Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Rich  and creamy slow cooker hot chocolate ready to dip and serve straight from your crockpot makes keeping hot drinks handy during the holidays a cinch.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for slow cooker hot chocolate to wind down Christmas Sweets Week.

For me, it is the perfect easy way to  get a batch of tasty drinks ready for your holiday visitors or carolers coming in from the cold. Add all the ingredients and heat  without stirring- and in a couple of hours  or sooner it is steaming hot,  ready for a quick whisk and pour   into your favorite mug.

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Espresso Chocolate Bars

I  used a local chocolate in this, from Maverick, and after sampling  bits at their shop, decided on the 65% espresso chocolate which has bits of crushed espresso beans in it (you can  see the little flecks on the marshmallows).

And I   love the gently espresso flavor and coffee tones always enhance the flavor of chocolate. But you probably don’t have that one, but don’t worry.

Easy Variations

Besides, you can  use any flavor chocolate you like in this- I  almost chose some peppermint chocolate and that would have been nice, but you can always go from milk chocolate to  semi-sweet all the way up to bittersweet, depending on how much cacao is in it.

Tweak for your Personal  Sweet Level

Also, note that  if you  change to a different percentage,  you might have to tweak the sweetness- so don’t be afraid to  add a little sugar to your  taste. Likewise,  if you go with milk chocolate, you might consider toning down the sweet with a little unsweetened cocoa. But for me, the  65% works like a charm and anything around that ballpark number should do.

Christmas Sweets Week

Christmas Sweets Week

Christmas Sweets Week

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Christmas Beverages:
Christmas Cranberry Cocktail from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Eggnog White Russian from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Hot Apple Cider Buttered Rum from Love and Confections
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate from Palatable Pastime (You are Here!)

Christmas Breakfasts:
Easy Cinnamon Roll Bake from Family Around the Table

Christmas Pastries and Desserts:
Candy Cane Blossoms from Blogghetti
Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Pound Cake from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Eggnog Pound Cake from For the Love of Food

Christmas Candies:
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops from Sweet Beginnings
Festive Pretzel Rods from Shockingly Delicious

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 4.6 ounces 65% cacao dark chocolate, broken or chopped (2 bars)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • whipped cream or marshmallows optional topping

Instructions
 

  • Place condensed milk in the bottom of a 2 quart or larger slow cooker or crockpot.
  • Top with broken chocolate pieces, then add milk and cream.
  • Do not stir.
  • Place lid on the crock and cook on low for 2 hours or until steaming hot.
  • Whisk the hot chocolate to mix and add vanilla paste.
  • Serve topped with marshmallows or whipped cream if you like.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Crcok Pot, Crcokpot, Hot Chocolate, Hot Cocoa, slow cooker

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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