Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
0 Comments December 2, 2020

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

When it’s cold outside, warm yourself up with a mug of this crazy rich and chocolatey Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate made with half and half, heavy cream, chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and unsweetened cocoa.

Hot Chocolate is definitely a childhood favorite of mine. My grandmother used to make it for me all the time on the stove using a packet of instant hot chocolate (with the mini dried marshmallows of course) and she would add a little bit of warm milk to make it richer than just adding water. I had the best grandma. Now that I am older and I like to entertain around the holiday, I figure it is time to come up with my own way of making hot chocolate where people can serve themselves by using a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Hot ChocolateMy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is some of the best and richest stuff around. I mean, it has unsweetened cocoa powder and real chocolate at the same time, which makes this hot chocolate recipe even more decadent. You don’t need to add any sugar because the sweetened condensed milk is plenty sweet. In fact, if it were sweeter it would be syrup. You just throw everything in a slow cooker, set it on low or high depending on how quickly you need it to be ready, and you’re ready to go. 

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Make a Hot Chocolate Bar

One thing I do when I make this recipe, is I lay out different toppings that people tend to love on their hot chocolate, such as: 

  • Marshmallows
  • Peppermint Stick
  • Chopped Chocolate
  • Pirouettes
  • Bailey’s
  • Ice Cream, even!
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Photo taken in 2016

I’m sure there are other toppings you guys can think of but these are my typical go-to favorites. So this holiday season when you’re craving something hot and chocolate, try my Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate and it will easily become an annual favorite!




Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

  • Author:
    Cupcake from Brown Sugar

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Cook Time:
    1 hour 30 mins

  • Total Time:
    1 hour 40 mins

  • Yield:


Throw your ingredients in a Slow Cooker and watch the magic happen. This Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is warm, chocolatey, and rich. Top off with whipped cream and large marshmallows for a complete treat.


  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 5 c. Half and Half
  • 1 ½ c. whipping cream
  • 4 oz. Semi-Sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder (or instant coffee)


  1. Place the slow cooker on low and allow to sit for 10 minutes to get warm. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and whisk cocoa powder to blend. Next, pour in the half and half and whipping cream. Using a whisk and mix the ingredients. Add the baking chocolate, vanilla extract, and espresso powder. Stir occasionally and allow to cook for, at least, an hour and a half. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate syrup


Create a hot chocolate bar by laying out fun toppings like marshmallows, peppermint sticks, whipped cream, chocolate chips, caramel topping, and whatever makes you happy.

  • Category: Drinks

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