White hot chocolate in glasses with candy cane inside with extra pieces of peppermint bark all on white surface

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 11 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


Be warned: once you make this peppermint white hot chocolate, the regular stuff just won’t taste the same. A combination of white chocolate and peppermint make this the perfect, cozy Christmas-time drink!



  • 20 ounces white chocolate bars
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder (optional but intensifies the flavor)
  • 8 standard candy canes, crushed
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 quart whole milk


  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
  2. Add the peppermint extract and the vanilla powder and stir to incorporate.
  3. Pour into a half sheet pan and spread to an even layer. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy and cool until solid, about 6 hours.

To serve

  1. Combine the half and half and milk and heat to 160 degrees.
  2. Break the peppermint bark into pieces making sure they fit into the glasses.
  3. Serve the warm milk in cups and allow guests to add peppermint bark to taste.


  • Serving Size: 6 ounces
  • Calories: 381
  • Sugar: 44.9g
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Fat: 19.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.4g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 24.5mg

Keywords: Christmas, drink, appetizer