This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate is rich, decadent and perfect for the holidays!!
Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 
This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate is a great way to warm up! It's rich, decadent and totally comforting!
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons - 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces chopped chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • marshmallows or whipped cream for topping (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Add the milk, cream, pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, sugar, and cinnamon to a slow cooker and whisk well to combine.  Add in chopped chocolate, cover and cook on LOW for 2- 2 1/2 hours.  Whisk in vanilla.  

    Serve with marshmallows and whipped cream if desired.  

Recipe Notes
  1. This needs to be cooked on low only and not much over 2 hours.  Cooking on high or for more than 2 1/2 hours can curdle the dairy.  After it has cooked on low for 2 hours I strongly suggest only keeping it on warm and for no more than 3-4 hours.
  2. Feel free to use milk chocolate, semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate.  Just find a good quality chocolate if you can.
  3. Also, use either cinnamon or pumpkin spice in this recipe (not both).  I wanted to include both ways just in case someone didn't want to use pumpkin spice in their hot chocolate.
  4. You can make this an adult drink by stirring in 1/2 - 1 oz of Kahlua or 1/4 - 1/2 oz of bourbon in your cup of hot chocolate.
  5. I do like to stir this halfway through cooking, it's not necessary, but I like too.