Peppermint White Hot Chocolate


Perfect and elegant for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this smooth "hot chocolate" deviation has been a favorite of ours for years. After it has been prepared, it can easily be kept warm in a large slow cooker for guests, so it's perfect to take to Christmas parties, Thanksgiving potlucks, and the like!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 cups


  • 6 cups heavy cream

  • 6 cups whole milk

  • 9 ounces good-quality white chocolate, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, or to taste

  • ½ cup whipped cream, or to taste

  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy canes

  • 12 small peppermint candy canes


  1. Bring cream and milk to a simmer in a large, heavy saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add white chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.

  3. Ladle hot chocolate into individual mugs and top with whipped cream and crushed candies. Garnish each mug with a small candy cane.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

663 Calories
55g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 663
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 34g 171%
Cholesterol 182mg 61%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 260mg 20%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 328mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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