Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include it as a festive addition to brunch or an afternoon tea party. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons crushed peppermint candies, divided
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Miniature marshmallows, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1 teaspoon crushed candy.
  2. Whisk chocolate into milk until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in extract. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with remaining candy and, if desired, marshmallows. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup with about 1 tablespoon whipped cream and 1/2 teaspoon crushed candy: 519 calories, 32g fat (19g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.