Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa {Best Ever!}

Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa – I guarantee you that this is the BEST YOU’VE EVER HAD! It is so delicious, you may want to lick the crockpot afterwards.

Best Ever Crockpot Hot Cocoa |

I meant to start my Holiday goodies series on December 1st, but if you keep up with me on  my facebook page, then you know that we had a water mishap.  A switch had gone bad on our water tank, & we had NO running water in the house for nearly 2 days.  We were filling up containers of water from the neighbor’s outdoor spigot, & using that for all of our water needs.  I had NO idea that it takes nearly 3 gallons of water to simply flush a toilet!  If anything, my 2 day experience with no running water made me appreciate it so much more.  I was cooking during the ordeal, then it came time to do the dishes – but kinda hard to do without water!  I am SO glad that is over with now.

Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa in a red snowflake mug

I am starting off the Holiday goody season with my recipe for Hot Cocoa in the Crockpot.  This isn’t Swiss Miss, folks.  This is the real deal!  On a chilly day, it warms you from the inside out.  Serve it to a child, & you will see their face light up like a Christmas tree.  Proof in point – here is my daughter, Madison after just drinking a swallow. Decadent doesn’t even begin to describe this.  I’m serious – this is the BEST hot cocoa.  Ever.

little girl drinking hot cocoa from a blue mug

SO easy to make! Just stir the cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, milk, & vanilla together in your crockpot…

Cover, & cook on low for 2 hours – coming back to whisk it every so often.

Whisking BEST EVER HOT COCOA!!! Made from real chocolate chips and made in the crockpot

How easy was that?? Now just ladle into mugs & serve!

Best Ever Hot Cocoa being labeled out of the crockpot

Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.  I personally love marshmallows with mine. Candy canes are also great!

Best Ever Hot Cocoa in a mug with marshmallows

This serves 6-8 people, depending upon how big of mugs you use – and I used a 5 quart crockpot in my pictures.

Printable recipe after the video tutorial!

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Creamy Crockpot Hot Cocoa BEST EVER!


  • 1.5 cups whipping cream
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips milk chocolate OR semi-sweet depending on how sweet you like it. I have a heck of a sweet tooth, and I love the milk chocolate, but others prefer the semi-sweet


  • Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a crockpot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish as desired.

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