Things are getting chiiiiiiilly around here in Denver. Snow is coming, seasonal depression is coming, and all I can think of is travel at this point. For quite a few years, I had the travel bug and I was constantly in different states or countries, but it’s now been over a year since I’ve traveled and I’m ok with that. First we moved homes, then Jackson got sick and we cancelled some of our travel because of it, then the world shut down and travel became a thing of the past. But I want it back now. I want a different climate, different people, and different food. I need something different. Luckily we are traveling soon and have more trips planned for 2021. What does this have to do with crockpot hot chocolate? Absolutely nothing. But when do any of my posts ever have to do with the recipe?

PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

You know what else doesn’t have to do with the recipe? The fact that I’ve been rewatching Gilmore Girls lately and loving every second of it. I was never a diehard GG fan, but that’s probably due to the fact that I was 12 when it launched and had far too much ADHD to follow a plot at that point in my life. But now I have a whole new love for the show. It’s kind of a like comfort food – you know what’s coming and you enjoy every second of it. Kind of like watching The Office. And don’t you dare tell me you don’t like The Office. My dad once told me that and I almost had to part ways from him forever. We made it through, though. Now I do all my cooking and cleaning with GG on in the background and it makes for a quite lovely day. Highly recommend it.

PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

You know what else I recommend? This hot chocolate recipe. It’s stupid easy, it’s rich, thick, creamy, and you don’t have to watch it on the stovetop. You literally just put everything in a crockpot and call it a day. Actually, you call it 2 hours or it will burn. But how nice would this be to have at the house during the holidays while you wrap gifts or hang out with your family? It doesn’t take up any precious stovetop space and people can just serve themselves when they see necessary. Genius. And if you want to be an adorable host, which I am not, you can cut out a heart stencil from a folded piece of paper and sprinkle some cocoa powder on top of a mallow to make some love mallows. Adorable, absolutely adorable.

PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 14 ounces canned full fat coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • 5 cups oat milk (or almond, macadamia, dairy, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add all ingredients for the hot chocolate to a crockpot and whisk until combined.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes or so to keep the chocolate chips from settling at the bottom. Crockpots all are a little different when it comes to temperatures so keep an eye on it to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn. You’ll want the temperature to reach anywhere between 160-185 degrees F.
  3. After 2 hours, whisk before serving. Serve with marshmallows on top!

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PaleOMG Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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  1. Victoria says:

    GILMORE GIRLS IS THE BEST. I loved it when it first aired and I’ve rewatched it probably 10 times since it wrapped up. The Netflix reboot short season thing is nowhere near as awesome as the original show so that’s kind of a disappointment, but at least we have over 100 episodes of pure original gold to get us through these days.

  2. Jamie says:

    I always had GG on in the background after a bad break up a few year ago. It was so comforting!

  3. Jayne says:

    I would love to see an upgrade for your recipes where one could print a nice clean no add copy since keeping recipes on Pinterest isn’t my thing. When I try to convert to PDF on your site I get a very messy (ads over ingredients, or worse, 2 half pages of recipe ingredients and instructions that should be just one page) I have all of your cookbooks, I still prefer a printed sheet I can mark up and lay on the counter and not worry about spills. But I’m probably asking too much.

    1. Samantha says:

      Did you know Juli provides a great feature, the blue Print button, above her recipes? It hovers above the upper lefthand corner of the recipe. If you click this button it takes you to a clean copy of the recipe that you can easily print (without ads) or convert to a PDF, whatever your preference. A super handy piece of website programming that Juli already provided. Check it out.

    2. KariVery says:

      Hi Jayne – instead of trying to print it out, you could just take a picture of the recipes with your phone. I do that and I like it because I when I’m at the store it’s easy to shop for ingredients cuz it’s right there with me! Hope this helps 🙂