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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Cupcake from Brown Sugar
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


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.


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


  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.
  2. Next, pour in the half and half and whipping cream. Using a whisk and mix the ingredients.
  3. 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.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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