Peppermint White Hot Chocolate is hot cocoa made with white chocolate and with a festive spin from peppermint extract! This white hot chocolate is made in the slow cooker, making it a super easy treat and is perfect for post sledding!
Like many kids, my boys absolutely LOVE hot chocolate, especially in the wintertime. I mean, what is a better treat to have after sledding or any winter activity than hot cocoa?! I wanted to put a different spin on hot cocoa, and make it with white chocolate and peppermint extract. This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was such a fun and festive treat – we all loved it!
This recipe for white hot chocolate truly is so, so easy to make! To start, chop up the white chocolate. It really just need to be a rough chop or you can even break the white chocolate apart by hand if you have thin enough bars. Add the milk, half and half, white chocolate, and peppermint extract to the slow cooker and give it a little stir. Cook it on high for just 1 hour or low for a couple of hours. This recipe is very flexible and the only thing I would say is to not keep it on high for longer than 1 hour. Once the white chocolate is melted, turn your slow cooker to the low or warm function.
I used 2% milk along with the half and half. This recipe is quite flexible and you could use all whole milk or 2% milk. I would probably not recommend using all skim milk, as the results would not be as tasty, but I think it would still technically work.
I’ve never tried that with this recipe, so I can’t say for sure!
Sure! I would add vanilla extract instead, to give it some more flavor.
Yes! Simply add the milk, half and half, white chocolate, and peppermint extract to a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the white chocolate is melted.