Today is National Cocoa Day and to help celebrate I thought I would post this delicious recipe I make all the time for a thick and creamy hot chocolate made in the crock-pot.

This is the real deal folks, not the instant…just add water packaged stuff. My kids love having a cup of warm cocoa when they come home from sledding or playing out doors or just when they come home from school.

Crock-Pot Thick & Creamy Hot Chocolate

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Crock-Pot Thick & Creamy Hot Chocolate


2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 (14 Oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6 Cups Milk (use whole milk for extra thick hot chocolate)
2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. In a large Crock-Pot combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Cover with lid and cook on low for 2 hours, whisking every now and then to combine the melted chocolate chips with the milk.
  3. Ladle into mugs and serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.


For a peppermint hot chocolate you can stir in about 5-10 crushed starlight peppermints or 2 or 3 crushed candy canes.

For an adult beverage try adding peppermint schnapps or Kahlua. – Yum!


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