I have two Fall crushes, one of them is chai tea, and the other is hot chocolate. There’s something abut the chilly temps that always make me crave those 2 things. So instead of having to indulge in one or the other I decided to create a food hybrid (or should I say drink hybrid) that’s part chai tea part hot chocolate and a whole lot delicious. Enter this Crockpot Hot Chocolate with Chai that’s out of this world good.
But before diving into the nitty-gritty details of how to make it at home (hint: it’s super easy), can we please just talk for a second about how good it is? I mean this drink is almost too good to be true. We get the creamy and velvety hot chocolate, and then we get the spicy and hot kick of the chai. It’s fragrant and the scent that you get while it’s being cooked it’s delicious, better than any candle.
Besides that is the fact that’s a total crowd favorite! Which makes it the perfect drink to whip up for gatherings and get-togethers. You can also pour it into a big thermos and just take it with you everywhere you plan to go this season, it’s the perfect comforting drink to have while apple picking or while visiting the pumpkin patch, and it’s also the best drink for the Christmas morning.
For me, the secret is using real chocolate chips and some strong brewed chai tea + more spices. And then just place everything into your slow cooker and wait for it to work its magic. It takes around 2 hours if you are using your slow cooker but if you prefer something faster you can also whip it up in a saucepan.
Crockpot Hot Chocolate with Chai
4 Cups milk
1 Cup brewed chai tea
½ Cup cream
2 Cups chocolate chips
1½ Tsp vanilla extract
1 Tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tsp ground ginger
1 Tsp allspice
1½ Cup small marshmallows
4 Cinnamon sticks
Chocolate syrup drizzles
In a crockpot add the milk, cream, tea, and chocolate chips.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Stir until combined.
Set the crockpot to high and cook for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Halfway through the cooking time add the vanilla extract.
Pour the hot chocolate into the glasses.
Top with the small marshmallows, a cinnamon stick, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Serve and enjoy.
- 4 Cups milk
- 1 Cup brewed chai tea
- ½ Cup cream
- 2 Cups chocolate chips
- 1½ Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 Tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tsp allspice
- 1½ Cup small marshmallows
- 4 Cinnamon sticks
- Chocolate syrup drizzles
- In a crockpot add the milk, cream, tea, and chocolate chips.
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Stir until combined.
- Set the crockpot to high and cook for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Halfway through the cooking time add the vanilla extract.
- Pour the hot chocolate into the glasses.
- Top with the small marshmallows, a cinnamon stick, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
- Serve and enjoy.
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