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Healthier Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This Healthier Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the perfect kid-friendly warm drink recipe for those cold winter days - made with only 4 ingredients!
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian, Christmas, Comfort Food, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Winter
Keyword Healthier Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 166kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 2 liters low fat milk (use dairy-free milk if you wish)
  • 1/2 cup honey (use 2/3 cup if you like extra sweetness) or other vegan substitute
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • whipped cream and peppermint candies for garnish (optional)


  • Add the milk, honey, cocoa powder and peppermint extract to your slow cooker set to high heat.
  • Whisk everything together until well combined and put the lid on.
  • Let cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve in mugs and top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies or candy canes.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 1mg