Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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With the weather getting so cold, it’s time for some hot chocolate! This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate has an intense white chocolate flavor with a touch of peppermint. Served with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this is the perfect drink for the holidays!

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

I know I am late! You guys must be thinking why am I still posting a peppermint recipe when we are done with Christmas. Well, this recipe of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was supposed to be on the blog before Christmas but between all the madness back home and then flying between continents, I couldn’t get the time. I hope you guys will forgive me for this! Besides I think it’s still okay for peppermint recipes. Isn’t it? I mean it’s still December and so cold so hot peppermint white hot chocolate makes perfect sense!

I returned from India 3 days back and I am still struggling with the jet lag. I think this is the part I hate most, this never ending jet lag really tests my patience. Of course I also hate the fact that I was living in a house filled with 20 people in India and now there’s absolutely no one here 🙁 Oh well at least I was able to enjoy some quality time with my family and friends. Also the break has made me so lazy, I don’t feel like doing anything! Does that happen to you? I really hope to get back on track soon.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe

What is helping right now to get through these cold days and jet lag is hot chocolate! ❤ I have always been a fan of hot chocolate however I seldom like the ones we get in cafes. And so I like making it at home, because I can add more chocolate, make it creamier etc etc. These days my favorite is this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate! It has so much white chocolate flavor with a little touch of peppermint. I have mentioned this before that I like peppermint only in small quantity. The flavor has to be subtle, if it’s over-powering then me and peppermint cannot be friends.

White Hot Chocolate Peppermint

For this recipe, I added little of vanilla extract as well. It is optional but recommended. I think it kind of balances the whole peppermint flavor however if you are a peppermint fan, then you can skip the vanilla. This peppermint white hot chocolate comes together in 10 minutes, just heat and stir everything together and enjoy. And if you want to make your serving glasses festive (like I did) , you simply need to do this – using a small brush, coat the rim of the cup with corn syrup. Roll this cup into a plate full of crushed candy canes and there you have it, a beautiful festive looking cup to enjoy your hot chocolate!

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

* To make the hot chocolate creamier, replace 1 cup of milk with half & half.

* You can skip the vanilla and add more peppermint extract if you are a peppermint fan.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Serves: 2

With an intense white chocolate flavor, this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate is the perfect drink for the Holidays!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 oz white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • crushed candy cane, to serve
  • whipped cream, to serve
Instructions
  1. To a pan on medium heat add milk.
  2. Add the chocolate and mix. Keep whisking till the chocolate melts.
  3. Add vanilla extract and peppermint extract and mix.
  4. Remove the hot chocolate from stove top and pour into serving cups.
  5. Top the hot chocolate with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
  6. Serve with a stick of candy cane on the side.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Collage

19 thoughts on “Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

  1. Peppermint is totally acceptable all winter long in my opinion! Sure, it’s seen more often during the holidays, but the cold weather just screams for peppermint. It’s finally snowing (uh sleeting, freezing raining, etc) outside, and a mug of this white hot chocolate sounds awesome right about now.

  2. I’m a year round peppermint girl, and so I say peppermint is always in! But it definitely does feel the most festive from late November to mid January, don’t you think? Plenty of time to be drinking mugs and mugs of this deliciousness 🙂

  3. Oh, I absolutely hate jet lag too! The worst thing is that I can never sleep on the plane. I couldn’t even sleep on a 30-hour flight to Australia..This peppermint white hot chocolate is so creative, Manali! I think I really need to give it a try soon! 🙂

  4. Welcome back, Manali! Hope you had a great trip visiting your family 🙂 I love peppermint all winter long so this cozy hot chocolate is just perfect! It looks so pretty & delicious!

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