How To Make The Best Hot Cocoa You’ll Ever Have – In Your Crockpot!

Hot chocolate doesn’t have to be prepared in the traditional method of using a microwave or a stovetop. In fact, this innovative new method has us scratching our heads — why we didn’t do this sooner!

Although richer in taste than the traditional form, using a crockpot hot chocolate recipe to prepare your cocoa will give you the ultimate cup of cozy!


Creamy Hot Cocoa

Thanks Monet writer, Megan Block, for the recipe!

creamy crockpot hot chocolate recipe


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 

  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips 

  • 7 cups whole milk 

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 

  • 1 chocolate bar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Pour and whisk all of the ingredients together in your slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours.

  2. Use a ladle to serve and top with whipped cream or some marshmallows.  

This recipe is perfect for any winter get together with friends and family. The perfect cozy treat!

French Hot Chocolate

Thanks The Sweet Savory Life for the recipe!

Another sweet alternative is the trending “French Hot Chocolate” that’s all over TikTok. This recipe is thick, rich, and somewhere between a ganache and a chocolate fondue. One sip and you’ll be hooked! 

Here is the recipe, courtesy of The Sweet Savory Life:

french hot chocolate recipe


  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 4 oz dark chocolate

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee or espresso

  • sugar to taste (add as needed)


  1. In low heat, whisk together milk, heavy cream, and dark chocolate until chocolate is melted and mixed thoroughly. 

  2. Once done, turn off the heat and add vanilla extract and instant coffee. Mix until vanilla is mixed through and the instant coffee is dissolved. 

  3. Add sugar as preferred. Make sure to taste first before adding. 

  4. Pour into a small cup and top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

Brandy-Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Thank you Beyond Mere Sustenance for the recipe!

brandy-spiked mexican hot chocolate recipe

Searching for something a bit more….boozy? Look no further than this Brandy-Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe courtesy of Beyond Mere Sustenance. A little spicy. A little boozy. A lot delicious! 


  • 1 cup milk or half n’ half

  • 1/2 cup Mexican dark chocolate (at least 70% or it will be too sweet!)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp agave nectar

  • 1/4 cup brandy (You don’t need “top shelf” spirits, but get something drinkable)

  • 1 tbsp mole bitters, or substitute chocolate, cinnamon, or orange bitters if you can’t find them (optional)

  • garnishes: whipping cream, cinnamon, orange zest (optional)


  1. Add milk or half and half to a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Add chocolate and stir slowly until all dissolved.

  3. Add in the cinnamon, chipotle powder, and agave nectar and stir well.

  4. Just before serving, add the brandy and do NOT boil!

  5. Pour the chocolate into mugs and serve with whip cream.

While you’re piling on the calories, add a dollop of whipped cream, and garnish with orange zest and/or cinnamon. Trust me. The calories are worth it!


What’s your favorite way to drink hot cocoa? Have you ever made crockpot hot chocolate before? Share your recipes in the comments below!

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