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hot chocolate in the slow cooker topped with marshmallows

Spiked Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Katerina | Diethood
Rich, creamy, decadent, and boozy Hot Chocolate prepared in the Crock Pot.
Servings : 10 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips OR semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cups whole milk, you can also use 2% milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream, you can also use evaporated milk or Half & Half
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Kahlua, or bourbon, or any other liquor that you prefer
  • Toppings; marshmallows, chopped peppermint, cinnamon sticks, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, etc...


  • Place chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar in the insert of your slow cooker
  • Add milk, heavy cream, and vanilla; whisk for a couple of minutes to mix in the cocoa, and until everything is well combined.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours, whisking occasionally to prevent the chocolate from burning on the bottom.
  • Remove cover and stir in the Kahlua or bourbon; stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Ladle into mugs and add your favorite toppings.
  • Serve.


  • To reduce points down to 16, use Fat Free Half & Half and 1% milk.
Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat.


Calories: 503 kcal | Carbohydrates: 44 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 30 g | Saturated Fat: 20 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 108 mg | Potassium: 405 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 36 g | Vitamin A: 937 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 268 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 42 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: Drinks, Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chocolate desserts, christmas recipes, crock pot recipes, crockpot hot chocolate, hot chocolate, slow cooker dessert, slow cooker hot chocolate, spiked crockpot hot chocolate