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Crock pot hot chocolate in mug with whipped cream and peppermint on top

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the easy way to prepare rich, creamy hot chocolate in your crock pot with just a few ingredients!

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  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar*
  • 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate or baking wafers
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder dark or regular
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract optional
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream and peppermint crunch or marshmallows


  • Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and whisk well to combine.
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  • Cook on low heat for about 2-3 hours, whisking the mixture from time to time to incorporate the melted chocolate.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or marshmallows and crushed candy canes!


  • Nutrition information does not include the optional toppings.
  • *If you like your hot chocolate a little sweeter, add up to 1-2 tablespoons more granulated sugar.
  • For more peppermint flavor, add up to 1/2 teaspoon more peppermint extract, or omit altogether if you don't prefer peppermint.
  • Use your favorite type of milk in this recipe.  For richer hot chocolate, use half and half or whole milk. If you're trying to cut down on fat, use low fat or skim milk.
  • I used Guittard semi-sweet baking wafers in this recipe and they melted beautifully. You can definitely chop a bar of chocolate or even use chocolate chips.  Just bear in the mind that the better the quality of chocolate, the better your hot chocolate will be. And dark chocolate is a great option as well!
  • This recipe is easily scaled to serve a crowd!


Serving: 1g, Calories: 355kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 521mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 409IU, Calcium: 296mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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