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Crockpot hot chocolate in a glass mug with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

The Best Crockpot Hot Chocolate

This easy crockpot hot chocolate is the best hot chocolate you’ll ever sip. It’s creamy, rich, and completely decadent. Make it in your slow cooker for easy hands-off cooking or on the stovetop if you’re running short on time.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 616kcal
Author Tracy


Hot Chocolate

  • 6 cups milk any percentage, plus more for serving*
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12oz) chopped semisweet chocolate, high-quality chips are fine
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Optional Toppings


  • Combine all hot chocolate ingredients in the slow cooker and stir together.
  • Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or high for about 2 hours. Stir once 15 minutes after starting the hot chocolate and then again every 45 minutes or so.
  • Hot chocolate is done when the chocolate is completely melted and mixture is steaming hot.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Stovetop Instructions: Heat all ingredients in a large pot over medium heat, stirring regularly until mixture is heated and chocolate is completely melted, about 30 minutes.
Approximate nutritional information is for 8 servings and does not include optional toppings. 
Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove. 


Calories: 616kcal