This easy hot cocoa will warm you up on those cozy, cold winter days and is a great hot drink to serve for Christmas.  I make this for every party in the colder months.

Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe (Slow Cooker).  For parties, holidays, pot lucks, cold winter days.

If you’re “lucky” enough to live in a part of the country that’s snowy and cold all winter long, then you can really use some warming up on those freezing cold days.  Whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa (what DO you call it, by the way?) you will LOVE this smooth and comforting hot chocolate recipe for the slow cooker/crock pot.  Whatever you call it, it is absolutely delicious and perfect on a cold day and is a must try for special occasions or just a lazy winter day spent at home.

This is a really great hands-off and super easy way to make hot chocolate for a party, Christmas, or any holiday gathering…basically anywhere there will be a good crowd of people!  I made a double batch of this for my big Groundhog day party and it made my life a heck of a lot easier so I could concentrate on the rest of the food-making.

Mouthwatering, decadent hot chocolate (this coming from someone who isn’t even crazy about chocolate)…..once you try this hot chocolate recipe, you won’t go back to store bought packets, I promise you that.

What is your favorite hot chocolate topping?

Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe (Slow Cooker).  For parties, holidays, pot lucks, cold winter days.

Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe (Slow Cooker).  For parties, holidays, pot lucks, cold winter days.

 

Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate
Prep time: 
Serves: 6-8 servings, double this recipe for a party
 
Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate, or hot cocoa, recipe to warm you up on those cold winter days. It is a great hot drink to serve for Christmas or a party.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of milk chocolate chips (can also use half semi-sweet)
I doubled this for a large party and used a 6.5 quart crock pot which was filled almost to the very top
Instructions
  1. Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a 5 quart crock pot (if doubling, use a 6-7 quart slow cooker/crock pot).
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally with whisk, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Once it is heated through and chocolate is melted, switch the slow cooker to the warm setting. Stir again before serving. (If you have trouble getting the chocolate to melt, turn to high temporarily).
  4. Garnish individual cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Recipe source: adapted from mrshappyhomemaker.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

38 Responses to “Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate”

  1. February 4, 2014 at 6:47 AM #

    I definitely don’t live in a cold part of the country, but it’s freezing and rainy here today! Would LOVE to stay home with a cup of this yummy hot chocolate!

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM #

      Rain counts as a hot chocolate day! :)

  2. February 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM #

    Do I *have* to share this, or can I drink it all for myself? ;)

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM #

      Sharing is not mandatory!! ;)

  3. February 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM #

    Ashley – me oh my – this hot chocolate sounds sinfully delicious!

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

      Thanks Shashi!!

  4. February 4, 2014 at 11:02 AM #

    Mmmmm this reminds me of having sledding parties at my house and my mom would make a crock-pot full of hot chocolate!

    LOVE

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

      Awwww what a great idea!

  5. February 4, 2014 at 4:55 PM #

    What a great way to fill up hot cocoa mugs quickly! I love this idea, Ashley!

  6. February 4, 2014 at 9:39 PM #

    I had no clue you could make hot chocolate in the crock pot! What a lovely treat to come home to after a long hard day! Now all I’m missing is a blanket :)

  7. February 4, 2014 at 10:09 PM #

    Your hot cocoa sounds rich and delicious. I would love to top with cinnamon. Take Care, BAM

  8. February 5, 2014 at 12:02 AM #

    This looks like a great idea for a large group!

  9. February 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM #

    Dangerous recipe! ;) My husband said me yesterday “you’re craving chocolate, aren’t you?” Uhh, yes…

    • February 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM #

      Of course you are! And you should eat all that you want since you are pregnant :)

  10. February 5, 2014 at 3:54 PM #

    I use the terms hot chocolate and hot cocoa interchangeably, but I’m using one term to describe this: DELICIOUS! I had no idea you could make hot cocoa in the crockpot but now my crockpot will pretty much be exclusively used for this reason only :)

    • February 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM #

      The best use of the crock pot, in my opinion :)

  11. February 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM #

    Lov hot chocolate! Marshmallows all the way for me. :)

  12. February 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM #

    I want chocolate so badly right now :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • February 8, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

      Haha story of my life!

  13. February 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM #

    Great idea for parties! Hot cocoa is a huge hit here, especially when we are covered in snow :D

  14. February 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

    Whoa! I almost want to jump in that crockpot of hot chocolate and go swimming! It looks fabulous.

  15. February 9, 2014 at 10:07 PM #

    …Yum, that looks wonderful! Never thought about making it in a crockpot, that’s cool!

    check out my recent post, cheesecake with strawberry topping!

    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/strawberry-topped-cheesecake/

    • February 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM #

      It’s so easy in the crock pot!

  16. February 10, 2014 at 2:02 AM #

    Okay, this looks great, BUT we have to back up and talk about the “someone who’s not crazy about chocolate” part. *needle scratch* WHAT?! I need to know more!

    • February 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM #

      I know! I’m insane!

  17. February 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

    I love the idea of hot chocolate in a crock pot but I never tried it. This is about to change, it looks incredible!

    • February 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM #

      Try it!! It’s the best!

  18. February 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM #

    I’ve always wanted to make this and never took the time to do it! Thanks for the recipe! I am going to love this tonight!

  19. Cathy
    February 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM #

    I have been wanting to make hot chocolate for my students. This might work. ..15 students???

    • February 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM #

      I would double it for 15 people! They will love it!

  20. Kp
    September 23, 2014 at 7:35 PM #

    Can you use white chocolate chips to make white cocoa?

    • September 24, 2014 at 2:01 AM #

      I think that would work fine!!

  21. Tanya Fleitman
    December 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM #

    Since we have milk-allergies in the family, and those same family members love hot chocolate, I’d LOVE to hear your or any recommendations for milk-free substitutes or recipes.

  22. Donna Kellis
    December 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM #

    I saw the page on a facebook message from a friend, about your blog, and especially about the wonderful Hot Cocoa/chocolate made in a crock pot! Amazing idea! Making for my family for Christmas. Love your sites.
    Donna

  23. Donna Kellis
    December 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM #

    What would I want in a gift basket? Well I would love 2 types of baskets. A craft basket with stamps, die cuts, colored ink, paper, art items all the way!. The other things I would want in a basket would be anything chocolate! I love chocolate all the way!!

  24. Melissa Gregorio
    December 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM #

    I live in Upstate Ny where it gets very cold and lots of snow. I think im gonna try this because there are 7 kids alone in this house and 2 boxes of the store bought hot chocolate seem to disappear within 2 days. Plus the 3 adults in the house like hot chocolate as well. Thank you very much for the idea to make it in the crockpot.

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