Raspberry Hot Cocoa Recipe in the Slow Cooker

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With the freezing cold weather looking like it’s not going to be departing anytime soon, this homemade Raspberry Hot Cocoa is just what your tummy and taste buds need. Sweet, delicious, and festively decorated for Valentine’s Day, you’ll love warming up with cup after cup.  (scroll to the bottom for printable recipe.)

Raspberry Hot Cocoa in the Slow Cooker

Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cocoa

The life of a mom never seems to slow down. Some days, I feel like I’m being pulled in all different directions and somehow end up in the exact same spot. How is that even possible?

Do you know what I’ve learned as a busy mom and family, always on the go? I’ve learned that the crockpot is an honorary member of our family that keeps us fed and sane.

Seriously. And while this Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cocoa recipe obviously isn’t a proper dinner or anything along those lines, it’s still a recipe that my crockpot can take over and perfect.

Can you imagine walking through the door on a chilly day after picking the kids up from school or running around doing errands, and having the smell of crockpot homemade hot cocoa hit your senses? Pure bliss.

Homemade Crockpot Hot Cocoa

This hot cocoa recipe is perfect for snuggle days, an after-school treat, or as a sipping dessert after family dinner. Plus, don’t forget how festive it is for Valentine’s Day as well. Sharing a cup (or two!) with your loved ones sounds just about perfect. (You can even spice it up a bit and make an outdoor cocoa bar to enjoy.)

Why this Raspberry Hot Cocoa is the Best

The best part about this recipe is that while it’s sweet to taste and drink, it’s not overly sweet if you know what I mean. The combination of the chocolate and the raspberries add a delicious flavor and taste that keeps me coming back for more.

And even though I probably don’t have to point it out again, I will just reiterate that being able to make this hot cocoa in the crockpot is such a timesaver for me and my schedule! Just add the ingredients and return a few short hours later for a perfect cup of hot cocoa. Easy peasy.

You won’t find a hot cocoa recipe much more delicious than this!

Hot cocoa in the slow cooker

How to make Raspberry Hot Cocoa in the Slow Cooker

Its as simple as gathering your ingredients:

This homemade Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cocoa is sweet, delicious and festively decorated for Valentine's Day, you'll love warming up with cup after cup.

Then whisk up a bit of raspberry jam, cocoa powder, sugar, and milk.  Then let your slow cooker do its thing!

How to make Raspberry Hot Cocoa


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Raspberry Hot Cocoa in the slow cooker

Raspberry Hot Cocoa in the Slow Cooker

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This homemade Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cocoa is sweet, delicious and festively decorated for Valentine’s Day, you’ll love warming up with cup after cup.



Hot Cocoa

  • 4 cups milk or half and half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Optional garnishes:

  • Whipped cream
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup, for garnish
  • Valentine sprinkles
  • Fresh raspberries


  1. Add the milk or half and half cream to a 1.5-quart slow cooker.  Stir in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
  2. Add the raspberry preserves to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds.  Remove from microwave and stir into the milk. 
  3. Add the cocoa powder and whisk to combine. 
  4. Heat the cocoa on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.   If you are not serving right away, reduce the setting to WARM or LOW until ready to serve. 
  5. Before serving, pour the chocolate raspberry hot cocoa into your serving glasses. 
  6. Add a generous topping of whipped cream. Sprinkle with mini marshmallows and valentine sprinkles.  Drizzle chocolate sauce on top and add a few fresh raspberries.


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  1. Made this recipe the other day when it was below 0 for the kids when they got home from school and I doubled the recipe and for a family of 4 we all got seconds
    The kids really enjoyed it and will be making it again I just didn’t put the raspberries in the mix.

    1. so glad you liked it, definitely try with the raspberry next time, it’s just so yummy!