Slow cooker hot chocolate served with marshmallows and chocolate flakes on top

Slow cooker hot chocolate

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 15 mins - 3 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 8 - 10

Hosting a party? Try this slow cooker hot chocolate for an easy way to serve a crowd. You could also add your favourite liqueur to each mug

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving (10)

  • kcal337
  • fat30g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 1l milk



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  • 300ml double cream
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
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    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

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  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped
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    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • scorched marshmallows, to serve
  • softly whipped cream, to serve



    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…

  • grated chocolate, to serve

    Chocolate ganache


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  1. Pour the milk and double cream into the slow cooker. Add the dark chocolate and milk chocolate, then cover and cook on low for 2 hrs, stirring halfway through cooking.

  2. Remove the lid and stir again, then continue to cook for a further 15-20 mins. Ladle into mugs and top with the marshmallows, dollops of cream and grated chocolate.

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9th Dec, 2019
simple recipe and gorgoues felt very nigellesque :)
2nd Nov, 2019
This looks delicious. But I would have to try it will almond milk as I am allergic to cows milk
24th Dec, 2018
The ingredients are nice for a proper hot chocolate, but I simply can't see the point of making hot chocolate in a slow cooker
Rosie Stillman
4th Nov, 2018
It got a horrible hot milk skin on it, which ended up like scrambled egg when stirred. Nowhere near as good as the sum of it’s parts so I wouldn’t recommend it!
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