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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best hot chocolate recipe, dump and go hot chocolate, easy hot chocolate recipe, slow cooker hot chocolate
Servings: 8


  • Slow Cooker


  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate (12 oz) choose a good quality chocolate
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a 6 qt slow cooker: combine all the ingredients and mix/whisk until cocoa powder is dissolved.
  • Cover with lid and cook on high for 2 hours (whisk after the first hour to make sure the chocolate does not burn) or low for ~4 hours until the chocolate chips fully melt.
  • Remove the lid and whisk the hot chocolate for 2 minutes or until the top layer is fully dissolved.

Serve with marshmallows, whipped cream or your preferred topping.


    • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat with slow cooker (high for ~1 hour), microwave or stove.