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How to Make Simple Homemade Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Warm up from the inside out when you take a sip of creamy smooth delicious comforting peppermint white hot chocolate.

glass mug filled with white hot chocolate and topped with whipped cream and candy canes bits

        This peppermint white hot chocolate is super easy to make. In just a few minutes you can have a comforting sip of goodness. It is perfect for a snow day, a great way to warm up on a cold day or a way to just indulge in a little bit of creamy luxury.

      When Little Dude and I made the snowman mugs, I just knew they needed to be filled with white hot chocolate. We love the white hot chocolate mix we made a few years back, but I wanted something we could make quickly now.

glass snowman mug filled with white hot chocolate.

     Plus when you aren’t making a mix, you can use real milk instead of powdered which is another bonus. Plus there’s no need for the food processor!

     Just get out your saucepan and a few simple ingredients and you are in business! You can have a warm sip of goodness in no time at all.

white chocolate chips, peppermint extract and candy canes.

      Of course I thought the hot chocolate was absolutely darling in our snowman mugs. After all, a fun package never hurt anything.  But obviously it would be good no matter what.

     I was a little nervous handing the mug to my husband. He is not a white chocolate fan and not particularly huge on peppermint either.

saucepan of white hot chocolate with extra white chips, candy canes and spoons nearby.

    But I had a whole batch made and Little Dude and I needed some help drinking it. He actually really liked it! He had it polished off in no time.

      I would tell you he was singing his praises, but you don’t actually catch him singing very often. He was complimentary none the less!

whipped cream topped peppermint white hot chocolate.

      All of this hot chocolate talk and my new collection of fun mugs has me thinking we should have a hot chocolate bar at Christmas. What sorts of goodies do you like with your hot chocolate?

More fun hot chocolate recipes:

Yield: 5 Servings

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

glass snowman mug filled with white hot chocolate.

Warm up from the inside out when you take a sip of creamy smooth delicious comforting peppermint white hot chocolate.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk, whole is preferred but any is fine
  • 8 ounces high quality white chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • optional for serving: whipped cream, chopped candy canes, sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, bring milk to a simmer.
  2. Drop the heat to low and stir in the white chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted in, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 9g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Warm up from the inside out when you take a sip of creamy smooth delicious comforting peppermint white hot chocolate.

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