Must-Try Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipes

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You won’t find any hot chocolate packets here! These Must-Try Crock Pot Hot Chocolate recipes are all homemade. 

Each recipe in this list is unique and delicious in its own way. You’ll find everything from a copycat Starbucks recipe to hot cocoas packed with goodies like Oreos, candy canes, Hershey bars and even peanut butter. 

Must Try Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipes

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Whether you’re a crockpot beginner or a veteran with the slow cooker, you may be looking for a few pointers to make the best hot cocoa. Here are some common questions about making from scratch crockpot hot chocolate

Frequently Asked Questions About Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Can I make slow cooker hot chocolate without cocoa powder? 

Absolutely. Cocoa powder is a commonly used ingredient in crockpot hot chocolate, so there are many recipes in our list that use this ingredient to give the recipe its chocolately goodness.

However, there are quite a few that use different ingredients like semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate baking wafers, chocolate syrup and even Hershey’s candy bars.

Can I make crock pot hot chocolate without sweetened condensed milk?

Definitely. Milk, half and half, and heavy whipping cream are some common ingredients used in hot chocolate instead of sweetened condensed milk.

Can I make crock pot hot chocolate with almond milk?

Yes! Many of the recipes in our list specifically call out “milk of your choice”. Almond milk or even cashew milk can definitely be substituted in your hot chocolate recipe.

Just be aware that your recipe may not be as rich and creamy as if you were using a high-fat product such as whole milk or heavy cream.

Is it better to make crockpot hot chocolate with milk or water?

It really depends on your preferences and the other ingredients in the recipe.

In general, using a full-fat whole milk will result in a creamy hot chocolate.

If you are looking for an even more indulgent hot cocoa, you might even substitute heavy whipping cream.

There is one recipe on our list that only calls for water and no regular milk or cream. However, it does also require sweetened condensed milk. Check out #12 on the list.

What can I add to hot chocolate to make it better?

There are so many ways to add extra flavor and fun to your homemade hot chocolate besides whipped cream and mini marshmallows! Here are just a few ideas to make the best hot chocolate.

Mix-ins For the Perfect Hot Chocolate

– Peppermint Extract or Crushed Peppermint Candy
– Vanilla Extract
– Spices like Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger and Pumpkin Pie Spice
– Milk Chocolate Chips
– White Chocolate Chips
– Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
– Chopped Chocolate Chunks
– Butterscotch Chips or Sauce
– Raspberry or Strawberry Jam
– Flavored Coffee Creamers
– Kahlua or Irish Cream Liqueur
– Peppermint Schnapps
– Salted Caramel Sauce
– Coconut Milk
– Crushed Mint Oreos
– Vanilla Bean Paste
– Malted Milk Powder
– Peanut Butter
– Nutella
– Espresso
– Orange Zest
– Cherry Juice
– Egg Nog
– Maple Syrup
– Ice Cream
– Chai Tea Mix
– Almond Extract
– Red Wine

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Get ready to find the crock pot hot chocolate of your dreams! From classic hot cocoa to mix-ins like Oreos, peanut butter and raspberries, you're sure to find a warm and cozy hot cocoa recipe to try in this list.

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Hot Chocolate in a crock pot with marshmallows and cocoa powder

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