Crockpot Hot Chocolate is an easy twist on the classic mug of hot cocoa. Perfect on a cold, snowy day! Let the hot chocolate slow cook for 2 hours while out sleigh riding, holiday shopping, or shoveling snow! Come inside to a hot mug of rich and creamy crockpot hot chocolate, made with cocoa powder, milk, sugar, chocolate chips, and a dash of vanilla extract.
Prep Time1 minutemin
Cook Time2 hourshrs
Total Time2 hourshrs1 minutemin
Keyword: Christmas recipes, fall recipes, holiday drinks, winter recipes
Heat the water in the microwave for 90 seconds. Add the cocoa powder and mix until it's dissolved.
Add water/cocoa powder mixture, milk, oat milk, sugar, salt, and chocolate chips to the crockpot. Set to low for 2 hours. Stir occasionally. If a thin layer of milk forms on the top, remove it with a strainer.
When done, add the vanilla extract and mix well. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as marshmallows, candy canes, chocolate shavings, and peppermint sticks.
Milk: you can use whole, reduced fat, low fat, or skim milk. The lower the fat content of the milk, the less creamy and rich the hot chocolate will turn out.Dairy-free version: use all oat milk and dairy free chocolate chips. Make sure your brand of cocoa powder does not contain milk products (most don't).Vegan version: use all oat milk, dairy free chocolate chips, and unrefined cane sugar.Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.