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White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme and a KitchenAid® Blender Giveaway

No-Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme

If you’re entertaining this holiday season, the last thing you want is some fussy, complicated dessert. At the same time, you want something that will impress your guests; something that will seem like it took you more time than it really did.

These white chocolate peppermint pots de créme are just the thing, luxurious and creamy, with a white-chocolate custard base and festive notes of peppermint. Add some freshly whipped cream on top and you’re ready to party.

Traditionally, pots de créme are baked in a “bain-marie,” or water bath. I prefer to skip that step, using gelatin to set the custards instead. So technically, they are not true pots de créme (the purists here will have to forgive me), but once you see how easy and delicious they are you’ll forget all about that technicality.

White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme made in a blender

The KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender makes this dessert a breeze: quickly melting and liquifying the custard mixture with the white chocolate into a silky smooth cream. Then simply pour into serving vessels and chill until set. No baking, no messy water bath, no fuss.

Visit the KitchenAid® Kitchenthusiast™ blog for the recipe »

And now, since I wouldn’t dare talk about this fabulous blender without giving you a chance to win one…

KitchenAid® Diamond-Series Blender Giveaway

Here’s your chance to own your very own KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender in the color of your choice (say it with me, ooooh, aaahhh!) This blender retails for $149, but KitchenAid® has generously offered one to a lucky L&OO reader.

Click through for your chance to win!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by KitchenAid®, Inc. As always, all opinions written are purely my own.

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  1. 1
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 3:29 am

    i’ve heard you can whip cream with a blender and i’d like to see if that’s actually the truth.

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    They have purple!
    Oh, my, that brown looks like chocolate!

    Do I have to get it dirty? Can’t I just sit and stair at it for a minute?

    maybe not be an unconventional concoction for you but I’d like to try hummus. It never seems to work when I try it.

    Wait, I have a copycat recipe for Chili’s Queso and it recommends using a blender to get the texture right. That’s what I’ll do first. Or maybe cranberry salsa.

    I’m at bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

  3. 3
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:17 am

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:20 am

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I also subscribed . . . wondering why I hadn’t already . . .

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Sadly, not eligible for the competition as I live in London. Looks utterly delicious, though. I love the little pots that you serve the creme in – may I ask where they are from?

    • Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Skye! They are actually Weck Jars. Lovely little multi-purpose things. :)

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    ellie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 4:41 am

    my dad is greek and makes the best stuffed tomatoes. he has only a tiny blender so spends truly an hour blending the tomato juice in batches, and covering the kitchen in the process. so while it is not so unconventional to blend tomato juice, i cannot imagine a better gift for him!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I’d blend up peanut butter spiked with bourbon, white chocolate, and vanilla!

    And your white choc pots de creme are gorgeous. pinned

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:34 am

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to blend some coconut butter with espresso powder – so that will be my first concoction! 

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I was already following you – but now also follow Kitchenaid. Tweeted! Katrina_Simeck https://twitter.com/Katrina_Simeck/status/407835355975389184

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:37 am

    and…followed both on Pinterest. Username ksimeck. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  12. 12
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Green smoothies! 

  13. 14
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I’d whip up a fennel and apple smoothie with some grapes and spinach.

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Folowing on Pinterest, too

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    Jeanne ODonnell
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I would probably make a green smoothie!

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    Jeanne ODonnell
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I subscribe to your e-mail.

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    Jeanne ODonnell
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I follow you on pinterest.

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    Jeanne ODonnell
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I follow kitchenaid on pinterest.

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    Mira
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I’d make a peanut butter, maple syrup, banana smoothie!

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    Sascha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I subscribe 

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    Sascha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I would for sure make some kind of soup 

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    Vicky
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I’d try to make butter from cream!

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    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

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    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I would make my favorite banana-kale-pineapple smoothie.

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I’d make myself a Christmas Smoothie!

    Maybe some banana, orange zest, cinnamon, dates and almond milk! 

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    • Kathy
      Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      That combination sounds delicious~~~that’s what I’d make too!

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    Shannon
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I’d blend up a spinach smoothie w/ chia seeds — lots of fruits and veg! Trying to keep the sweets to a minimum until Christmas Eve. 

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    Debi
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Blend popcorn oil , garlic powder, pkg ranch dressing to pour over pretzels. Bake and get great “ranch Pretzels”,

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    Florence
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I will blend papaya + milk… an old childhood favorite. 

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    Florence
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:18 am

    twitter: snoshhiee

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    Mark S
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I’m thinking I’d try out some different breakfast smoothie recipes

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

    My mom makes a fantastic (Chinese) turnip/daikon cake with her blender. I’d try it out with the KitchenAid!

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    Shanna
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I would love to make some nut butters with herb combinations that you can’t find in the stores.

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    Shanna
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Following both Love and Olive Oil and Kitchen Aid on pinterest. Username: ladeedaladeeda

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Something with avocado and chocolate!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I follow you guys on Pinterest (@vanillasugar)

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    cori
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

    maybe a parmesan pots de creme and some homemade crackers to scoop!

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    Tina Manderson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I would make my liquid pumpkin pie soup (squash soup with a pumpkin pie topping) I use my immersion blender but it does not make it as sliky smooth as a good blender would.

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I’d make some soup! For sure! 

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I follow both on Pinterest (emilyruns1)

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter (z0mbiepirate@gmail.com) 

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I follow both on Twitter and tweeted (emily_runs)

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    Margaret
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I think I’d try out different shakes/smoothies. 

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Can this handle a green smoothie? My current blender can pulverize greens, but not really blend them. I’d like to make a decent green smoothie.

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    Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I want the orange one to match my mixer!
    I could make so many lovely smoothies in that. 

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    Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I subscribe via email. 

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    Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I follow on Pinterest, username metully

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Twitter: Followed, followed, and tweeted (@tragicsandwich)

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    Patricia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Hee! That purple blender makes me think of Marie on Breaking Bad.

    Heck, I’d do THIS recipe first, it sounds great!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Pinterest: Followed and followed (@tragicsandwich)

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    Megan S
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Oaxacan chocolate creme pots 

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    Penny
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Kabocha Squash Pie filling. Its so good, but the blender would make the pie extra smooth.

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    Stephen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I would love to try the pots de creme in a new silver blender.  That looks wonderful!

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    Nora B
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I want to make a coffee milkshake!

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    Abby
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I”d whip up some delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothies! :) 

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    Angel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I would try this recipe, it looks amazing and I also love to try different smoothie recipes

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I’d make these chocolate almond milk pots de creme I’ve been dying to make! 

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    Angel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    Faith Sherman
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Winter Guacamole

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Orrrr I could make these “blender cupcakes” I saw recently.

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    Kristyn
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful photos as always and this dessert sounds like a must for holiday entertaining! I’d make a sweet potato soup in this blender!

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    Kecia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I would make pie shakes. Sweet potato pie shakes are the best.

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    courtney
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

    i’d make myself a green smoothie! i’ve been dying for one and can’t find them anywhere here in germany! 

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    Mary
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I’ve heard you can pulse pie crust in a blender…

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    Sandy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

    My friend made homemade butter from heavy cream in her blender that was absolutely delicious!

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    Asma
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I would make smoothies!

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    Jeanne
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I would make hollandaise! (Already subscribed).

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’d whip up a batch of my family’s smoked gouda and broccoli soup! It always tastes better when it’s blended smooth. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! 

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    Daphnee Reynolds
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’d make a nice drink for myself first. 

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    Daphnee Reynolds
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I follow kitchen aid and love & olive oil on Pinterest. My Pinterest name is Daphnee Reynolds

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    Stephani
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I like to make hummus! Thank you very much!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I follow on Pinterest  @kchysmith

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    Mike
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Probably some sort of soup :)

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I would make these, except I’d do half a batch with white chocolate and half a batch with dark chocolate and layer them together like peppermint bark. Mmm. Now I’m hungry. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sandy Headtke
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Unconventional?   Me never, I’m a picky eater just the thought makes me think I need to blend up a margarita

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    Erika
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

    A green super smoothie packed with kale and spinach for sure!

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    Sandy Headtke
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I subscribe to your email

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Following you both on Twitter and tweeted accordingly! (@jayemkae)

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    Sandy Headtke
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest as Sandy Headtke

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    And following on Pinterest as well! (jaymariah)

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    Rachel M-K
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I would make pumpkin butter for the season.

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    Kristin K
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I would make lots and lots of soups!

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    Kristin K
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I’m a subscriber!

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    Marisha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I would definitely try making my own peanut butter! Yumm..

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    Jena Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    It’s not really unconventional.. but I would make soups first! Perfect for wintertime. 

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    Marisha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Already a subscriber :)

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    Jena Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I follow you and KitchenAid on Pinterest! Username: jenamarie91

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    Lauren
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

    A smoothie!

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    Jena Marie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Followed on twitter & tweeted. Username: jenamarie91
    :)

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    Marisha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Following on twitter and tweeted :) @marishaloraine

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    Maureen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I would love to make the gazpacho soup that my father loves.
    I would love to knead bread in it for my husband,

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    Nicole Walters
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Charcoal is gorgeous…I would make some butternut squash soup…

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    Manette Gutterman
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Butternut squash & rosemary soup!

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    Marisha
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Following on Pinterest :) username marisha

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    Kristin K
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I follow both on Pinterest as beatlechic!

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    Stephanye
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    In my house, the first thing blended would probably one of my boyfriend’s favorite smoothies.

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    Savannagal
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    The first thing I’d make is a batch of margaritas with fresh cranberries. Perfect for the season. Cheers!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Bourbon whipped cream in a blender!!

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    I get emails!

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted

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