Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is a staple here in the midwest during the winter. And why not make it even creamier by adding egg nog? This Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa is sure to be a crowd pleaser over this cold winter!

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Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa: you can make on stove top too! It's so creamy and delicious!

I don’t know about you, but I hate being cold. I would much rather be sweating in 100 degree weather than shivering.

It’s funny because my husband seems to be the opposite.

Now that we have moved back home (to Chicago) my kids are REALLY looking forward to some snowy days. Sledding and snowman building are high on their list of activities for this winter.

It’s not that it didn’t snow in Ohio (Cincinnati), we just didn’t get it often. And when it would snow, we didn’t get much of it.

I love that my kids are old enough now though to take off to the sledding hill by themselves. I don’t have to shiver in the cold and pretend to enjoy it.

Don’t mistake this as bad parenting. I love my kids. And often I’m sure many of us find ourselves “enjoying” things that really don’t entertain us. I mean, I love that my girls played pretend and house, but I didn’t necessarily “enjoy” the fake cup of tea they handed me. GIVE ME THE REAL THING GIRLS!!

Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa: you can make on stove top too! It's so creamy and delicious!

Kidding. But I’m not joking about being cold. Now, my kiddos can go have fun and mom can stay cozy and warm drinking coffee.

Or in today’s case, hot cocoa!

And not just any hot cocoa. This one is spiked with Egg Nog. (love how I say spiked, as if it’s alcoholic).

The egg nog adds such a creamy, interesting flavor to this cocoa. I love it!

And you put it all in the slow cooker, so it’s ready when the kids come in from the cold. Or, heat it in a saucepan and enjoy immediately. Your call!

Feel free to top it with whipped cream (or marshmallows). Or make frozen whipped cream, like I did here. However you garnish it, just enjoy!

Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa: you can make on stove top too! It's so creamy and delicious!

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Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rum flavoring
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup egg nog
  • 5 cup water
  • whipped cream, optional
  • ground nutmeg, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large slow cooker, add sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, rum flavoring, cinnamon and kosher salt. Whisk together.
  2. Add egg nog and water, stirring until combined. Heat on low for 4 hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. Or, heat everything in a saucepan over low heat. Once warm, serve with whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg. ENJOY

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29 comments on “Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa”

  1. Ugh I detest being cold! I love slow cooker hot chocolate drinks. This one looks so good! Thanks for sharing, Aimee!

  2. How come we could tolerate so much cold when we were kids? I would play in the snow for hours. Now I barely can make it from my house to my car without freezing. I definitely need a big mug of this hot cocoa. YUM!

  3. Mmm that looks amazing! I love eggnog and hot chocolate, but have never tried them together. Guess I will have to sometime soon! 🙂

  4. Karen

    Are you kidding???? You must have had me in mind when posting this, I cannot wait to make it. I was preggo last year at this time so didn’t get ANY eggnog, that is going to change this year for sure. Thank you, thank you!!

  5. I detest the cold also. I dread walking the dog everyday. This cocoa is just what I need waiting for my when I return from a bitter stroll through the neighborhood. Pinning!

  6. Ugh I do not like the cold either. I don’t mind it when I’m by myself, but when you have to get several kids bundled up, and then cleaned up when they’re done, is exhausting 🙂 It definitely calls for hot cocoa! And combining it with eggnog is genius. Plus the slow cooker, I have no words. What a perfect hot drink! Pinned!

  7. Can we spike the hot cocoa with a little rum…? 😉

  8. Perfect drink for this time of year and love the slow cooker idea. I need to use mine more for drinks! Pinned!

  9. I cannot stand being cold either. And hooray for kids that are old enough to get themselves ready for playing in the snow…I was always exhausted after getting 3 of them ready to go. Hot chocolate was always a must. I had to just laugh when I saw this…because eggnog hot chocolate was on my list to make this winter too. I swear we have the same brain 🙂

  10. Might be the best use for eggnog I’ve seen yet.

  11. Egg nog + hot cocoa + slow cooker. Win, win, win!

  12. This is genius! I always love playing in the first few snows but after awhile, I’m content to just watch from the window.

  13. I’m not the most fun to be around when I’m overly hot (cranky is the word), BUT being cold is so much worse! I’m such a wuss in the cold. This hot cocoa would be just the thing, and I love that it’s spiked with eggnog!

  14. Why is it already cold again?? I think this awesome egg nog hot cocoa definitely needs to make an appearance in my kitchen soon…like today! Pinned!

  15. Definitely the best part about winter is the eggnog and hot cocoa! And now I don’t even have to choose which one I want! Totally loving that you combined the two and made it slow-cooked! 🙂 Pinning.

  16. I’m the opposite – – I HATE being hott — I love being warm, but not hot – I get cranky ( .. it’s true). And living in Ontario, hahaha it can get very cold – – but I figure layer up, until your snuggly .. this hot chocolate would be so perfect on those cold nights!!

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