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Best Hot Chocolate Recipe: Crock Pot or Stove Top

In this post: The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe that can be made in a crock pot or on the stove. The perfect drink to warm up on winter days!

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Hello! Believe me, I know you are all busy, but I wanted to pop in with a very easy drink for Christmas morning…it’s the best hot chocolate recipe and it’s super simple. I know it’s been done before, but when I was looking for a recipe to make for my family, I couldn’t find just the right thing. One had whipping cream and 2 cups of chocolate chips. I could not bring myself to consider that seriously. Although it would be amazing I’m sure! Another recipe I found used all water. That’s not what I wanted either. So the simplest thing to do was to make my own version. It’s sort of a combo of both recipes I mentioned, and it really is wonderful. It has that cocoa taste which is what I wanted most. 

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Best Hot Chocolate Recipe: Crockpot or Stove Top

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe that can be made in a crock pot or on the stove. The perfect drink to warm up on winter days!
4.86 from 7 votes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dry cocoa

Instructions

  • Mix the first five ingredients in a crock pot or in a pan on the stove.
  • Slowly add cocoa and stir briskly with a whisk.
  • Heat in a crock pot for two hours on high.
  • Heat on the stove until very hot.
  • Serve with marshmallows and drizzled chocolate syrup.
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Tips for The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • This hot chocolate recipe can be made ahead and stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • You can also refrigerate any left over hot chocolate and reheat.
  • Make sure to shake it very well before reheating because the cocoa settles on the bottom.

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I hope I’m in time for you to add the hot chocolate recipe ingredients to your grocery list. If not, save it for those cold January days ahead. I hope you get everything on your list accomplished and have a few moments to enjoy the weekend with your family. I’m off to wrap a few last minute presents…

best hot chocolate recipe in mug with marshmallows and cookies

I made the cut out cookies from my lemon shortbread cookie recipe. I didn’t have lemons but I did have oranges…so I used orange zest and orange juice. They were quite delicious…if I do say so myself!

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