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A cup of crockpot hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

This crockpot hot chocolate is the best, super-rich, creamy, and perfectly chocolatey. It's also incredibly easy to put together.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, crockpot drinks, drinks, hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 633kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 11.5 ounce bag milk chocolate chips


  • Combine. Add heavy whipping cream (1 1/2 cups), milk (6 cups), sweetened condensed milk (1 can), and vanilla extract (2 teaspoons) to a crockpot, and whisk to combine. Add chocolate chips (11.5-ounce bag) and stir. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 -2 hours on low, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot.
  • Whisk + enjoy! Whisk well before serving. Ladle into cups and serve with marshmallows. Enjoy!


  1. Heavy Whipping Cream: I only use heavy whipped cream in this recipe. It really creates a lusciously rich drink. That said if you want to cut back on the richness, substitute the heavy cream with whole milk.
  2. Milk: I only use whole milk in this recipe.
  3. Sweetened Condensed Milk: This ingredient is super important! It makes the hot chocolate extra creamy and actually makes it have the perfect milky flavor.
  4. Vanilla Extract: Use pure vanilla extract, not artificial, for the best flavor. Use pure vanilla extract, not artificial, for the best flavor.
  5. Milk Chocolate Chips: You can switch up the chocolate chips if you'd like. I prefer Milk chocolate because the mixture is already super-rich. I find that semisweet makes it too rich. It would be yummy if you made this with white chocolate chips or even salted caramel morsels.
  6. Give it a Final Stir! Before you ladle into mugs, give the mixture a final stir.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 1176IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 1mg