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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Pumpkin White 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.  

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? And if you’re looking for the perfect cookie for dipping I’ve got you covered with our Pumpkin Spice Biscotti!

White tea cup with Pumpkin Hot Chocolate on burlap

Fall Drink Idea

I know everyone has heard of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, but we wanted to switch it up from the usual Fall drink recipe and give you something you haven’t had before!

This simple Hot Chocolate is awesome for kids and adults alike – in fact you can totally add some Marshmallow Vodka to your cup if you are looking for an alcoholic version instead (we won’t judge!).

The thing I love the most about this recipe is the SMELL – guys you have to just trust me and make it yourself so you can see what I am talking about. As soon as you open the lid to give it a stir you are hit with a delicious spicy aroma of pumpkin goodness, and it makes me want to throw on a thick sweater and my reading socks and curl up with a good book.


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.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Condensed Milk
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Cream
  • Milk
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Allspice

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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.

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
Yield: 10 people

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 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


  1. Slow Cooker Method
  2. In a small bowl whisk together all spices to combine
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.  Crockpot with ingredients for hot chocolate stirred together.
  5. Stove-top Method
  6. 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! 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1.5 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Rose stefanko

Friday 25th of August 2023

If you have a 8 quart slow cooker can u double the recipe???

Oliv Blogger

Sunday 27th of August 2023

Hi Rose! My slow cooker is a 5qt and this was about 3/4 full. I would maybe do 1.5x the recipe for an 8qt. Hope this helps!

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Tuesday 30th of October 2018

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!


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

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!

Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Monday 29th of October 2018

I have never tried hot chocolate in a slow cooker before because I always figured it was so easy to make on the stove. I would like to try it sometime though!


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

If you can believe it, it is even EASIER in the slow cooker :P 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.


Sunday 28th of October 2018

This is so clever for making a big batch for the family over the holidays. I love pumpkin and hot combo! <3


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

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!

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