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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Creamy, rich and sweet with an infusion of peppermint, this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate will be sure to put a smile on your face. A perfect winter warmer that can easily be made vegan or vegetarian. 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas drinks, holiday drinks, peppermint white hot chocolate, vegan white hot chocolate, white hot chocolate
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 747kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman


  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk {plant or animal, unsweetened}
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

To serve, optional

  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream {coconut or dairy}
  • 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candies


  • In a small saucepan, combine cocoa butter, sugar, and coconut milk. Heat over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cocoa butter is melted, and the sugar is dissolved, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and peppermint extract and cook for another minute until heated through. 
  • Serve topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies. 


Replacement for Cocoa Butter

If you can't find cocoa butter, you can replace it with white chocolate chips, and omit the sugar. 

Storage and Reheating

This is best served hot, but you can store it safely in the fridge for a few days. The cocoa butter will start to separate when the hot chocolate is cold, but reheating it over a low temperature while stirring should bring it back together. 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is an estimate and is based on using plant-based milk. 


Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 289mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1.9mg