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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Kierste Wade
Rich and creamy crockpot hot chocolate...so easy to make, and perfect for cozy fall and winter days, holiday parties, and guests.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Drinks, Holidays
Cuisine American, Dessert
Servings 12


  • 6 cups whole milk OR 3 cups whole milk and 3 cups half and half
  • 2 -12 oz. cans evaporated milk
  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups chocolate chips


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a 6 quart crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring often the first hour, to make sure the chocolate incorporates and doesn't burn on the bottom.
  • In the 30 minutes before serving, add large and mini marshmallows to the crockpot. They'll get all melty and yummy! Serve with all of your favorite hot chocolate toppings.


If you don't have a crockpot, you can still make this!  You can use this recipe on your stove too!! Place all the ingredients on a large stock pot. Keep on low, stirring often until all the chocolate is melted. Simmer with lid on, stirring occasionally.
*You can use 6 cups whole milk, or make it even richer by using 3 cups whole milk and 3 cups half and half.  I've done it both ways, and both are yummy! I usually use half and half.  
Keyword Chocolate, Christmas Drinks, Christmas Recipes, Holiday Drinks, Holiday recipes, Hot Chocolate