Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
It seems as if we are having a beverage kind of week around here. Sunday, I shared this homemade pumpkin eggnog with you which you LOVED and today, I have another equally simple and delicious beverage – this peppermint white hot chocolate is my hot beverage of choice this time of the year.
I’ve been making it for years and never thought of it as a recipe because it is so simple. Just warm milk, good quality white chocolate bar and some peppermint extract. See? No need for me to give you a recipe. But I needed something to play around with as I was setting up my new camera equipment last weekend and I just happened to have this on the stove. So it ended up in giant mugs and getting shot.
Oh talking about new camera, I got myself an early Christmas present!! A new camera and lens which are both a HUGE upgrade from my previous beginner DSLR camera (T3i). Allie twisted my arm into getting a new lens; the 100mm Macro but I caved and got a Canon 6D as well. I promise, it was her fault 🙂 One of my favorite things about having this blog is that it has forced me to try new things and develop skills beyond baking like learning how to upkeep a website, taking beautiful pictures of food. With this new investment, my photography world just opened up and I am excited to explore new things. But first, I must read the manual and learn how to use the camera!
OK, back to this recipe. If you are in need of some warm comfort as the days get colder, make yourself this peppermint white hot chocolate. And of course if you want it to be chocolate (your purist out there), you can always make this Peppermint Hot Cocoa from last year.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 4 ounces white chocolate baking bar, chopped finely (I love using Ghirardelli)
- a pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Homemade whipped cream
- Mini Marshmallows
- crushed peppermint candies
Oh yeah for new toys! I have the 6D with the 24-70 mm lens and I LOVE it. I’m hoping Santa brings me the 100 mm lens for Christmas. Ha ha ha! This hot chocolate sounds amazing!
Thanks Liz! I heard a lot about that lens and I am curious to try it out 🙂
Yesss peppermint everything – way better than anything at Starbucks!
I so just wanna cozy up to a big mug of this right now, it looks FANTASTIC! And so festive, too! 😀
I am really hoping I wake up to cold weather tomorrow so I can make this! Otherwise maybe I’ll just lower the a/c and pretend its chilly 🙂
Hahhah oh the troubles of living in FL. I envy you 🙂
That sounds so warm and cozy! Wish I had a mug right now–piled high with whipped cream, preferably 🙂 Crushed candy canes on top sound great too!
I do love topping it with whipped cream too 🙂
Drinks like this is what winter is all about — I’m glad you got these shots! And I can’t wait to see your photos with your new lens and camera! One day maybe I’ll make the plunge for the lens. 🙂
Thanks Marcie!! It is a plunge indeed :p
I’m all about peppermint and white chocolate, especially during the holidays! This drink sounds fantastic! I wish I had a mug of this right now!
It’s my drink of choice during the holidays!
Peppermint and white chocolate.. it looks and sounds fantastic!
Gorgeous winter sip, Z! Just beautiful, my friend. This is just the cuppa we need to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas holiday. Thank you for sharing! Pinning!
I’ve never had white hot chocolate it looks AMAZING 🙂
Oh it is so delicious! U have to try it!
I want to reach through my screen and steal this! It looks amazing. I wish my laptop was scratch and sniff 🙂
So beautiful and festive Z!! Peppermint and white chocolate is the best – I wish I could get cozy with a big mug right now. Yay for the new camera gear too 🙂
Thanks Kelly!! Make it happen this weekend 🙂
Z, I love this peppermint-white-hot-chocolate!!!! perfect for the holidays!!! and so pretty!
Congrats on the new lens and camera! High rollin’ in the photography gear department! Your photos were already GORGEOUS, so I’m excited to see what you shoot on the new stuff! P.s. I love my 100 macro… so Allie was right to twist your arm! Anyways, I am ALL about this hot chocolate, Z!! Obviously I feel very left out in the hot chocolate dept, because I am allergic to cocoa, so this NEEDS to get in my belleh! The white chocolate and peppermint combo is fabulous, but in a slurpable, warm, cozy drink?! I’ll be drinking this all day long for sure! Pinned! Cheers, my dear!
Hahha Cheyanne, I am not sure it’s high rolling lol! I’ve heard so many great reviews about the 100mm and I love your pictures so I am sure I will get better images. Hope you get to try this!
I want me some of this!
I could go for a big mug of this right now! It looks fantastic!
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate…now that sounds like something I need NOW! White hot chocolate is my favorite and that peppermint addition is killer!
This drink looks so dangerous! I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop drinking it!
Dangerous is the word indeed lol!
This sounds and looks amazing!
Oh my gosh I LOVE the recipe! Definitely giving this a try, for sure! And yes it is all my fault. I still can’t even believe I did it myself and now I’ve got yours on my conscience as well! I hope you are enjoying it! Did you take these pics with the lens? They look gorgeous!!!
Hahha I am just trying to understand I spent that much money lol! And yes I used the new camera and lens although I did not remember to change the images to raw so I was not a fan of my first practice run. Will try again this weekend 🙂 Thanks for pushing me.