Place a Crock-Pot bag in the pot (to aid in cleanup and prevent sticking), add in homemade hot chocolate ingredients.*.
Once mixture is hot, turn Crock-Pot to “warm,” stirring periodically to prevent separation.
Add the absinthe and 6 oz of hot chocolate into a decorative mug and stir.
Garnish with vanilla whipped cream, decorative sugar and 2 Pocky sticks.
*Homemade hot chocolate: 3 qt whole milk, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 qt heavy cream, 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 2 tsp salt.
**Vanilla whipped cream: Add 2 cups heavy cream and 3 oz Monin vanilla syrup in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until it begins to peak.