Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate – A great way to make a big batch of hot chocolate for a group! Creamy hot chocolate cooked in a crockpot and topped with mini marshmallows.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Using my slow cooker to keep drinks warm during the holidays is a life-saver. I just love serving folks warm drinks and it’s so hard to make them individually so making a big batch ahead of time and keeping it in the slow cooker until they are ready to grab some is so perfect. After making my slow cooker chai tea latte last time family was over, someone asked if I had tried making hot chocolate in the slow cooker before so I knew that just had to be the next slow cooker drink that I made. The thing I love about slow cooker hot chocolate is how customizable it is. I leave out a bunch of fixings right next to it so that each person can jazz up their hot chocolate as much as they want!
Common Questions About Making Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker
How big of a crock pot should I use?
I used a 2.5 quart crock pot to make this recipe but you can always use a bigger one if that’s what you have on hand.
What can I add to hot chocolate?
There are so many options for how you can jazz this hot chocolate recipe up! You could add things like –
- Salted caramel sauce – salted caramel hot chocolate
- Peppermint simple syrup – peppermint hot chocolate
- Gingerbread simple syrup – gingerbread hot chocolate
- Cinnamon dolce simple syrup – cinnamon dolce hot chocolate
- Bourbon, rum, rumchata, etc – boozy hot chocolate
- Coffee – Mocha latte
How many does this recipe serve?
This recipe serves about 6-8 but you can easily double or triple it, just make sure your crock pot is big enough.
Can I use white chocolate instead?
Of course! If you are looking for a one serving white hot chocolate recipe, click HERE.
What can I top hot chocolate with?
There are so many good options! A few of my favorites are –
- Chocolate sauce
- White chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate shavings
- Mini chocolate chips
- Almond slivers
- Crushed candy canes
- Peanut butter
Looking for more hot chocolate recipes? Check these out!
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Eggnog White Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Crockpot Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate
- 5 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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