Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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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?!

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Keywords: simmer beverage dessert white chocolate milk Christmas winter

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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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