Peppermint White Hot Chocolate – This delicious holiday drink is perfectly sweet and cozy. Made with just a few simple ingredients in 10 minutes!
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
After our peppermint hot chocolate recipe being a fan favorite this year, I knew that I had to share the white chocolate version for all of those white hot chocolate fans out there! Now this recipe is super easy to make and serves one to two so you can always double or triple it. Additionally, you can also up the amount of peppermint simple syrup in the recipe if you want even more flavor but I generally go for a more subtle flavor when I make it. Totally up to you!
Common Questions About Making a Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
What is peppermint simple syrup?
Peppermint simple syrup is a sugar syrup made with water, granulated sugar, and peppermint extract which adds flavor to a cocktail or drink while also adding a bit of sweetness. You can buy it at the store (usually the company is Torani) or you can make it home in less than 5 minutes by clicking HERE for the recipe. Alternatively, you can use peppermint schnapps in the recipe instead for a boozy spin.
What is white hot chocolate made of?
White hot chocolate is so easy to make! My version is made from milk, white chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. The biggest difference between versions is whether people use milk, half-and-half, or heavy whipping cream as the liquid. I prefer milk because I think the white chocolate melted down thickens the drink up enough but you can really use any of those options or a mix of them.
Is white chocolate really chocolate?
White chocolate contains all of the same ingredients except for cocoa so while it is similar in texture, it tastes nothing like chocolate.
What different varieties can I make of white hot chocolate?
There are so many different options for how to jazz up a white hot chocolate, here are a few favorites –
Looking for more hot chocolate recipes? Check these out!
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Toasted White Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate
- Eggnog White Hot Chocolate
- Crockpot Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate
* Don't have any peppermint syrup on hand? Click HERE to get my peppermint syrup recipe.