Thick and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate. It's easy to throw together now and drink hot with marshmallows later! Easily customize it to be milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate!
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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Thick and creamy slow cooker hot chocolate is perfect to throw together! Let it go for 4 hours until extra creamy. Whether you prefer milk chocolate or semi-sweet, you can customize it to your liking!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Miranda


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 + 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chocolate chips
  • 2 T. unsweetned cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows, optional
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream, optional


  • In your slow cooker, add in all of the ingredients. Turn slow cooker on low.
  • Whisk until everything is incorporated.
  • Every 30 - 45 minutes, give the hot chocolate a quick whisk. Make sure to get the curves where the whisk might not reach. Your chocolate will hide in there. 
  • After 4 or 5 hours (depending on how thick you want it), remove from the heat. Pour into glasses and top with marshmallows or whipped cream. I used a 1M tip to pipe the whipped cream in my cup. A spoon will work just fine.
  • If you have any hot chocolate left, store in the fridge. You can reheat on warm in the crock pot. It will take several hours to warm completely. Microwaving or heating on the stove top will work perfectly as well.


Pro Tip: If you prefer semi-sweet chocolate, use a 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips.