This isn’t the first time that I’ve shared this recipe here on the blog, but it’s definitely one that’s worth re-sharing. In fact, this hot chocolate recipe is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever shared!
A few years ago, I had asked on Facebook for your best ideas for dealing with cold, snowy days when everyone is stuck indoors. There were lots of great ideas, but when Amanda Raney shared a recipe for the BEST hot chocolate she’s ever had, I simply had to give it a try! I mixed up a batch that very evening, and by the end of the night every last drop was gone. That’s a fair amount of hot chocolate considering it was just the 4 of us. :-)
And as for Amanda’s lofty claim? We actually agreed – it’s the BEST hot chocolate we’d ever tasted! There’s just something about a cup of cocoa made from scratch, as opposed to a powdered mix. (Although I still keep a healthy stock of my Semi-Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix on hand for a quick cup!)
While it’s not always convenient to make up a big batch of hot chocolate in the crockpot, it’s perfect for a special occasion, or just for a lazy winter afternoon!
The Best Ever Crockpot Hot Chocolate
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 cups milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups of chocolate chips (milk chocolate OR semi-sweet)
Pour all the ingredients into a crockpot and whisk together until well combined.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Whisk well before serving. Garnish as desired (which means MARSHMALLOWS of course!)
According to Amanda you can also make it with white chocolate, butterscotch, even mint chocolate chips. The possibilities here are endless! I’m thinking of maybe trying a salted caramel version… yum!