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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 12, one-cup servings
  • Course: Dessert

Make hot chocolate for the whole group in a slow cooker.

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  • 10 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half 
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 3/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 3 tablespoons crushed hard caramel candies
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • whipped cream, caramel drizzle and additional sea salt, if desired for garnish


Step 1

LINE a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

Step 2

POUR the milk and half and half inside, then add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Gently whisk until dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

ADD vanilla extract and nutmeg; whisk to incorporate.

Step 4

COVER and let heat on high for one hour or until desired temperature is reached.

Step 5

GENTLY whisk all ingredients into the prepared base mix until fully combined and dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6

SERVE hot and garnish with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and additional sea salt.

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