This Crock Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate is an amazingly tasty twist on your usual hot chocolate! It's easy to make and easy to serve to your guests on a cold night!
A CROCK POT PUMPKIN DRINK
When it comes to hot chocolate, I really love to experiment with flavors. Now that fall has arrived, I figured, why not try it with pumpkin? This Crock Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate was a huge hit with friends and family! With the chocolate, pumpkin and spices, it is the perfect combination of flavors. None of the flavors are too overwhelming and they work together nicely. This comes together in a snap and all you need to do is let it simmer in your crock pot! If you are on the hunt for the perfect fall drink, you need to make my Crock Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Yes, this depends on your flavor preference. We went with milk chocolate to keep it on the sweeter side but you can add dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate as well.
This helps the chocolate chips from clumping and to help easily melt through the cooking process and ensures that everything is getting mixed together properly.
The whole milk makes it a richer and thicker. I have not tested this recipe with other types of milk but I think it should be okay to use almond milk, oat milk, or even 2% milk. I do not recommend skim milk for this. It is far too watery.
If you want a stronger pumpkin flavor, use 1 cup of pumpkin puree instead of ½ cup.
If you are intending to serve to a crowd you most likely will want to keep it on warm. This can be left on warm for about 3-4 hours (make sure to stir occasionally.)
This can be stored in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can reheat in the crock pot, microwave or on the stove. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- whole milk
- pumpkin puree
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- granulated sugar
- milk chocolate chips
- pumpkin pie spice
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT PUMPKIN HOT CHOCOLATE:
In a 4-5 quart crock pot, combine all ingredients and stir well. Place the lid on and set the slow cooker to heat for 2 ½ hours on high. Stir every half hour or so.
Once the time is up, ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallows, and cinnamon, if desired.
I think it's fun to set everything out as a hot chocolate bar. Set out all the different toppings in bowls so guests can top their drinks however they prefer! My personal favorite way to top it is with Cinnamon Whipped Cream!
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Crock Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
- 1 gallon whole milk
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling mix)
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 22 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
For serving (optional):
- whipped cream
- chocolate sauce
- In your crock pot, combine all ingredients and stir.
- Place the lid on and set the slow cooker to heat for 2 ½ hours on high.
- Stir every half hour or so.
- Once the time is up, ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and cinnamon, if deseired.
- Toppings are not included in nutritional value.
- You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate if you'd like.
- If you want more pumpkin flavor add 1 cup instead of ½ cup.
- Make sure you stir this through cooking so the chocolate fully melts and ingredients do not settle.
- I think it's fun to set everything out as a hot chocolate bar. Set out all the different toppings in bowls so guests can top their drinks however they prefer!
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.