Hot Chocolate – Dianne’s Favorite

We adapted this recipe from one we found on It is very good. We may try other recipies from this site.

This recipe uses a crockpot but I think you could make it faster in a double boiler.

NOTE: It is very important to use semi-sweet chocolate chips and not the sweeter versions. Other chips make the drink too sweet.


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups whole milk (we use 2%)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • mini marshmallows, for topping


  1. Dissolve the cocoa powder in a cup of warm milk.
  2. In a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker, combine the other ingredients then stir in the milk and cocoa powder mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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