Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

If you’re a hot chocolate lover, you’re definitely going to want to try this Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate recipe.  It’s easy and delicious with its rich chocolate flavor and hint of sweet hazelnut.  It’s fabulous on any cold morning or frosty evening and great to enjoy with friends (because you can make a crockpot full).  So start the fire and enjoy a cup of this delicious hot cocoa with a special hint of hazelnut.  You’ll be so happy you did.

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

With the cold nipping at your nose, this hot cocoa is going to warm you right up.  Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredients |

The full printable recipe is below. In a crockpot or slow cooker add milk and cream.  This recipe is easy to double or even triple if you will be sharing with lots of family or friends.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

Next, add the hazelnut spread and vanilla. Whisk until the hazelnut spread is blended. Then add your chocolate chips.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

Cook on low for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until chocolate is melted. Whisk and heat for 15 to 30 more minutes.

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

A chocolate layer may form on the surface. Just whisk it in.

After cooking |

Once the mixture is hot and the chocolate is mixed in, it’s ready to serve.  Whisk before serving.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

Pour into your favorite hot cocoa glasses or mugs.  Pair it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hazelnut cookie to give this Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate a special sweet touch!

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

This would make for a great treat to share at your next Christmas party or winter family gathering because you can make a large crockpot full and have it ready for everyone to enjoy. Here’s the printable recipe.

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

This Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate is easy and delicious with a rich chocolate flavor and hint of hazelnut. A must try for all you hot cocoa lovers.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Rachel


  • 6 cups milk higher fat = creamier
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream optional
  • Hazelnut cookies optional


  1. In crockpot add milk, cream, hazelnut chocolate spread and vanilla. Whisk until blended.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir.
  3. Cook on low for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until chocolate chips are melted. Whisk until blended.
  4. Cook on low for 15 to 30 more minutes until hot cocoa mixture is hot.
  5. Whisk before serving.
  6. Add whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top and serve with hazelnut cookies if desired.

Do you like hazelnut? What’s your favorite treat to serve with hot chocolate?

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |

Crockpot Hazelnut Hot Chocolate |



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25 Responses

  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    This is probably the awesomest thing I have seen all day! WOW. This sounds absolutely amazing.

  2. That’s too cool! I’ve never heard of making hot chocolate in the crock pot. I’d totally make this. I love hazelnut YUM!

  3. I would have never thought to use my crockpot for hot chocolate. I will certainly have to give this a try.

  4. Teresa says:

    Now, this recipe looks delicious! I am totally going to try this for my kids, they love hot chocolate and they LOVE hazelnut spread!! So excited because it is still SO cold here!

  5. That sounds warm and luscious right now! I need a mug. It is cold today where I am in Missouri. I love it cold, though, so I can drink things like this!

  6. CoCo says:

    UMMMM who knew you could make hot chocolate in a crock pot?! Not ME! Sounds soooooo good!

  7. Ok I read the title and I’m like “um what? hot choc in the crockpot?” I had no idea you could do this!!! Totally doing this!!! TFS!

  8. Jessi says:

    oh my this looks delicious! I think I need to try this, maybe with a little bit of baileys for good measure

  9. Allison says:

    Yum! I love all things hot chocolate, and the fact you can make this in the crock pot? I’m in!

  10. Debra says:

    Oh this looks so yummy! We love hot chocolate at our house and homemade is the best!

  11. Kori says:

    I absolutely love hazelnut flavored anything, definitely a favorite of mine! Might just have to try this before winter is over.

  12. Lyd says:

    Oh my yum!!! This looks insanely delicious 😍😍 In love the added flavor of hazelnut, I’m sure it tastes divine!

  13. Tereza says:

    This looks absolutely delicious – hazelnut chocolate is my favourite kind of hot chocolate! Especially the really thick one with lots and lots of cream! x

  14. This looks so tasty! I never thought about making hot chocolate using my crockpot. Hazelnut hot chocolate is one of my favourite drinks too, especially in winter x

  15. Kristin says:

    Oh my goodness I am absolutely drooling! You had me at hazelnut. I bet this tastes amazing!

  16. Chocolate and hazelnut is such a solid combination! Especially when it’s nice and warm during these winter months <3

  17. Yum! I’ve heard of using the crockpot for hot chocolate, but I haven’t tried it yet. This would be the perfect recipe. Thank you!!

  18. HilLesha says:

    I have never tried making hot chocolate in the slow cooker before, but that is a pretty nifty idea. I’ll definitely have to try it sometime!

  19. oh my gosh! This is fantastic. I have never cooked anything liquid like this in my crockpot but I love the idea and it is perfect for a cold winters day too.

  20. Real hot chocolate is so much better than the packets. This looks delicious.

  21. This sounds so delicious! I wish I had the ingredients for this in my home right now because I would seriously make some right now.

  22. Kerri says:

    What a yummy way to enjoy using your crockpot. I bet it tastes delicious. I know it would be a treat in my house.

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