Delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate in nutcracker cup

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  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet, whichever you prefer)

Adults can add a variety of alcohol, such as:

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Borgota Chocolate and Peppermint Liqueur
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Peppermint Bark Liqueur
  • Rumchata Cream Liqeuer
  • Whiskey or Bourbon


  • Combine all ingredients in a crock pot (I used a 5-quart crock pot.)
  • Stir, cover, and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir occasionally until the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Once heated through and the chocolate is melted, switch to the warm setting and stir again before serving.
  • Serve with ladle to transfer hot chocolate neatly

Tip: This recipe yields about 8-10 cups, depending on the size of the mug. If you need to serve a large party, double the recipe and use a 6–7-quart crock pot.)

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