If you are looking for a yummy seasonal drink to share with family and friends, I’ve got just the one! This peppermint white hot chocolate is warm and toasty and perfect for the winter season.
It’s the most wonderful time of theeeeee yeaaaar. It’s starting to get cooler and the holidays are fast approaching. My kids are asking me “how many days til Christmas?!” every.single.day. I may get annoyed but I secretly love it all. I love this time of year and spending time with family and friends.
Besides coming together with everyone, I love love love the seasonal food this time of year. Soups, stews, crock pot meals, Christmas cookies and all the hot chocolate you can drink. Like this peppermint white hot chocolate! I took my Starbucks white hot chocolate and added peppermint to make it even more festive and delicious.
What is a peppermint white hot chocolate?
This drink starts with a milk based and then has peppermint and white chocolate added to it. It is creamy and hot and perfect for watching cheesy Christmas movies.
What’s in a white peppermint hot chocolate?
The great thing about this white chocolate drink is that there are only 3 ingredients! Yup, you read that right – THREE! The even better part is that it’s a super versatile recipe and you can customize it to your liking. The three ingredients that you need are:
- white chocolate sauce
- peppermint syrup
Let’s talk about the milk in this peppermint white hot chocolate recipe real quick. You can use any kind of milk here. If you are dairy-free then use almond or coconut milk. I would suggest using the unsweetened version of those milks, if possible. Otherwise, regular ole whole or 2% milk work just fine in this recipe.
White chocolate sauce. Oh how I love white chocolate sauce in all.the.things. There are few options here for the white chocolate sauce part of this recipe. You can either make homemade white chocolate sauce, buy white chocolate sauce in the store or online, or you can use white chocolate chips.
The last thing you are going to need is peppermint syrup. Again, you can make use homemade peppermint syrup, store bought peppermint syrup or you can even use a bit of peppermint extract. I used the Torani peppermint syrup in my peppermint white hot chocolate and it comes out amazing, every time!
I know I said this recipe is only three ingredients but the toppings are optional. Totally delicious and highly recommended, but optional. I love adding whipped cream, crushed candy canes and marshmallows to mine. The kids and I love using these peppermint flavored mini marshmallows on top of ours!
How do you make peppermint white hot chocolate?
The best part of this drink is that is it super easy to make and there are a few ways you can do it. The main things to remember are that you want your milk nice and hot before you add in your white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup. When you add them to hot milk they dissolve better and give you a more creamy finish.
To make this on the stove top – add your milk to a small pot and bring almost to a boil, stirring constantly. Add in your white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup and stir to combine. Pour into a mug, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
To make in the microwave – in a mug, add your milk and microwave in 30 second intervals. Remove, stir and repeat until hot. Add in your white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup and stir to combine. Add your toppings and enjoy!
- 1 cup of milk
- 1-2 teaspoons white chocolate sauce
- 1-2 teaspoons peppermint syrup
- whipped cream, crushed candy canes and marshmallows for topping
- In a pot over medium heat, bring your milk to an almost boil, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat, stir in your white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup.
- Add your toppings.
To make in the microwave - pour milk in a mug and heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Remove and stir between each interval until desired heat is achieved. Stir in your white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup. Add your toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 0gSugar: 57gProtein: 8.3g