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Thick and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Thick and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Katerina | Diethood
You'll love this rich and creamy slow cooker hot chocolate recipe! This easy hot chocolate is perfect for Christmas parties or cold weather sipping. 
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate I used 71% cocoa
FOR THE CORNSTARCH SLURRY
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • whipped cream for serving (optional)
  • chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Pour the milk and vanilla into the slow cooker; whisk in cocoa powder and cover.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  • Remove lid and stir in chopped chocolate; stir until melted.
  • Taste for sweetness and decide if you want to add some sugar to the mixture. If you decide to add sugar, whisk in a tablespoon of sugar at a time. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Prepare a cornstarch slurry by combining milk and cornstarch in a small mixing bowl; mix until smooth paste forms.
  • Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the hot chocolate mixture; whisk until well combined.
  • Cover with a lid and continue to cook for 1 more hour, or until thickened. I suggest to whisk occasionally so to prevent any lumps.
  • When ready, remove the lid and ladle the hot chocolate into mugs.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • You can also add in a shot of your favorite liquor.
  • Serve.

Notes

CAN YOU USE WHITE CHOCOLATE IN HOT CHOCOLATE
  • Yes you may, but white chocolate is sweeter than regular chocolate. For that reason, I would suggest adding more milk.
HOW TO STORE HOT CHOCOLATE
  • Leftover hot chocolate can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and reheated in the microwave, or on the stovetop, right before serving.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 338 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 16 mg | Sodium: 96 mg | Potassium: 568 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 18 g | Vitamin A: 215 IU | Vitamin C: 0.3 mg | Calcium: 256 mg | Iron: 4.8 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert, Drinks, Holiday
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: crock pot recipes, drinks recipes, hot chocolate, slow cooker recipes