Posted on February 19, 2019
By Patti Brown

Warm up with a cup of our favorite Hot Cocoa!

Lately we have had several days of extremely cold temperatures and wintry mixes here in the Ozarks, even enough to cancel school a few times since the beginning of the year. This was the case again last Friday, and when the boys and I found ourselves home for an icy three day weekend, we figured it was a perfect opportunity to make another batch of our favorite Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate. Its silky texture and chocolatey goodness is absolutely irresistible, especially when the snowflakes are falling outside!

You’ll only need a few ingredients; milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Ghirardelli chocolate chips (or your favorite brand but I personally think Ghirardelli is an absolute must!), and vanilla extract. Since I feel like no one should live life without this recipe in their recipe box, scroll to the bottom to find a free printable of the recipe and full instructions to whip up a batch of the most delectable cup of cocoa you’ve ever tasted. Pour a steaming hot cup into your favorite mug and top with marshmallows or whipped topping to enjoy on a cold winter day with the ones you love most.

Let's get started!

Turn Crock-Pot on high, begin by adding the heavy whipping cream.

Next, add one whole bag of chocolate chips (my favorite are the Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips)

stir in sweetened condensed milk

Next, add 6 cups of milk

1 tsp. of vanilla

mix all ingredients together, cook on high for 3-4 hours. stir frequently to melt the chocolate chips.

NOTE: picture is showing a double batch

pour & serve. Top with your favorite marshmallow or whipped cream topping!


1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 (12 oz.) bag of chocolate chips
6 cups of milk
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Add all ingredients in your crockpot, cook on high while stirring often until the chocolate chips are melted. Once they are melted and the cocoa is warm enough for your liking, turn the crockpot down to medium. Enjoy with the toppings of your choice!

Some of our favorite toppings include:
Marshmallow Cream
Whipped Cream

Add this to your recipe collection with our FREE "Crock-pot Hot Cocoa" printable Recipe Card here!