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A slow cooker full of hot chocolate next to two mugs and a bowl of marshmallows.
Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs

Need a fun, holiday drink? My rich, creamy, chocolate-y sweet Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate recipe is the easiest way to make lots of hot chocolate all at once.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup (1oz/28g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) heavy cream
  • 6 cups (42floz/1305ml) whole milk
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine.

  2. Cook on High stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Use a ladle to pour into mugs.

  3. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.