My Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is exactly what you need this holiday season when you’re entertaining. You put the ingredients in your slow cooker, turn it on high and pretty much leave it alone. Your guests can refill their mugs throughout the night, and you don’t have to fuss with it. This is also a great thing to make on a snowy day when your family is outside playing. They’ll come inside and hot chocolate will be ready and waiting on them. Win, win!
This makes enough to serve a crowd! Depending on how big your mugs are, depends on how much this yields. You will use a gallon of milk for this recipe…so you should have plenty for a party! This recipe is simple to divide as well, so you can make half as much if you’re only serving your family.
2 (14 oz) cans of sweetened condensed milk
2 (12 oz) bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 gallon of milk (I used 2%)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Marshmallows and candy canes to garnish, optional
For easy clean up, use a slow cooker liner.
In your slow cooker, layer in your sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Turn slow cooker to high and stir every 15 minutes for the first 30 minutes (this will help it melt faster). Once your chocolate chips have melted, whisk in your milk and vanilla. Cover and continue to cook on high as you serve this cocoa for the next 3 to 4 hours. Continue to stir periodically. Garnish with marshmallows and candy canes if you like.
That’s it! Keep it cooking on high so that it stays warm as guests enjoy it.