crockpot peppermint hot chocolate
This homemade crockpot peppermint hot chocolate recipe is the ultimate warm drink on a cold winter day. Rich chocolate and fresh mint flavors, topped off with creamy whipped topping and crunchy candy cane pieces.
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  1. Crockpot Hot Chocolate - Rich, Warm & Chocolatey!
  2. Ingredients
  3. Additions & Substitutions
  4. How to Make Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  5. Tips for Making Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  6. How to Store
  7. Other Easy Drink Recipes
  8. Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

This homemade crockpot peppermint hot chocolate recipe is the ultimate warm drink on a cold winter day. Rich chocolate and fresh mint flavors topped off with creamy whipped topping and crunchy candy cane pieces. Whether your kiddos need some warming up after being outside, or you want a chocolatey dessert drink, this is sure to hit the spot.

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate – Rich, Warm & Chocolatey!

You haven’t had hot chocolate until you have made it in the crockpot! This crockpot peppermint hot chocolate will change snow days forever! It’s incredibly easy to make in the slow cooker and it’s so delicious. 

The melted chocolate chips combined with warm milk are so creamy. The added candy cane bits are what gives this its peppermint flavor, and the whipped topping is literally the best way to top it all off. This is a drink that you want in your mug to warm you up on a cold day.

ingredients for Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup crushed candy cane bits
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional candy pieces for garnish

Additions & Substitutions

  • Chocolate Chips: Feel free to use any type of chocolate chips in this recipe. I love to mix it up. Milk chocolate is classic, but you can use white chocolate chips or dark chocolate as well. Any kind is delicious.
  • Milk: Just like the chocolate chips, you can use any type of milk for your hot chocolate. This means it can be dairy or dairy free, although keep in mind the chocolate chips will have dairy. Some milk options include whole milk, 2%, skim, almond, oat, soy, or coconut.
  • Coffee/espresso: If you love coffee as much as I do, this can totally be made into a coffee drink by adding brewed coffee or espresso to it. It’s a delicious way to have a little kick of caffeine!
  • Garnish: Feel free to leave the whipped cream and candy pieces off if you don’t want the added sweetness. You can also put something other than candy over the top of the whipped cream. Some ideas would be to add chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, Andes mints, or sprinkles.
  • Peppermint Extract: If you want to make this an adult drink, you can swap out the peppermint extract for peppermint schnapps! It’s just as delicious.

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How to Make Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  1. Place chocolate chips, candy, vanilla, and milk in a slow cooker.
    Place chocolate chips, candy, vanilla, and milk in a slow cooker
  2. Heat on high for 45 minutes or low for 1 ½ hours.
    hot chocolate inside crockpot
  3. Stir well.
  4. Serve with whipped cream and candy on top.

Tips for Making Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • If you prefer, you can make this recipe on the stovetop instead of making it in the slow cooker. You will just want to heat it on medium heat for the same amount of time in a large pot, covered with a lid. Don’t let the mixture boil. 
  • You can make this drink ahead of time if you are serving it at a holiday party. Simply place it in the fridge. When ready to serve, just warm it up. It will stiffen up when placed in the fridge but will become liquid again when it’s reheated.
hot chocolate with whipped cream

How to Store

If there are any leftovers, you can place them in an airtight container with a lid and place them in the fridge.

When ready to enjoy again, simply reheat on the stove or back in the slow cooker. You can also scoop some into a mug and heat it in the microwave. The consistency of your hot chocolate will stiffen up in the refrigerator, but it will turn to liquid again when it’s reheated.

This delicious peppermint hot chocolate is a rich and minty warm drink that’s perfect for a cold day. Next time you are ready to curl up in a comfy blanket with a comforting beverage, be sure to give this a try. It’s like having Christmas in a cup!

peppermint hot chocolate made in crockpot

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4.50 from 2 votes
crockpot peppermint hot chocolate

Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Serves — 8
This homemade crockpot peppermint hot chocolate recipe is the ultimate warm drink on a cold winter day. Rich chocolate and fresh mint flavors, topped off with creamy whipped topping and crunchy candy cane pieces.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup candy cane bits crushed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 cup milk
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • additional candy canes for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, vanilla extract, and milk in a slow cooker.
  • Heat on high for 45 minutes or low for 90 minutes.
  • Whisk well. Use a ladle to decant into mugs.
  • Serve garnished with whipped cream and additional candy canes.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
If there are any leftovers, you can place them in an airtight container with a lid and place them in the fridge. When ready to enjoy again, simply reheat on the stove or back in the slow cooker. You can also scoop some into a mug and heat in the microwave. The consistency of your hot chocolate will stiffen up in the refrigerator, but it will turn to liquid again when it’s reheated.
Tips:
  • If you prefer, you can make this recipe on the stovetop instead of making it in the slow cooker. You will just want to heat it on medium heat for the same amount of time in a large pot, covered with a lid. Don’t let the mixture boil. 
  • You can make this drink ahead of time if you are serving it at a holiday party. Simply place it in the fridge. When ready to serve, just warm it up. It will stiffen up when placed in the fridge but will become liquid again when it’s reheated.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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