Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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 Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate is warm, delicious and so very comforting. It’s the perfect drink for the holidays and for those cold winter days. It will warm you up from head to toe!

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate Hi there, it’s Jodi from 5 Boys Baker. I’m so excited today to share this recipe for the most delicious Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate. This stuff is absolutely divine and so simple to make. 😀 

We are a hot chocolate loving household and drink it almost every day in the winter. There is just something about a drinking a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter morning. It’s warm, cozy and so comforting. I’m pretty sure that warm soups and hot chocolate are the only good things about winter.


When I made this peppermint hot chocolate the other day, I had to keep my boys from drinking it all because I hadn’t taken any pictures yet and it was not an easy job (lol)!

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot ChocolateMy family does a big breakfast Christmas morning and I can’t wait to make this for them. But don’t worry, this peppermint hot chocolate isn’t just for Christmas time. You can drink it all winter long. It’s perfect for those cold, snowy days, or after you’ve been skiing or sledding. It’s amazing any cold night, anytime of the year. In fact, it’s so good, I bet I could make this when it’s 90 degrees outside and my boys would devour it.

I love that you can throw this in your slow cooker and not worry, but if you need it sooner, it can easily be done on your stovetop.


This stuff is decadent and so, so good. I really think you’re going to love it.



Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate
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  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 cups milk (don’t use skim milk)
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup finely crushed peppermint
  • Garnishes: (optional)
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed candy cane
  • Marshmallows
  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla, milk and cream in your slow cooker and whisk together until combined. (This will take a few minutes for the cocoa to mix in.)
  2. Cook on low for 2 hours or until heated through, stirring about every 20 or 30 minutes.
  3. Serve with whipped cream, marshmallows, or more crushed peppermint candy (or all three!).
This can also be done on your stove top by combining all ingredients in a large saucepan and whisk until combined. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through (don't let boil).

Recipe from: 5 Boys


Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate




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