Crockpot Hot Chocolate


I’ve been a little enamored with the idea of a crockpot hot chocolate for a few weeks now. I first heard about it from a girl at church and since then I haven’t been able to get it out of my head {….along with this %#@#& song.}

DON’T CLICK THROUGH. You’ll regret it.

Anyways, I did a little research/internet trolling and a lot of recipe testing and came up with my favorite version of a Crockpot Hot Chocolate! It’s not too creamy, too sweet or too cocoa-y. It’s balanced really well AND!! I even included my secret ingredient that takes this over the top! People will try it and be amazed that homemade hot chocolate could be this good.

You could totally make this lower in fat by using 1 or 2% milk and no half & half, buuuuuut I wouldn’t recommend it. Didn’t you know I’m giving you bellies that shake like bowls full of jelly for Christmas? You’re welcome.

Here’s how to make it:



Start out with some sweetened condensed milk, plain cocoa powder and vanilla!


Pour both cans of milk into the bottom of a large crockpot.


Add in some cocoa powder and whisk until smooth.


Like this! Things will be super thick and sticky looking. All good things. All good things.


Add in a splash of vanilla and stir.


Now comes the DAIRY…and my secret ingredient! To the crockpot, add in whole milk, half & half and…..chocolate chip cookie flavored coffee creamer!! YOU GUYS. This stuff is DREAMY in hot chocolate. You won’t know what to do with yourself after one sip.


So, add all that goodness into your crockpot and stir, being sure you get all that thick chocolate syrup from the edges.


Now you have a big pot of cold chocolate milk so turn that bad boy on and let it heat up! On high for 2-ish hours or on low for 4. You just want to heat it through…you’re not cooking anything 🙂


When you’re ready to serve, add in a bunch of mini marshmallows {and a bit more creamer if you’re feeling sassy} and enjoy!


I guarantee that you will never have better hot chocolate than this.

WELLLLLL, maybe the hot chocolate I had in Paris was better but how many of you are going to Paris for Christmas? Don’t answer that.


Also delicious? All these other holiday creamers like gingerbread and egg nog!! SOOOOOOO good. The peppermint mocha is also glorious in case you were wondering.


So there you have it, folks. Crazy delicious hot chocolate for Christmas and/or wet, wintery weather. Make this today! You won’t regret it 🙂


Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Yield: Makes approx. 15 cups

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  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 12 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup chocolate chip cookie coffee creamer + more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. In the bottom of a cold crockpot, whisk sweetened condensed milk with cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in milk, half & half and creamer, being sure to get to the edges. Sprinkle in the salt. Cover and warm on high for 2 hours or low for 4. You're not trying to cook this, just warm it through! Once it's to the desired temperature, switch crockpot to 'warm'. When you're ready to serve, add in mini marshmallows and more coffee creamer if you so desire {which you totally should!!}
  2. Enjoy!

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  1. I accidently found you yesterday and have thoroughly enjoyed looking at all
    the yummy food and seeing and learning about your beautiful family!! I am disabled and haven’t cooked or baked for several years but you have
    enticed me to try again. Thank you!!

    • Glad I can be a little bright spot in your day, Kathie!!

  2. Some days I think you forget we are unable to get those “over the top” ingredients in Canada 🙁 Looks great though.

  3. Do you have any good recipes that I can put in a mason jar or give away that way? I will try this for sure.

  4. Love crockpot, dontcha! Lotsa hot cocoa recipes out here, but,girlfriend,you said the.magic word… SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK! All the light, healthy recipes, NOT! Needs the fat, to be creamy. Print and trying to pin, (darn clogged,internet),Many thanks and HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR ADORABLE FAMILY!

  5. What size would work best for the crockpot.
    I have different sizes.

  6. crock pot hot chocolate

  7. Wish I had had this when kids were growing up!

  8. I made this today & mistakenly thought 3.5 would work….i was wrong! Ended up Pouring all of the ingredients into a large beverage dispenser to mix, and then Poured Enough into That same Crock potAnd ended up having a small mixing bowl size left over A little over a court so I would suggest a 4.5 quart Or larger. everyone loved it, very rich and nothing at all like instant cocoa!

  9. I am sooo going to make this for Xmas baking night.

  10. I can’t wait to make this cocoa for our family Christmas party!!

  11. Left a comment earlier using the wrong email account. I receive your newsletter at the email account below. Love this crockpot hot cocoa recipe!

  12. Can this recipe be cut in half and still turn out ok? I’d like to make a small batch Christmas Morning!

  13. My coworkers have asked me to make another batch this year. What a great recipe!