Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)

Confession time for my #unpopularopinion: I don’t like coffee and I never have.

Hot chocolate? I’ll drink that all fall and winter long. I make it at home all the time. Even though I rarely go to
McDonald’s, they have really good hot chocolate.


Jimmy Fallon meme about hot chocolate
Hi. It me.

As much as I drink hot chocolate, I don’t think I ever had crockpot hot chocolate before I made it for this recipe. I have been missing out, for real.

How to Make Crockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF) Click To Tweet

It’s really simple to make and I really don’t know why I deprived myself so long honestly. The recipe that I’m posting is gluten- and soy-free, but has directions on how to make it dairy-free as well.


-1/2 c cocoa OR 2 c chocolate chips

-1.5 cups heavy cream OR 1 can coconut milk

-1 14 oz can of condensed milk (coconut milk is also an alternative to condensed milk)

-6 cups of milk (can be substituted with dairy-free/lactose-free milk)

-1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


Now, take all these ingredients and put them in your crockpot. Put crockpot on high for 2 hours.

That is it. Seriously. You may now serve your crockpot hot chocolate.

Of course, you can add marshmallows, cinnamon, nutmeg, CocoWhip, or garnish with a peppermint stick (my personal favorite) to your mug.

If you use Swiss Miss Gourmet Hot Chocolate, it *is* gluten- and soy-free, but is NOT dairy-free. For the chocolate chips, I recommend Enjoy Life’s Mega Chunks. They’re free of the top eight allergens.


Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
Decadence in a bag.


Enjoy Life Mega Chunks
Semi sweet chocolatey goodness.


Crockpot Hot Chocolate
All that stand between you and a big mug of hot chocolate is 2 hours.


Crockpot Hot Cocoa
Can I just drink it from the crockpot? That’s cool, right?



Hot Chocolate
Where have you been all my life?

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43 thoughts on “Crockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)”

  1. As someone with tons of allergies I know the importance of recipes like this one. However, I can have as much gluten as I want (just no yeast, kale, beef, whey, vanilla, pineapple…… lol) but I will certainly pass this along to my gluten free relatives and friends!

  2. I never thought of making hot chocolate in the crockpot. It does sound easy though, as you don’t have to keep an eye on it. I also love that you have used coconut milk, that’s my favorite one!

  3. Noooo Sam, how can you not like coffee ๐Ÿ˜€ Although I must admit if someone gave me the choice between hot chocolate and coffee I would do hot chocolate every single time. Loving your recipe for the allergy safe version BTW. Pinning coz I know I’m going to need it one day.

    • LOL, sorry Michelle! Today would be perfect for it because it’s snowing, but my crockpot is in use with a roast in it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you make it and what you think!

  4. This sounds really good. I am never quite sure where I can get the brands you post due to being in the UK but this is certainly doable with what I can find in the supermarket. I like my tea and coffee but sometimes it just calls for a hot chocolate!

  5. #unpopularopinion: I donโ€™t like coffee and I never have.
    I am so with you here, I have never ever liked coffee, and think I have not even tried it more than once. But hot chocolate is another story all together ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I was gifted a mini crock pot for Christmas, and I am OBSESSED! I have been making all sorts of things. I will be sure to try this recipe too, as it has been so cold lately.

  7. Wow!! This makes my mouth-watering. I really love hot chocolates and this looks so tasty and delicious. I really want some.


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