If you are hosting a holiday party this holiday season, or need to provide hot chocolate for a crowd, there is no better and easier way to make it than in a slow cooker.
By making hot chocolate in a slow cooker crock pot, it will practically make itself, while you are freed up to do other things you need to do!
If you are hosting a holiday party, this is especially helpful and time-saving with all the many other things that you need to do.
What’s more, making hot chocolate in a slow cooker means it is ready to serve, and will stay warm and hot and always ready!
This recipe makes a delicious creamy hot chocolate. It is tried and tested! Not only will the crock pot cook the hot chocolate, it will keep it warm for your guests as it is being served!
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How to Make Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
First, and most importantly, you need a slow cooker! This is the one I use and recommend, but so many are available of course. You will hopefully already have your own slow cooker crock pot.
For this recipe you need a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may of course need to adjust the recipe below slightly (more or less).
Assemble all the ingredients and then follow the recipe. It really is very simple.
Ingredients for Hot Chocolate
2 quarts milk (2% minimum)
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (such as this one)
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 packet (12oz ) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions for Making Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Place all ingredients inside the slow cooker, starting with the milk first.
Once all ingredients are inside the slow cooker, gently whisk the ingredients together. Take care not to spill anything as you whisk and stir. Mop up any spills, especially around the top rim of the slow cooker.
Set the slow cooker to medium, and let all the ingredients cook and warm for about 3 hours.
You can leave the slow cooker on warm once it is fully heated, and leave it on warm to keep the chocolate nice and hot, while you serve it.
As it is set up to serve, just stir it occasionally to make sure that nothing is sticking to the bottom or sides.
This is an incredibly fast and easy hot chocolate to make, especially for a crowd! It practically makes itself, while you are freed up to do all the other things you need to do!
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