Slow cooker hot chocolate

Gluten Free Low Sodium

Cocoa contains flavonoids, which may help to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.


2 cups half-and-half
6 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
whipped topping*
1 candy cane, crushed*


  1. Place half-and-half, milk, vanilla, chocolate chips, cocoa powder and sugar in a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker set on low heat. Whisk ingredients to combine. Cover and let cook for about 1 hour.
  2. After mixture has cooked for 1 hour, whisk again, cover and cook for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Garnish with whipped topping and crushed candy cane, if desired. Serve warm.

Makes 10 servings

Recipe contains: milk

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 02/12/2013
Last Reviewed: 02/12/2013

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If you want to make a more healthful hot chocolate, try replacing the half-and-half with reduced or fat-free evaporated milk and use skim milk instead of 2% milk. You’ll cut the total fat and saturated fat in half!
slow cooker hot chocolate