Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Creamy white chocolate hot cocoa with the tingle of peppermint to perk up your hot cocoa drinking routine! So rich, sweet and decadent this not only serves as a warming drink but as a completely satisfying dessert.

Being a partner with McCormick is the highlight of the holiday season for me! The past ten days I’ve been in the kitchen baking up a storm in preparation for Christmas.

Morning, noon and night has found me covered in powdered sugar, assorted cookie batter, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, chocolate and a myriad of other sticky, sweet things. I know I can count on McCormick spices and extracts to give me the best-tasting, highest quality results. They never let me down.

Ever have a last minute guest show up for the holidays? Or receive a gift from someone unexpectedly? Or just need a cute, inexpensive gift idea? This recipe is perfect for turning into a gift!

Fill a holiday mug with a bottle of McCormick peppermint extract, a white chocolate bar (or regular chocolate), a candy cane or two, a few marshmallows and the recipe written or printed out on a cute recipe card. Wrapped in tissue paper or clear cellophane then tied with a ribbon, it’s a gift I’d be happy to receive. Keep a few on hand so they’re ready as needed.

For a special finishing touch add a dollop of marshmallow fluff or whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes to this unforgettable treat. Enjoy with your family and friends!

Merry Christmas!

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Creamy white chocolate hot cocoa with the tingle of peppermint to perk up your hot cocoa drinking routine.


1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 cups half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
Whipped cream, marshmallows or marshmallow fluff (optional)
crushed candy canes (optional)


  1. Place heavy cream and chocolate in medium saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat until chocolate is melted.
  2. Stir in half-and-half and peppermint extract. Cook and stir until heated through.
  3. Pour into serving cups. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, a marshmallow or marshmallow fluff and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes, if desired.


Adapted from  McCormick

A few weeks ago McCormick sponsored a holiday cookie share between me and Heather of If you’re looking for cookie recipes check out my Gingerbread Snowballs and Heather’s Peppermint Slice ‘n’ Bakes with 4 different varieties!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and compensation to facilitate my post. All opinions are purely my own.

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