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Slow Cooker Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Slow cooker Kahlua hot chocolate warms you up in more ways than one! Add some marshmallows to this hot chocolate and you’re all set for chilly winter nights or holiday parties! This is going to become your favorite winter cocktail / dessert combination.

Kahlua hot cocoa in a clear mug with a gold spoon
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We have been truly blessed with amazing neighbors.  We live in a vintage two-flat in Chicago so it’s a really good thing when you like your neighbor.

I don’t think non-Chicagoans call my type of apartment building a two-flat and may not know what it means – check here for a definition.  In short, you hope and pray that someone nice/cool/fun moves in because it’s just you and them.

We lucked out. 🙂

3 mugs of Kahlua hot chocolate

Since we like them so much, we had them down for dinner last year on a ridiculously cold night.  It was frigidly cold outside (-10 F anyone?) so I had to think warm.

I made beef stew served with crusty bread and for dessert, I made this slow cooker hot chocolate and baked cookies.

We had a blast and I am so glad they joined us for dinner.  We were starting to get a little stir-crazy cooped up in the house thanks to living in Chiberia.

If we ever get cooped up inside again (winter is coming), I would do it all over again – neighbors, beef stew, hot chocolate and all.

two mugs of Kahlua hot cocoa with marshmallows

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Slow Cooker Kahlua Hot Chocolate

This is such an easy recipe that there is no reason to not make slow cooker Kahlua hot chocolate every day.

I know that a hot chocolate craving probably doesn’t come every day, but if it did, this would be your recipe.

Almost all of the ingredients go in the slow cooker at the same time. Leave out the Kahlua because you don’t want the alcohol to cook off (this is a dessert cocktail after all.)

I like to add cinnamon sticks to the slow cooker for that extra flavor. If for some reason you can’t find cinnamon sticks, put a pinch or two of ground cinnamon in the milk when you start cooking.

Slow cooker Kahlua hot cocoa in a mug

As the hot chocolate is cooking, give it a good stir every 30 minutes or so – it will help the chocolate melt.

When everything is done cooking, pour in the Kahlua and give it one last stir. Then ladle the hot chocolate from the slow cooker to mugs.

Add some mini marshmallows for garnish and you’re all set!

Slow cooker Kahlua hot chocolate in 3 mugs
one mug of Slow cooker Kahlua hot cocoa
Slow cooker Kahlua hot cocoa warms you up in more ways than one! Add some marshmallows to this hot chocolate and you're all set for chilly winter nights or holiday parties! This is going to become your favorite winter cocktail / dessert combination! | honeyandbirch.com

Slow Cooker Kahlua Hot Cocoa

Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

Slow cooker Kahlua hot chocolate warms you up in more ways than one! Add some marshmallows to this hot chocolate and you're all set for chilly winter nights or holiday parties! This is going to become your favorite winter cocktail / dessert combination.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of 1 or 2 percent milk
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 1 cup of semi sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup Kahlua or other coffee flavored liquor

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except for Kahlua in a 2.5 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours, giving it a good stir every 30 minutes. After 2 hours turn to warm and add Kahlua. Stir well and serve hot.

Updated with new photos and text November 2016, originally posted January 2014.


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NSIM

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Its so yummy. This is my favourite chocolate.

Mimi

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

This sounds wonderful. What do you think the two hours of cooking does other than whipping up a drink in a cup, heating and serving?

Jenny

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

It melts the chocolate slowly and allows the cinnamon to seep through. Also, by preparing it in your slow cooker, you have a place to keep it warm without another dish.

rachel

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Oh I love the idea of putting a cinnamon stick in there! I use a slightly different recipe for my slow cooker hot chocolate! I planned to post it but I keep forgetting! Now i want to go make some! :) Thanks for sharing with the Weekend blog block party!

Jenny B

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Thanks for visiting my blog! I can't wait to see your hot cocoa recipe :)