full mug of hot cocoa with Christmas mug in background and marshmallows and peppermint

Crockpot Express Hot Chocolate

Get cozy with a warm cup of the creamiest cocoa ever! Crockpot Express Hot Chocolate is easy to make and perfect for serving at holiday parties!

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cocoa, Christmas, crockpot express, pressure cooking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 510kcal
Author Nicole Burkholder



  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups (1 qt) heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cups milk chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1 1/3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add all the ingredients to the inner pot. Stir to mix. Close and lock the lid, turning the steam release valve to closed.
  • Set for 3 minutes on Steam (high pressure.) Allow for a full NPR. This will take about 45 minutes because the pot is so full.
  • After the pressure is completely released, carefully open. It will be quite frothy and bubbly inside, so be careful! With a silicone whisk, stir until any remaining chunks are lifted from the bottom and mixed completely smooth.
  • Allow to cool a bit with the lid off before serving. Leave on Keep Warm. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.


  • Use high quality, full fat milk and cream for the creamiest and thickest results
  • Use good quality chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli brand chips)
  • This is rich, so even 4 ounces would be good for a serving. 
  • Remember, it's Christmas. The calories don't count. ;) 


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 1mg