Hot chocolate is a cozy drink enjoyed by many for so long, it’s hard to pin point exactly when you first experienced it. Toss the prepackaged mixes aside and make a batch that lives up to it’s richest potential. This crockpot hot chocolate is velvety smooth and perfect for sharing over a hearty brunch or paired with a sweet treat for an indulgent dessert.
Has anyone else had colds, fevers, and just all-out sickness invade their home and family recently?
We’ve finally fought off the ick, but for a solid week it rampaged through our house and no one was spared. Even know when we’re all technically ‘well’, we’re still physically recovering.
We’ve pretty much decided we’ll be couch potatoes this weekend while we recuperate. A cup of piping hot hot-chocolate was just what the doctor ordered to help lift our spirits.
This is so easy to make and by-far the richest, creamiest, most-chocolaty hot chocolate I’ve ever had.
It’s perfect for fighting the blues, or even just to knock the Winter chill off. None of that pre-packaged stuff will ever give us our fix again. The cute little coolwhip toppers are the perfect little addition too.
Between the frigid temps, coughs and colds, and post-Christmas stupor this slow cooked crockpot hot chocolate is the perfect little pick-me-up.
How To Make Hot Chocolate In The Crockpot- It’s Surprisingly Simple
I know it’s so easy to buy the pre-made packets and keep them on hand. I’ve done that for years. Once I made my own hot chocolate in the crockpot though, I kicked that habit to the curb.
Homemade hot chocolate only needs a few ingredients, all essential but also easy to find.
- condensed milk
- semi sweet chocolate chips
Really, that’s it.
Basically everything’s added to the bowl of your trusty crock pot, and then it’s cooked on low for 2-4 hours.
The mixture needs to be stirred occasionally. I try for ever thirty minutes or so. This keeps it from scorching, and ensured the hot chocolate is smooth and creamy when all’s said and done.
Homemade hot chocolate is both tastier, and cheaper. It also doesn’t require much more effort than the alternative.
Fluffy Cool Whip Marshmallow Toppers- The Best Way To Top Off A Glass Of Hot Chocolate
It can still be made more fun. What isn’t made more fun by toppings? Hot chocolate is hardly an exception!
Everyone knows you top your cup of cocoa with mini marshmallows. But again, everyone’s doing that. A better idea is a creamy option that will slowly melt as you sip savoring your drink.
That’s where these sweet simple cool whip toppers come into play.
Just like with the hot chocolate, making the marshmallow toppers is easy enough too. Literally all you need is a tub of cool whip, and let it thaw to spreadable consistency.
Spread the cool whip into an 8×8 inch baking dish in an even layer. Freeze that for 2-3 hours. Once firm, use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shapes from the frozen cool whip.
They look like marshmallows, but when plopped into a mug of cocoa they melt more slowly. That means you get a little bit in each sip. This way you get a little cream in your cocoa without it being all released at once. I like to taste my cocoa too.
Silky smooth, rich hot chocolate is easier than you think. Ditch the packets, and get out your slow cooker.
This version cooks all by itself and is ready to be served & enjoyed with hardly any effort at all. The creamy cool whip toppers are even better than traditional marshmallows and give it a velvety smooth finish.
Other Delicious Spins On Traditional Hot Chocolate To Try
Hot chocolate is a timeless treat, and one we thoroughly enjoy. That said, I love finding new ways to enjoy old favorites. Check out these other recipes for tasty spins on this family favorite.
And if you’re really look for something out of the box, and on the adult side- give these hot chocolate peppermint shots a try!
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Crockpot Hot Chocolate with Cool Whip Toppers
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk or 1 1/4 cup homemade condensed milk
- 6 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
For Cool Whip Toppers
- 1 small tub of cool whip
- shallow baking dish
- cookie cutters
To Make The Crockpot Hot Chocolate
- Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a crockpot.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish as desired.
To Make The Cool Whip Toppers
- Evenly spread thawed cool whip into an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish. Set in freezer and allow to freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
- When re-frozen, remove the cool whip from freezer. Using cookie cutters, cut shapes out. Use a butter knife to gently remove the shapes away from any excess cool whip.
- Gently place shape on top of a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy.
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