Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

Winter and the Christmas season have always included hot chocolate for me. Whether it is a cup to warm up with on a cold night, or a slow cooker full for a crowd of friends, co-workers, or family, hot chocolate always invokes warm and happy memories. And in the spirit of the season, I have perfected a slow cooker hot chocolate recipe for you to share with your family on Christmas Eve, co-workers at the office, or with your kids after a day of playing in the snow!

Key Ingredients

This silky rich recipe will not disappoint because it is made with some of the best ingredients around! Once you make this hot chocolate recipe, you will not go back to any other kind. Plus, the recipe is big enough that you won’t mind sharing with everyone!

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What goes into this wonderful recipe?

  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder–Use Ghirardelli brand cocoa
  • Organic Whole Milk
  • Organic Heavy Cream
  • Hot Water
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips--Use Ghirardelli chocolate.
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Sugar
  • Kosher Salt

You can always use other brands of cocoa and chocolate, but for this hot chocolate recipe I always recommend the best quality ingredients.

Storing the Hot Chocolate

If you make more than you can drink or share in a day, store the extra in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just reheat in the microwave or on the stove top and enjoy!

Make a Hot Chocolate Bar!

This recipe is the perfect centerpiece to a hot chocolate bar for your next party or family gathering. Just have marshmallows, peppermint sticks, crushed toffee, peanut butter chocolate chips, etc on the side and ready for your guests to sprinkle or stir into their mugs. I promise, they will be talking about your hot chocolate bar for weeks to come!

Other Great Recipes

Hot chocolate goes great with Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, right?!?

Do you need a great appetizer to take to the next party or another warm and cozy drink recipe? Then our Spinach Artichoke Dip and our Lemon Ginger Tea recipes might be just what you were looking for!

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Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 4 seconds
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes 4 seconds


  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 20 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 10 Cups Whole Organic Milk
  • 2 1/2 C Organic Heavy Cream
  • 1-12 oz Can Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 t. Kosher Salt


  1. Put all ingredients in a standard sized Slow Cooker.
  2. Mix until cocoa is dissolved
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 6 hours. Stir once or twice to incorporate the melted chocolate chips.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 13 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 12g

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