Creamy, Slow Cooker, Hot Chocolate

Creamy slow cooker hot chocolate

You are going to love this creamy slow cooker hot chocolate recipe.  We love, love, love hot chocolate around our house.  Sometimes we wimp out and buy the powdered hot chocolate at the store, but usually we make it from scratch.  It is so, easy peasy to make it from scratch too!  our recipe changes depending on what ingredients we have on-hand, but this is the recipe we use most often.  This recipe calls for cocoa powder, but you can also use bakers chocolates or you can even use chocolate chips in place of the chocolate and sugar.  Change it up, experiment, and tell us what you think.  You can add a little bit of peppermint oil to this recipe and make it peppermint-y!  You can even add a little cinnamon and cayenne to spice it up a bit!  I have even been known to use sweetened condensed milk in place of the milk and sugar.  I’m telling you, it is so easy to make your own hot chocolate.  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll never buy the powder again.  This slow cooker recipe is just an adapted version of my stove-top hot chocolate. The beauty of making it in the slow cooker is that you can leave it all day and have hot chocolate for the kiddos all day long. They’ll love you for it!

Gather your ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • 2 cans (use the evaporated milk cans) water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Get to slooooowwww cookin’:

Add all of the ingredients into a 3 quart or larger slow cooker and cook on slow for 2 hours.  Then you can turn it down to “warm” and have hot chocolate all day long 🙂  I usually double this recipe if the kiddos are having friends over.

  • YES…bloggers rock…I have some cocoa at home that will work just fine with this. I am saving this!

  • This looks like a dessert in a cup. So yummy looking.

  • This looks so good! I am going to show my sister this has she has just brought a slow cooker and is looking for some recipes

  • Great recipe! I wish I had a fireplace so I could have a cup and curl up by the fire!

  • Brilliant! We do this with apple cider, but it’s never crossed my mind to do it with hot cocoa! Love it!

  • This sounds so good I love a good hot chocolate

  • I would have never of thought to make hot chocolate in a slower cooker. This is a brilliant idea! I will have to try it out!

  • That looks so good! Definitely perfect for keeping you and the kids warm this season!

  • what a great idea – I never would have thought to use a slow cooker to make hot cocoa – my kids could totally do this!

  • who doesn’t love hot chocolate – awesome

  • we love hot chocolate – yummo

  • This is so so good. I bet my sister would love this too. I really love Hot chocolate

  • Wow great recipe. Simple to own and easy to make. I cant wait to try this once i get home. 🙂 Bookmarked!

  • My husband and I were always wanting a new recipe of chocolate.

  • My oh my, that looks divine! This recipe is worth trying.

  • OH my gooey, wonderful chocolatey goodness! That is a positively delectable hot cocoa drink.

  • I wouldn’t have thought if this all on my own! Delicious!

  • That looks so good, I showed my mom this and she is going to try to make this.

  • OMG that looks so yummy! I totally want one right now 😉

  • Making that in a slow cooker sounds so good. Great recipe.

  • That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe….if only our weather would cooperate!

  • Yum! we have lots of holiday desserts that need this!

  • We will just love your awesome Hot Chocolate and this is a Hot Chocolate day here. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  • This recipe looks like it would be so creamy, and I’m loving how you can make it in the slow cooker. 🙂

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