Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker – so EASY!

About two weeks ago, my 11-year old son came home and said, “We’re doing a unit on camping in French class, and I told my teacher the whole class could come here for a bonfire! Is that okay?” Uh… of course it is… So my one day off of the week turned into a day of hosting 25 Grade 5/6 kids, some parents, and building them a giant bonfire! And what’s a bonfire without hot chocolate?!  I figured the best way to have enough for everyone was to make hot chocolate in a slow cooker. I did a bit of Pinterest searching, but only found fancy recipes (calling for cream, dark chocolate, condensed milk, etc).  All I wanted to do was make very large quantities of hot chocolate from a can of powder mix.

So here is what I came up with.


Supplies needed:

1 can Hot Chocolate powder (just add water)

A kettle, a slow cooker, measuring cups, and a whisk

1. Fill a kettle with water to boil. Set up your slow cooker where you want it (I used a table outside on our porch) and turn it to low.

2. Figure out your ratios of hot chocolate to water. My can said that for large quantities, you can do 1 cup of powder to 4 cups water, so I think my slow cooker held 2.5 cups of powder and 10 cups of water.

 3. Add your measured powder. Slowly add the water, while whisking. Taste a bit to see if you need more powder or water.

Leave on “low” or even “warm” for as long as necessary. I had to quickly add more, since 25 kids drink a lot of hot chocolate. It was fairly easy to do so, remembering the ratio of powder to water. 

Enjoy your hot chocolate in a slow cooker  and serve with a variety of festive toppings!

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

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