Slow cooker hot chocolate

Pop this on in the morning and come home to the treat of slow cooked hot chocolate, we can't think of anything better! Slow cooking your hot chocolate is worth the wait. The outcome will be a decadent, thick and creamy fun drink to enjoy on a cold evening.

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Serves: 6-8

Ready in: 4 hours


Hot chocolate 

6 cups whole milk 

2 cups cream 

¼ cup brown sugar 

225g milk chocolate 

¼ cup cocoa powder 

2 tsp vanilla extract 

1 cinnamon stick (optional) 


To serve



Chocolate sauce 



Choice of Alcohol (Optional, adults) 

30ml Baileys Irish cream 

30ml Frangelico  

30ml Kahlua 



  1. Set aside slow cooker or a medium pot. 

  1. Add hot chocolate ingredients to slow cooker or pot and whisk until combined. 

  1. Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours, or on stove top on low heat for about 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Hot chocolate will be thick and creamy when ready.  Whisk thoroughly just before serving. 

  1. To serve, whisk hot chocolate and pour into your favourite mug. Decorate with toppings of your choiceAdults can add a measure of liquor to your mug of hot chocolate before serving for an extra warming drink. 


For best results use a good quality milk chocolate.  

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