Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

peppermint white hot chocolate

When I was in college, my sorority had an annual holiday party with our “brother” fraternity. Our hosts always served hot chocolate spiked with Peppermint Schnapps (among other alcoholic beverages); tasty, yes, but you wouldn’t want to drink more than a few of those doozies. Fortunately, I didn’t overdo it and I still enjoy the chocolate/mint flavor combination.

Then there’s WHITE chocolate & peppermint, which I might like even more. White chocolate is undeniably rich, and the bright peppermint cuts through some of that sweet richness. This version of what has become a holiday classic is lighter but just as delicious and decadent-tasting. It’s perfect for sipping while tree-trimming, watching your favorite holiday movie, and wrapping or unwrapping presents.

Don’t you just want to dive into that perfection?!

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Keywords: simmer beverage dessert white chocolate milk Christmas winter

Ingredients (2-4 servings)

  • 3 cups 1% or 2% milk, preferably organic
  • 1/2-1 tsp pure peppermint extract (or more, depending on how pepperminty you want your hot chocolate to be)
  • 1/2 cup all natural white chocolate chips, such as Sunspire
  • whipped cream, optional
  • crushed all-natural peppermint candies, optional (available at Whole Foods)


Combine milk, peppermint extract, and white chocolate chips in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook, whisking frequently, until the white chocolate is completely melted and the milk mixture is steaming; do not let mixture come to a boil.

Pour into two large or four small mugs; serve topped with the whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies if desired.

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6 thoughts on “Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

  1. This looks so yummy!! I’m visiting from the BLogHer Facebook page!! I wanted to say I pinned this recipe and your cookie one too. They look so yummy. I also wanted to tell you I love your pictures!! Beautiful!

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