December 17, 2015

Peppermint white hot chocolate

Glass of peppermint while hot chocolate.

My posts have been a little sparse this month, and also very short on the usual Christmas cookies and other holiday treats! That's because we are in the process of moving! So, the majority of the kitchen stuff except for what we absolutely need has been packed away. I expect it will be a couple weeks before we get into our new house and settled and I get back into a normal cooking routine. We are moving from a rental into our first house, so we are super happy! But, not having all of my kitchen stuff and props at hand has been a little difficult for me.... Plus, we have NO Christmas tree or any Christmas decorations out. We are really missing our tree this year. Between that and the warm weather, it's not feeling like the holidays at all to me! But, we are so excited to move into our new house. So, after a long day of packing I whipped us up some of this white hot chocolate with a bit of peppermint flavor to help get us into the Christmas spirit. This recipe will make two servings. 

Crushed candy canes on tip of a mug of peppermint white hot chocolate.

Peppermint white hot chocolate
2 cups milk 
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
whipped cream, for serving
crushed candy cane or peppermint candies, for serving 

In a small pot, heat the milk and sugar over medium-low heat, whisking often, until it begins to warm. When the milk is warm, whisk in the white chocolate chips. Continue to heat, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted and combined and the mixture is hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the peppermint.

Pour into two mugs and top with whipped cream and the peppermint candies.

Finished glass of pepppermint white hot chocolate.

What was I cooking one year ago?: smoky garlic, bacon, & delicata squash pizza
Two years ago?: glazed eggnog loaf cake
Three years ago?: dates stuffed with cardamom goat cheese & pistachios
Four years ago?: sesame-cranberry cookies
Five? chocolate-peppermint crinkle cookies
6?: rosemary shortbread Christmas tree cookies


  1. I have never tried a white hot chocolate before, but it looks delicious and really indulgent too.

  2. How exciting to move into your new home! All the best - it'll be wonderful once you settle in. Love this seasonal hot chocolate. Looks delicious!

  3. Congratulations on the new house! That is so exciting! I've been in love with the white chocolate-peppermint combination recently after making some white chocolate peppermint pretzels. I can't wait to try this hot cocoa version!

  4. I love the white chocolate and peppermint combination. Perfect for the season!

  5. Looks delicious - white chocolate and peppermint - yum! Perfect drink for the holiday season!

  6. Congratulations on moving to your new house. This Peppermint white hot chocolate drink is perfect for the season.

  7. Wow! Great combo ! Never tried white hot chocolate before . Love to try it during the holiday . ;)

  8. Hi Amy, congratulation on your new home. This creamy peppermint white chocolate look delightful.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and family.

  9. Congrats on the house! That's so exciting! It's been so freakishly warm here that I've yet to have any hot chocolate! This sounds delicious!

  10. hot chocolate is a usually meh drink for me, but using white chocolate has increased its appeal exponentially! this sounds awesome!


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