Slow Cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate


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If you’ve never had hot chocolate with Nutella, then you are in for a real treat. For this Slow Cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe, all you need are just a few ingredients to whip up your own delicious batch to serve on cold winter nights.

There are so many variations of hot chocolate to try. Some of my family favorites you should try are Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate and Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Nutella hot chocolate in a slow cooker and in a metal ladle.

Can you make creamy Nutella hot chocolate in the crock pot?

Short answer, yes! Another question often asked is can you put Nutella in hot chocolate and that answer is also a big YES! All of the Nutella hot chocolate ingredients are okay for putting together and cooking in a slow cooker. In fact, using the slow cooker takes the guesswork out of what temperature to use and how long it should cook.

This is a dump, stir, and go recipe that’s done in just three easy steps. Prep time is quick and the cooking time is short. This yummy recipe is also kid-friendly, so grab your kids to help all while creating some amazing memories. If you are looking for a standard hot cocoa, try my Crockpot Hot Chocolate.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for nutella hot chocolate on a table.
  • Milk: This is needed to create the base of the perfect hot chocolate.
  • Heavy Cream: Used to help enhance the creamy texture.
  • Nutella: You’ll only need a half cup from a jar of Nutella, which is plenty of chocolatey goodness.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Sugar: I recommend starting with a fourth cup of granulated sugar and adjusting to taste.
  • Vanilla Extract: Add the perfect amount of vanilla sweetness.
  • Optional Toppings: Chocolate syrup and mini marshmallows are two of the most popular topping options; however, I’ve listed many more under “How to Serve.”

Step-by-Step Directions

Three images showing how to make nutella hot chocolate in a crockpot.

Step One – In a slow cooker, combine the milk, heavy cream, Nutella, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar.

Step Two – Whisk vigorously to ensure the Nutella is fully incorporated.

Step Three – Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent any scorching. Serve warm and enjoy!

hot chocolate with Nutella in a white slow cooker.

How to serve

  • Ladle the Nutella hot chocolate into mugs. Top each mug with marshmallow and chocolate syrup if desired.
  • Other topping suggestions to consider are whipped cream, chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, a dash of cinnamon, crushed almond and/or hazelnuts.
  • This Nutella-infused hot chocolate would also pair perfectly with chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, cheesecake bites, churros, and rolled wafers.
nutella hot chocolate in clear mugs with mini marshmallows.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use hot cocoa mix instead of the cocoa powder?

Yes, however, there may be a slight change in the flavor.

Are there other milk alternatives I can use in this recipe?

You can certainly make Nutella hot chocolate with almond milk, soy, and oat milk instead of whole milk.

Is it a great idea to drink this cold?

Making Nutella hot chocolate and turning it into Nutella iced chocolate sounds delicious! I’ve never tried it before, but I’m sure you can pour it over ice and top with whipped cream.

Can I use a blender to mix the ingredients?

I don’t think it’s necessary and should be able to be fully blended using a whisk. But you can use a blender to make sure everything blends together.

Is this recipe microwave friendly?

If you are serving it as leftovers, yes. Be sure to use a microwave safe mug and heat it for 15 second increments to prevent it from getting steaming hot.

Making hot chocolate seems simple, but can I play around with flavors without messing it up?

Yes. Try chocolate hazelnut spread, chocolate liqueur, shaved chocolate pieces, adding more Nutella, peppermint or almond extract, or adding coffee.

How do I adjust the sweetness?

Adjust the sweetness of the hot chocolate by adding more or less sugar, depending on your preference.

How do I make this adult friendly?

If desired, you can spike the hot chocolate with a shot of your favorite liqueur, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream or hazelnut liqueur.

How do I store leftovers?

Leftover hot chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

nutella hot chocolate in a mug and on a spoon.

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hot chocolate with Nutella in a white slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8
All you need are just a few pantry staples to whip up a delicious batch of this Slow Cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate.

Ingredients  

  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • chocolate syrup, for topping (optional)
  • mini marshmallows, for topping (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a slow cooker, combine the milk, heavy cream, nutella, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar. Stir well to ensure the nutella is fully incorporated.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent any scorching.
  • Ladle the Nutella hot chocolate into mugs. Top each mug with marshmallow and chocolate syrup if desired.
  • Serve the hot chocolate immediately and enjoy!

Notes

● Adjust the sweetness of the hot chocolate by adding more or less sugar, depending on your preference.
● Feel free to add a touch of cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg for extra flavor.
● If desired, you can spike the hot chocolate with a shot of your favorite liqueur, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream or hazelnut liqueur.
● Leftover hot chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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