Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

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This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won’t soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people.  

With the days getting shorter and much colder I thought I would share with you guys my delicious Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe. If you are a fan of creamy and rich hot chocolate then you are going to love this unique twist on a classic Fall drink. The fact that it is made in a slow cooker gains it extra bonus points in my opinion, who doesn’t love a “no-watch” recipe right?

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

The ingredients that go into our Hot Chocolate Recipe are simple and sweet! To make it creamy we used both condensed milk and cream which helps to create a thickness you won’t get with milk alone. We also use the traditional spices you would find in a Pumpkin Muffin or Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can adjust the amount of spices you use to fit your tastes, but I think we found a pretty good balance in our recipe. So are you ready for a sweetly spiced cup of Hot Chocolate?

how do you make hot chocolate in a slow cooker?

It is as easy as throwing everything together, giving it a stir and setting it to cook! Honestly, this is my preferred method of making Hot Chocolate as I don’t have to stand over the stove for 45 minutes to ensure the milk doesn’t scorch. And the best part of this Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is that it is big enough for a crowd which makes it  great for holidays and gatherings!

You can even make it ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge, then you just set your slow cooker to “keep warm” to reheat it slowly before your guests arrive. Anything that saves me time when I am trying to entertain is a win-win, especially when it only uses 1 dish.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won't soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Hot Chocolate Recipe, Pumpkin Spice, Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Melissa


  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can Pumpkin Puree (not pie filling) 15 oz
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 6 cups Milk we used 1%
  • 1 package White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon + additional for sprinkling on top of cups
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Allspice
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves


  • Slow Cooker Method
    In a small bowl whisk together all spices to combine
  • Next, combine the condensed milk and cream in your slow cooker and stir to an even consistency. Add in your pumpkin puree and milk, stirring to combine. 
  • Add in spices and white chocolate chips and stir. Set to high for 1.5 hours or low  for 2.5 hours, being sure to stir every 20 minutes or so. 
    Slow Cooker White Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Stove-top Method
    Follow directions above but using a large sauce pot instead. Set it over medium-low heat on the stove for approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes to prevent the milk from scorching. 


You can easily adjust the spices to your tastes, and can even use milk chocolate chips if you prefer them over the white chocolate. Either way this Hot Chocolate Recipe is going to become a new favorite! 
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe –
A rich & creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe with spices that mix beautifully with the white chocolate
to create a Pumpkin Spice drink your taste buds will love. #HotChocolateRecipe #SlowCookerHotChocolate #PumpkinSpice

toppings for your hot chocolate

You can get as creative as you would like with toppings for yours but personally I find this Hot Chocolate recipe perfect just the way it is. That being said, you can never go wrong with a dollop of whipped cream or a nice fluffy marshmallow.

Other toppings could include:

  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Chocolate dipped cinnamon sticks – a garnish with a purpose!
  • Cookies (cut and placed on the side of your mug)
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce for drizzle
  • Flavored marshmallows
  • Sprinkles for on top of whipped cream
  • Chopped Pecans or Walnuts – both delicious with the pumpkin flavors

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mmm just look at how tasty that cuppa Hot Chocolate looks, it just screams Fall comfort to me. Be sure to make a batch for your next gathering and let us know what you thought using #OliveYum on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

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24 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. Gloria Duggan says:

    I am LOVING all the pumpkin recipes. I just baked a pumpkin loaf this morning. This sounds fantastic, and would be the perfect pairing. I will have to whip some of this up for the grandkids next weekend.

  2. Pavani says:

    That is such a creamy and delicious looking pumpkin spice hot chocolate. Love all the flavors that went into it – sounds so comforting and perfect for this time of the year.

  3. Veena Azmanov says:

    That is a big batch of delicious pumpkin spice hot chocolate. I love hot chocolate and in winter I tend to have it more often just like coffee. Never made it in a slow cooker. So cool

    • oliveblogger says:

      The slow cooker method for the hot chocolate is a game changer, I used to do it in a pot but would often burn the ingredients! Give it a try this way and see how you like it!!

  4. Marisa Franca says:

    I do love pumpkin and I welcome all the good recipes every Fall. And let me tell you that I’m glad someone is giving out a recipe for a slow cooker. Frankly, I’m tired of all the instant Pot hullabaloo. I don’t have one and I don’t know if I’ll even get one. The pumpkin spice hot chocolate sounds scrumptious. Wish I had some now.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Marisa!!! I am all about the Fall recipes as well, there is nothing better than a drink or meal that just comforts the soul <3

    • oliveblogger says:

      It really is the best of both worlds, who doesn’t love pumpkin and chocolate together?! We had some this weekend for a haunted homes tour in town and the whole family loved it!

    • oliveblogger says:

      If you can believe it, it is even EASIER in the slow cooker 😛 And you don’t have to watch over it! Also, we love to make it ahead of time and set it to “keep warm” so I can check one thing off my giant list for when company arrives.

  5. April says:

    I have some fresh pumpkin that I need to use up! I can’t wait to give this a try! I also want to try it out with sweet potato! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • oliveblogger says:

      You are so welcome, you will not be disappointed in this delicious drink!!! Let me know how it works with sweet potato, what a yummy idea!

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