But this is far tastier than the powdered mixes and kids love the rich chocolate flavor, and adults can turn it into an adult drink also. But it is so heavy and sweet that myself and my 7year old daughter ended up having upset stomachs and just feeling ill... I'm going to see how I can lessen the sweetness and lighten it a bit.
12/12/2017 This is a wonderful recipe that has turned into a Christmas tradition for our family for the past 4 years. Set out add ins and whipped cream.
12/23/2019 I made this for a big Christmas dinner today and got a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe! Made this for an office Hot Cocoa Bar and it was a huge hit.
We used big crock pots and doubled the recipe. Since it was 4 cups of chocolate chips we cooked them on high for two hours.
It takes a little longer when you double so be sure to account for the extra time. Turn it down on low after it gets hot though.
I use my Instant Pot Ultra as my slow cooker and it works perfectly. For stirring everything up, I use a wooden spoon that is also a corner scraper to make sure all the chocolate gets scraped up from the bottom.
Simply combine everything together in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Stir frequently and cook for 20 minutes, until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated.
For me, it’s all about the mini marshmallows, hot fudge sauce, and crushed candy canes this time of year! Stir regularly for 40 minutes to 1 hour until chocolate is fully melted and incorporated with other ingredients.
Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows, fudge sauce, and whatever else you want to top it off with! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You're setting the slow cooker to low so that all the ingredients heat up together; the milk won't actually “cook”. Yes, you can use all milk, but we do find that just one cup cream can go a very long way.
It will give the cocoa a more rich texture and flavor. Instant hot cocoa just relies on milk and hot cocoa mix, but stirring in melted chocolate chips is a game changer.
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Cook, covered, until everything is melted, stirring occasionally, 2 hours on LOW. Ten minutes before serving, add marshmallows and let them get melty.
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You will find this drink is deliciously creamy and rich in chocolate. Using a slow cooker is a great way to make some hot chocolate in bulk and is perfect if you need to cater for a crowd.
Depending on the powder you usually use, you might save money by making it from scratch. For example, some fluffy marshmallows work great as they always do in a good hot chocolate.
Lots of different types of sweets go great with hot chocolate such as whipped cream, toffee bits, peppermints, candy canes, fudge, and so much more. If you have a combination that you think works well, then be sure to let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.
Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for the next day and are great cold. You can also reheat any leftover chocolate drink in the microwave or over the stove.
This means you will get some hard chocolate floaties, but they will easily mix back in once the drink has been reheated. You’re able to see how to make this hot chocolate in the slow cooker by checking out the video right below.
Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right underneath the video. The type of chocolate chips that you use in this recipe will heavily impact the outcome of this drink.
I highly recommend that you whisk the hot chocolate mix every 30 minutes so that it melts and combines evenly. The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
If you are hosting a holiday party, this is especially helpful and time-saving with all the many other things that you need to do. This recipe makes a delicious creamy hot chocolate.
Not only will the crock pot cook the hot chocolate, it will keep it warm for your guests as it is being served! Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may of course need to adjust the recipe below slightly (more or less).
Place all ingredients inside the slow cooker, starting with the milk first. Mop up any spills, especially around the top rim of the slow cooker.
Set the slow cooker to medium, and let all the ingredients cook and warm for about 3 hours. As it is set up to serve, just stir it occasionally to make sure that nothing is sticking to the bottom or sides.