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Hot Drink Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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Did you know there are far more creative drinks you can create in your slow cooker than the classic hot chocolate and eggnog? The holidays may be winding down but the last few relaxing days of vacation time are perfect for stirring up hot, winter-inspired libations. To make enough for friends and family, use your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Cook & Carry™ Manual Slow Cooker with Little Dipper® Warmer so that you can even bring a batch down the street for your neighbors.

Try one of these creative recipes - your loved ones' taste buds will be thanking you later.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Toddy
If you love a warm mug of tea, try out this recipe for cinnamon pumpkin toddy - a sweet drink with some spice and a little kick.


  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 cup rye whiskey or bourbon
  • Ground cinnamon, for topping
  • Cinnamon whipped cream, optional for topping.

In your slow cooker, combine the water, maple syrup and pumpkin. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Then, stir in the rye whiskey or bourbon and cinnamon schnapps. Pour the drink into mugs for serving and top with ground cinnamon and whipped cream if desired.

Cinnamon pumpkin toddy makes for a perfect after dinner drink.Cinnamon pumpkin toddy makes for a perfect after dinner drink.

Mulled Cranberry Punch
This recipe for mulled cranberry drink packs a lot of flavor into one sip. This is a great punch to make for holiday parties or New Year's Eve celebrations.


  • 1 bottle of cranberry juice, 32 ounces
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can frozen white grape-raspberry juice concentrate
  • Spice bag
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice.

With a vegetable peeler, remove several sections of the orange peel, 2 to 3-inches thick. Juice the orange. In your spice bag, place the orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and allspice in the center and tied the bag closed. In your slow cooker, bring together the cranberry juice, water, fresh squeezed orange juice, white grape-raspberry concentrate and the spice bag. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Remove the spice bag and serve into mugs immediately or keep on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.

Homemade mulled wine will be one of your best recipes yet.Homemade mulled wine will be one of your best recipes yet.

Mulled Wine
A cozy night in by the fireplace calls for a glass of red wine to match the mood. To make the night even better, why not try out this recipe for homemade slow-cooked mulled wine? It's guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle red wine, cabernet sauvignon is recommended
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brandy, optional
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish.

In your slow cooker, combine the apple cider, red wine, orange juice, orange zest and honey. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Then, add in your cloves, cinnamon and anise. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Stir in the brandy if desired. If not, serve into glasses and top with orange peels and cinnamon sticks for garnish and enjoy!

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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