Food Network Kitchen’s Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate.
Recipe courtesy of Arlyn Osborne for Food Network Kitchen

Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
Whip up a big batch of perfect hot chocolate for your favorite friends with this effortless slow-cooker recipe. We used semisweet chocolate for its richness and balanced sweetness. Keep the setting on warm while serving and set up the various toppings for the most festive make-your-own hot chocolate bar!



Special equipment:
a 6-quart slow cooker
  1. Add the milk, cream, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a 6-quart slow cooker. Whisk until combined and the cocoa is dissolved. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
  2. Cover and cook on low, whisking every 30 minutes, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot, about 2 hours 30 minutes.  
  3. Ladle into mugs and top as desired with either some marshmallows or whipped cream sprinkled with crushed candy canes, or drizzled with caramel sauce. 

Cook’s Note

We like to use chocolate bars for this, but you can substitute chocolate chips if you prefer.