Making hot chocolate in quantity in a slow-cooker is an easy make-ahead drink for parties. Once the hot chocolate is ready, you can use the "keep warm" setting to keep it hot throughout the gathering. Plus, take it to the next level by setting up a hot chocolate toppings bar with bowls of mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint candies, sprinkles, whipped cream and cinnamon sticks at the ready to stir into your cocoa.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, September 2018


Recipe Summary

5 mins
2 hrs 5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir milk, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla and salt together in a 5-to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until very hot, but not boiling, about 2 hours.


Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 21.9g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 463.6IU 9% DV; vitamin c 0.5mg 1% DV; folate 13.4mcg 3% DV; calcium 297.6mg 30% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 44.8mg 16% DV; potassium 397.4mg 11% DV; sodium 164mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV; added sugar 11g.

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Things could not get easier. I love hot chocolate and this is a great way to make a big batch—I even store it for later and it's just as good reheated! Read More