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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

When those cold days hit, having a slow cooker full of this absolutely rich and creamy hot chocolate is the answer! Filling up a mug throughout the cold day and night will warm you to the bone and keep spirits high. I love to make this on days the kids are outside playing in the snow. They come in with all of their friends to get warmed up and are so thrilled to have this waiting for them! It is also perfect to prepare and serve at group gatherings with family and friends. It's rich, smooth, and so comforting.


Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

Serves 12

2/3 cup hot water

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

6 cups whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

Dash of salt


In a small bowl, whisk together hot water and cocoa powder until smooth. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker, including cocoa mixture, and whisk to combine. Heat on high 1 hour or low 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Once hot, turn slow cooker to warm setting and let it stay warm all day or as needed. When serving, top with marshmallows.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need baking cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and marshmallows.

In a glass measuring cup, whisk together 2/3 cup hot water and 1/2 cup cocoa powder until smooth. To a slow cooker add 6 cups whole milk and 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. Pour in the cocoa mixture and stir to combine.

Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and a dash of salt.

Put on lid and cook on low for 3 hours or high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

When ready to serve, add desired amount of marshmallows.

They will melt and get all gooey and fabulous!

Serve in your favorite mugs. We top ours with more marshmallows and some grated chocolate. It is SOOOO rich and dreamy, and will leave you feeling warm from the inside out!

Recipe Source: Recipe from a dear friend, Hallie Rhoads


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