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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. 1101
    lori
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I have a recipe for an ice cream that requires a blender, that’s what I’d use it for first.

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    lori
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

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    Katie
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I think I would make a very smooth type of soup, like a puree.  This is a great giveaway.

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    Karen Padilla
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I would love to make a mole sauce in the lime green one!

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    Jessy W
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I subscribed.

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    Jessy W
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I would love to make smoothies. But a frozen hot chocolate would be great this time of year.

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    Jessy W
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I follow on Pinterest Hootowl

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    Jessy W
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I follow on twitter. I am @hootowl1978. I tweeted.

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    Joan
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Fresh tomato sauce, cinnamon, mint, and a little feta are amazing blended together and served over orzo.

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    Joan
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I am a new subscriber-thanks for the opportunity

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    Liz
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    One of those fabulously healthy green juices/smoothies… yum! Thanks so much!

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    Marisa D
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I would love to try pots de crème.

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    Susan P.
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    It’s not really unconventional but I would make mayonnaise – which is unconventional for me!

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    Susan P.
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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    Susan P.
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I follow both on Twitter and tweeted. @orchidlady01

    https://twitter.com/orchidlady01/status/410601247431872514

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    Susan P.
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I followed both on Pinterest. orchidlady01pin

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    Sabrina Palmeri
    Posted On December 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    The first thing I would make would be a breakfast smoothie. 

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    Tanya
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 3:36 am

    The first thing I’d blend is quite likely crepe batter, since I make crepes often.

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    Tanya
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I subscribe via e-mail.

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    kristin
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    avocado and kale smoothie!

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    Annette
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I’d make a smoothie with fruits and veggies.

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    Annette
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I subscribe via email.

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    Annette
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I followed you both on Twitter and tweeted the message. (@ThatTuxedoCat)

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    Annette
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I follow you both on Pinterest (pinterest.com/polishedgirl)

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    Tara
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I’d make post-run smoothies!

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    Tara
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Follow on pintrest- Barnardt

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    andrea
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I love this giveaway! I have really only made protein shakes and smoothies (ok, maybe a daiquiri or two…!), but after reading some of the comments here, I’ve got plenty of great ideas! I like the cranberry marg idea! Sounds fab!!

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    Ashley
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I would try to make my own nut butters!  I would also love to try to make my own allergy free whipped cream!

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    Ashley
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I subscribed to your blog!

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    Ashley
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @heyitsashley83

    • Ashley
      Posted On December 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      And I followed @loveandoliveoil @KitchenAidUSA

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    Ashley
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I followed both Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAid® on Pinterest!  http://www.pinterest.com/heyitsashleyyy/

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    Kimberly Martin
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I’d make a kale smoothie! Maybe one that the folks at work won’t make fun of!
    And I follow you on pinterest (barelymissing).

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    Shawna Campbell
    Posted On December 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I would use it to make eggnog. 

  34. 1134
    Sarah
    Posted On December 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I would blend up a new holiday drink, with cranberries and thyme!

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    Sarah
    Posted On December 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I follow you on twitter – sfrankiewicz.

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