Here’s How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker

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Winter wouldn’t be complete without hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. But did you know that this drink tastes best when made in a slow cooker? It’s true, we’re sharing the recipe that will be an absolute game-changer for your hot chocolate nights with your loved ones.

Tips and Tricks

This recipe is best with regular whole or low-fat milk. However, if you decide to go for a plant-based option, choose something creamy like oat milk. Depending on your preferences, you can use semisweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips. Heavy whipping cream will make the hot chocolate creamy and rich. Sweetened condensed milk is also a must for this recipe and you can find it in all supermarkets. Finally, vanilla adds extra flavor and uniqueness to your drink.

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When it comes to serving, a variety of toppings work well. Try whipped cream, candy canes, caramel sauce, cinnamon sticks, or even peppermint bark to add something special to your cocoa (although it’s also delicious on its own!). We recommend trying a new topping each time to figure out which one is your favorite. You can even make a toppings buffet if you’re making the hot chocolate for guests.

How to Make It


  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. The first step is to combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker. It just doesn’t get any easier than that!
  2. Cover and cook on low heat while stirring occasionally. You want the chocolate chips to be completely melted to a smooth texture. The whole process should take you about two hours.
  3. Add any toppings you see fit and enjoy your delicious cup of hot chocolate!