There’s nothing better than a warm cup of REAL hot chocolate. If you’ve never tried homemade hot chocolate, you’re missing out. It has a rich and velvety flavor that can only be achieve my using real cocoa, chocolate and cream. I took traditional hot cocoa and kicked it up a notch with this Nutella Hot Chocolate Slow Cooker recipe. If you’re a fan of chocolate and hazelnut, you’ll love this recipe!
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You might be wondering what the benefits are to making it in the slow cooker. First of all, the milk won’t curdle. That’s because you’re slowly warming it while the chocolate ingredients are melting into the dairy. It makes a big batch too.
That means it’s a great recipe to serve at a holiday party or have ready for Christmas morning, by making it the night before. I served this Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe at a cookie exchange party last year that was outside in our cul de sac. The slow cooker was placed outside, on a table, and I used an extension cord to keep it plugged in. Everyone could enjoy hot cocoa whenever they were ready.
I added marshmallows and topped it with shaved chocolate. Of course, you don’t have to add marshmallows. You could do a whipped cream topping as well. If everyone wants marshmallows, consider adding them at the end to the slow cooker (directly on top). That’ll keep them soft and melty – which is sooo good.
How To Make Nutella Hot Chocolate In The Slow Cooker
Dump all of the ingredients together in the slow cooker and stir together. Yes – it’s that easy! Set your slow cooker on low for 4 hours.
Add marshmallows, whipped cream or shaved chocolate pieces for a topping. Serve warm in your favorite holiday mugs!
- 1 1/2 c. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 c. Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 c. Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 c. Nutella
- 1 c. Heavy Cream
- 6 c. Whole Milk
- Mini marshmallows, Whipped Cream & Chocolate Shavings For Garnish
- Combine all ingredients, except garnish options, in a slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Cover and set the slow cooker on low for four hours.
- Add marshmellows either indivdually to each mug or add into the slow cooker to melt them slightly.
Keep the remaining hot chocolate in the slow cooker, on a warm settting.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 554 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 53mg Sodium: 100mg Carbohydrates: 59g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 53g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g