White Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamy and pure comfort food you’ll love to cozy up to on a cold winter day or anytime you need a sweet treat. It’s ready in minutes, has simple ingredients, and can be made in the slow cooker!
If you’re looking for the ultimate drink to cozy up to on a cold winter day or just about anytime you crave something luxurious, this white chocolate hot chocolate is it! Perfectly sweet, rich, and creamy, it’s pure bliss!
This white hot chocolate recipe is ready in minutes, has fewer ingredients than the powdered form you can buy in the store and can be kept warm or made entirely in a crockpot.
How to Make Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate:
- Combine milk, heavy cream, white chocolate, and vanilla in the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot. Stir every 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately or decrease to KEEP WARM setting.
Although this is a very easy recipe, there are a few tips to ensure you get the best out of your drink.
- This drink is as good as the ingredients you use so splurge on high-quality chocolate. I like to use Ghirardelli premium white chocolate bars or white chocolate chips.
- Do NOT heat the milk to a boil to keep from scalding it and changing its texture.
- You can use all milk and skip the heavy cream if you like to trim down the calories or fat.
Your holiday guests will love this! You can easily double (or triple!) the recipe, keep it nice and hot in the slow cooker, and set out different mix-ins and cups on the counter so everyone can ladle their own and top as desired.
Toppings for Hot Chocolate:
- Crushed peppermint or peppermint candy sticks
- Oreo or graham cracker crumbs
- Whipped cream
- miniature marshmallows
- Ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks
- miniature chocolate chips or chocolate curls
- Caramel or chocolate sauce
- Toffee bits
- liqueurs (coffee-flavored, yum!) or flavored syrups or extracts (mint, please!)
- holiday sprinkles
- sweetened coconut shavings
Any other topping ideas? Share in the comments below and enjoy a cup (or two, no judgment here) today!
White Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamy and pure comfort food you'll love to cozy up to on a cold winter day or anytime you need a sweet treat. It's ready in minutes, has simple ingredients, and can be made in the slow cooker!
- 4 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 12 ounces high-quality white chocolate bars, chopped (or white chocolate chips)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine milk, heavy cream, white chocolate, and vanilla.
Bring to simmer, stirring regularly, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot (NOT boiling).
Ladle into cups and top with whipped cream and sprinkles as desired. Serve immediately.