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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Creamy and decadent hot chocolate made easy in a slow cooker with a secret ingredient to make this the BEST hot chocolate! Forget store bought stuff when you can make can an incredible hot cocoa from scratch!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Chocolate
Servings: 8 - 10 people
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Karina


  • 1.5 quarts (litres) milk, (full cream or 2%)
  • 24 oz (750 ml) evaporated milk, (or 2 cups heavy cream)
  • 6 oz (170 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) white granulated sugar
  • pinch of coarse salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallows (optional)


  • Combine all of the ingredients into a 6-quart slow cooker bowl. 
  • Whisk vigorously until cocoa powder has dissolved and ingredients are well combined (about 5 minutes).
  • Cook for 2-3 hours on low setting while whisking occasionally to prevent the chocolate from burning on the bottom.
  • When hot chocolate is ready, add marshmallows into the hot chocolate and let melt little before serving.
    Additional toppings: finely chopped (or flaked) chocolate), chocolate fudge sauce, chocolate chips, smashed candy canes.


Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated on the stove or in the microwave.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 391mg | Iron: 1.9mg