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Our Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is just the BEST! Creamy and velvety smooth, delicious served with whipped cream, marshmallows and vanilla sugar dust.

Now, if like me the slow cooker is literally your go-to kitchen favourite all winter long then you’ll love this slow cooker hot chocolate!

It’s great for serving at autumn and winter parties, like Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas gatherings.

And because the slow cooker is so big, you can literally make pints of creamy, delicious hot chocolate all in one go, so nobody is left waiting around.

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slow cooker hot chocolate served with whipped cream, chocolate stars, marshmallows and vanilla sugar

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Ingredients

You’ll just need 4 ingredients to make our Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate recipe and it’s super easy!

Ingredients for slow cooker hot chocolate - milk, cream, dark chocolate, milk chocolate all on a table around the VonShef slow cooker

For the slow cooker hot chocolate

  • 2 pints full fat milk
  • 500ml double cream
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate

To serve

  • Squirty cream in a can
  • Chocolate stars – we used Milky Way
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Vanilla sugar dust (optional, it just adds a little vanilla flavour and some sparkle – edible glitter would be just as lush)

Equipment Needed

  • Whisk
  • Cups to serve

How To Make Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

You are going to just love how easy it is to make this delicious hot chocolate in the slow cooker, it literally takes just a couple of minutes to prepare.

Step 1

  • Preheat the slow cooker on the low temperature setting.

Step 2

  • Pour in the full fat milk
pouring milk into the VonShef slow cooker to make hot chocolate

Step 3

  • Pour in the double cream
pouring double cream into the VonShef slow cooker to make hot chocolate

Step 4

  • Add in the broken up pieces of dark and milk chocolate. Just a little tip here – lower them in slowly otherwise you end up splashing milk all down yourself…
dropping broken up chocolate pieces into the VonShef slow cooker to make slow cooker hot chocolate

Step 5

  • Cook on low for 2 hours.
  • Whisk the chocolatey milk around every 30 minutes, this just helps the chocolate pieces to melt into the milk better and stops them sticking on the bottom.
VonShef slow cooker switched to the low setting

How To Serve Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Once the hot chocolate is warmed simply ladle into mugs and top with the squirt cream, marshmallows and chocolate stars. I add just a dusting of vanilla sugar too so that they sparkle.

slow cooker hot chocolate served in cups topped with whipped cream, chocolate stars, marshmallows and vanilla sugar

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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe Variations

We’ve given you a just the best hot chocolate recipe, but there’s loads of ways to serve it differently and make it your own.

Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serve your hot chocolate with a shot of your favourite alcohol – try Bailey’s, Tia Maria or a salted caramel liqueur for an alcoholic hot chocolate drink.

Hot Chocolate Toppings

If you are wondering what can I put on top of hot chocolate or want to make a delicious hot chocolate serving station then try the following toppings.

Just prepare them and serve in little pots for your guests to help themselves and create their own luxury hot chocolate recipe.

  • crushed up Oreo biscuits
  • crushed up chocolate cookies
  • crushed up peppermint candy canes
  • edible glitter
  • scorched marshmallows
  • vanilla sugar
  • salted caramel sugar
  • cinnamon sugar
  • pumpkin spice mix
  • cinnamon
  • white chocolate drops
  • dark chocolate drops
  • cake sprinkles
  • chocolate sauce
  • caramel sauce

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Yield: Serves 8

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Ingredients for slow cooker hot chocolate - milk, cream, dark chocolate, milk chocolate all on a table around the VonShef slow cooker

A delicious silky smooth and velvety slow cooker hot chocolate recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pints full fat milk
  • 1/2 pint double cream
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the slow cooker on the low temperature setting.
  2. Pour in the full fat milk
  3. Pour in in the double cream
  4. Add in the broken up pieces of dark and milk chocolate.
  5. Cook on low for 2 hours.
  6. Whisk the chocolatey milk around every 30 minutes, this just helps the chocolate pieces to melt into the milk better and stops them sticking on the bottom.

Notes

Serve the creamy slow cooker hot chocolate with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 8g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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