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A mug of crock pot hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Cocoa

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face

Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Cocoa

Warm up on a chilly weekend with a big mug of this Sweet & Creamy Crock Pot Hot Cocoa recipe. Snuggle up and binge watch something good on Netflix with a mug of Whipped Cream and Sprinkle topped Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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Servings 8 Servings
Calories 512 kcal


  • Crock Pot
  • Ladle
  • Christmas Mugs


  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract I used my homemade vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder I used (affiliate link Ghirardelli 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 11 oz chocolate chips bag
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  • Add the milk, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to a 4 quart slow cooker. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the crock pot and using the whisk mix the dry cocoa powder into the liquids until it has dissolved.
  • Add the chocolate chips to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and heat on low stirring occasionally to help the chocolate chips dissolve. Continue heating on low until the chocolate has melted completely, about 20 minutes.
  • Increase the temperature to high and continue to heat the cocoa on high until ready to serve.
  • Set the crock pot on warm while serving.
  • Top each mug with whipped cream or marshmallows and add a candy cane to the mug for garnish.
  • Makes about 6-8 servings depending on the size mug you serve the hot cocoa in.


  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa: To make Crock Pot Peppermint Hot Cocoa add 6 crushed candy canes to the crock pot when you add the chocolate chips.
  • Number of servings: If serving children in smaller cocoa mugs you will be able to serve more children.
Hot Cocoa Bar Supplies
  • 4 or 6 quart Slow Cooker
  • Santa Mugs
  • Ladle
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Candy Canes
  • Holiday Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Dipped Spoons
  • Rainbow Cakebites or Petite Fours
  • Hot Cocoa Themed Wall Decor
  • Holiday Tablecloth
  • Paper Napkins
  • Holiday decorations


Serving: 1Mug | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1294IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 2mg
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