This Crockpot Nutella Hot Chocolate takes just 5 minutes to prep and is the perfect warm and cozy, chocolate-y, creamy, Winter drink.
This crockpot nutella hot chocolate was actually a last-minute decision. I was working at my computer absolutely freezing my tail off (I know…shocker) and I had already had three mugs of tea. It was late enough that I didn’t want coffee… so I decided to whip up a batch of hot chocolate instead.
I just threw all the ingredients in a crockpot and let it cook while I ran a couple of errands. When I came back I was even colder than before BUT this time I had nutella hot chocolate waiting for me!
This hot chocolate is rich, creamy, chocolate-y, and…of course…nutella-y! Plus, it makes a ton so it’s great for parties!
- Skim Milk – whole, 1%, or 2% would work as well but I think it’s plenty creamy paired with the sweetened condensed milk.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – makes the hot chocolate extra creamy and delicious.
- Vanilla Extract – adds warmth.
- Nutella – gives that delicious chocolate hazelnut flavor and makes it extra creamy.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – provides additional chocolate flavor.
- Salt – cuts the sweetness from the other ingredients.
How to make
First of all, you guys all know I’m obsessed with my crockpot so I thought it was about time I whipped up another dessert/drink recipe…and this Crockpot Nutella Hot Chocolate does not disappoint. It’s literally the easiest thing you’ll ever make!
- Dump all your ingredients into your greased crockpot.
- Cook on LOW for 2 hours or until the hot chocolate is warmed to your liking.
- Whisk then serve and enjoy!
The crockpot magically keeps the hot chocolate at the perfect temperature. Once it’s finished “cooking”, the warm setting keeps the drink at the best sip-able temperature.
Can nutella hot chocolate be made on the stovetop?
It sure can! If you don’t want to wait 2 hours for your hot chocolate to be ready, this nutella hot chocolate can easily be made on the stovetop instead.
Just combine all of your ingredients in a saucepan, set to medium-low heat and let it warm up gently, whisking constantly. Once it starts to bubble, it’s ready to go!
Can hot chocolate be made in the microwave?
The measurements for this recipe are for a fairly large batch of hot chocolate, so I don’t recommend making it in the microwave.
Although not impossible, if you don’t want to use your slow cooker the next best option would be on the stove!
- Make it dairy-free. Just swap the milks out with a dairy-free variety like soy, almond, or coconut!
- Add peppermint. Add a touch of peppermint extract, serve it with a candy cane, or sprinkle on crushed peppermint candy.
- Make it mocha. Stir in some instant coffee granules for a caffeine boost.
- Add caramel. Mix in some caramel sauce for extra sweetness and added flavor.
- Add liquor. Make an adult version with a shot of rum, coffee liqueur, or peppermint schnapps.
How to store
Leftover hot chocolate can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I don’t recommend freezing it because the texture will be affected.
To reheat, just transfer back into the crockpot and warm it up or heat in the microwave or on the stove!
Serve your hot chocolate with a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies and all your wintery blues will disappear. 😉
Crockpot Nutella Hot Chocolate
Equipment for this recipe
- 6 1/2 cups skim milk
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
- Pour all ingredients into crockpot and whisk together until fully combined.
- Cover and heat on LOW for 2 hours, or until hot chocolate is hot.
- Whisk before serving!
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*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.
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