Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

crock pot hot chocolate

The weather outside is not yet frightful, yet here in Maine it’s cold enough to start enjoying some cooler weather food and beverages. In my grandmother’s recipe tin, I found this recipe for Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate. I have to say, it’s out of his world! No boxed hot cocoa can compare to the taste of this sweet, yet smooth treat. 

I made mine with semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I’m sure it’s just as good with milk chocolate or even white chocolate chips for something uniquely different. The boys loved having a cup after coming in from raking leaves. It would also make an ideal addition to any holiday party or dinner event. Top with cinnamon, marshmallows, shaved chocolate, or whipped cream!

Let me know how you like this Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate!

Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type



  • 1 1/2 Cups heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 Cups milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)


Step 1
Stir together the heavy/whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a 3-4 quart crock pot.
Step 2
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted.
Step 3
Stir again before serving. Garnish as desired.

Posted on by Crystal in Gram's Recipe Tin

18 Responses to Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

  1. Tamara Camera

    Ok, we took your advice and made it this morning. Scarlet ate only the marshmallows but the rest of us were very impressed!
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    • Crystal

      Awesome! We love it because it just simmers waiting… 🙂

  2. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    It has been gray and drizzly and chilly here for about 5 days in a row now, so this is sounding heavenly!
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    • Crystal

      You’ll love it! So delicious!

  3. Jennifer @ PinkWhen

    Now that sounds good on a cold and rainy day for sure!
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    • Crystal

      It is! Although I’m the type who would drink it on a warm day, too! 🙂

  4. Jen @ Our Fine House

    Um, yeah, you can count me in for a cup of that!
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  5. Seana Turner

    Talk about decadent! One of the true treats of cold weather:)
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  6. Amber Day Hicks

    Oooooohhhh Delicious goodness! How perfect for this #LOBS weekend?
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  7. Rachel Cotterill

    I had never heard of making chocolate in a crock pot! Sounds yummy 😀
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  8. WriterMom Angela

    Sounds delicious! My kids have been making tons of hot cocoa lately with the Keurig!
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  9. Alexa

    Love it, love it, LOVE it!
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  10. Ana

    This sounds wonderful. I’ve only ever made hot chocolate in a mug with powdered chocolate and hot milk. Must try this the next time we’re going out in the cold for a few hours. It will be lovely to come back to.
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