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You need this slow cooker hot chocolate recipe in your life for the holidays! I’m not kidding! I tried other slow cooker hot chocolate recipes found at Pinterest, but they were WAY too sweet by adding sweetened condensed milk. This one uses cream and chocolate, with a hint of vanilla. It tastes just like a Starbucks hot chocolate, yum yum!

I made this slow cooker hot chocolate recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I doubled the recipe for 8 people, we all had a couple of glasses, and I had a lot leftover that I gave to my neighbors in a Chinese to-go soup container, topped with a bow. I love to doorstep bomb my neighbors with all of the goodies I make for my blog. I think they enjoy being my taste testers :)

Create a hot chocolate bar next to your slow cooker by laying out a few fun mix-matched mugs, a ladle over a spoon rest, a couple of liqueurs, and extra points for mini marshmallows. I happen to have Kahlua, Baileys, and Frangelica on hand. And by the way, Frangelica, a hazelnut liqueur, will make your hot chocolate taste like Nutella hot chocolate, yum yum! If you have mint flavored Baileys, that would be an amazing option as well!

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (for a double batch, I used a 7 quart slow cooker), stirring occasionally until chocolate is completely melted. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring well before each serving. Serve hot and garnish well!





Do you have any slow cooker beverage recipes you like to make this time of year? Tell me below!

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