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Red velvet hot chocolate you can make right in your slow cooker

Here’s an easy trick for making hot cocoa extra special — turn it into red velvet hot cocoa. And if you make it in your slow cooker, you can have it warming at home while you go out to build a snowman. By the time you return, there’s a bright, chocolaty treat waiting for you.

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Slow cooker red velvet hot cocoa recipes


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the milk and granulated sugar in slow cooker and heat on high until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the chocolate with a wire whisk until it’s melted. Stir in food coloring and vanilla. Pour into serving cups.
  3. To serve, put the slow cooker on warm or buffet to keep the hot cocoa warm. Top with whipped cream and a marshmallow.

More: No-bake red velvet cheesecake is unbelievably easy to whip up

Check out the video below to see how it’s made.

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