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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. 101
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I follow on pinterest!

  2. 102
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I would make warm pureed soups in fall and winter, and refreshing smoothies and gazpachos when the weather is warm!

  3. 103
    Christina H
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Green smoothie!

  4. 104
    suzy colson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

    cranberry smoothie!

  5. 105
    Allycen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

    It’s not terribly unconventional, but I would make margaritas.

  6. 106
    Ken G.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I have a great recipe for green salsa that requires a blender.  That would be first on the list.

  7. 107
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I think I would try my hand at a new soup – maybe loaded mashed potato soup made with bacon fat? 

  8. 108
    Chantal
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I would try to make Homemade Nutella for my Hubby – He loves that!

  9. 109
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Tweeted from @cakenknife!

  10. 110
    Mary K.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I would make Chilled Strawberry Rhubarb Soup!

  11. 111
    Julia Johnson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Already subscribed on e-mail at jjohnson@wswcpas.com

  12. 112
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Would love to make some basil/mint pesto, so refreshing and delicious! AMAZING giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  13. 113
    Julia Johnson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I would whip up a chocolate, banana, strawberry smoothie!

  14. 114
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I subscribed to the email. Didn’t realize I hadn’t before now.

  15. 115
    Julia Johnson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Tweeted from jbjau89

  16. 116
    Melanie Roberts
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    My husband makes the creamiest smoothies. I would have him try that first.

  17. 117
    Katie Brizendine
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Just a smoothie!

  18. 118
    Julia Johnson
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Followed on Pinterest: jbjau89

  19. 119
    Melanie Roberts
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    My husband makes the creamiest smoothies. I would have him make one first. 

  20. 120
    Eluch
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I would be soooo surprised and excited having this blender that I wouldn’t know what blend at all! It would be a dream come true!! 

  21. 121
    Marcia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I’ve had some blender-mishaps recently with my old blender so I’d love to try butternut squash soup in this one! (not exactly unconventional….!)

  22. 122
    Marcia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I subscribe via email

  23. 123
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I would try my recipe for sweet potato hummus again.

  24. 124
    Marcia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I follow Love & Olive Oil on Pinterest

  25. 125
    Stephanie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I would make waffles:)

  26. 126
    Marcia
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I follow KitchenAid on Pinterest

  27. 127
    Alyssa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I would make banana “ice cream”!

  28. 128
    Alyssa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I subscribe to emails!

  29. 129
    Shelly
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I’d make peanut butter!

  30. 130
    Natacha Payen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Chocolate milk whipped cream and condensed milk omg! Yeah I hope I win!

  31. 131
    Alyssa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I follow you both on Twitter and tweeted! https://twitter.com/motobean84/status/407890522582163456
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  32. 132
    Alyssa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest!

  33. 133
    Shelly
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest.

  34. 134
    Ashley Criscitiello
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I would make a groundnut soup that I have been dying to try out!

  35. 135
    Ashley Criscitiello
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I subscribe too!

  36. 136
    Stacy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I’m stealing someone else’s idea and saying I’d like to make butter – I’ve always wanted to try it, and this would be the perfect excuse!

  37. 137
    Katie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

    It’s not super unconventional but I would probably mix up a green smoothie. 

  38. 138
    Katie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I already subscribe to your newsletter.

  39. 139
    Youko
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Love making all kinds of blended soups around this time of year, especially carrot-ginger or butternut squash :)

  40. 140
    Youko
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I follow you on Pintrest

  41. 141
    Judy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I’d probably whip up a wine slushy.  

  42. 142
    Becca Entenberg
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I made meyer lemon olive oil custard in my blender once; the heat from the blades cooked it! It was really cool. I think I’d make that again.

  43. 143
    Katherine
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I would make gazpacho.

  44. 144
    Charlotte Fleming
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I would make fluffy whipped coconut oil with dried herbs–lavender to start.

  45. 145
    jessie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    i would whip up some popovers for my husband :)

  46. 146
    Becca Entenberg
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I followed and tweeted :)

    • Becca Entenberg
      Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

      And my Twitter username is beccaentenberg :)

  47. 147
    Katherine
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I followed both on Pinterest. My username is KLMC. 

  48. 148
    Chimene
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    The first thing I would whip up is some ham.   And thank you for a chance to win.

  49. 149
    Christeen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I’m not sure if unconventional, but maybe a vegetable soup.  A great way to get my kids to eat veggies!

  50. 150
    Becca Entenberg
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I follow on Pinterest (beccaentenberg)

  51. 151
    bill martin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Melon snothie mmmmmmm

  52. 152
    Beverly
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

    As I am so new to cooking and am tired of jar salsa, I think I would use it to make my own salsa with fresh tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Yum.

  53. 153
    Tina
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Cranberry sangria smoothies

  54. 154
    Christeen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I subscribed to the email newsletter.

  55. 155
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I’d make a cupcake. I have several recipes that can be done completely in a blender, the real question would be which one I’d do first….and that’s a tough one!

  56. 156
    Stephanie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I subscribe on RSS (feedly).

  57. 157
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I’ve followed you on Pintrest now.

  58. 158
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I’ve followed. KitchenAid on Pintrest.

  59. 159
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    Following both on  Twitter.

  60. 160
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Obviously I already subscribe to your newsletter. ???????????? Good luck everyone!

  61. 161
    Katie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I recently saw a recipe for Sage Hollandaise that I really want to try!

  62. 162
    sharonjo
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I wonder if you can make cole slaw in a blender? If I win, maybe I’ll try it. Thanks!

  63. 163
    Carla
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Well since I’ve never owned a blender, everything would be unconventional for me.  I think i would most like to try making hummus

  64. 164
    Katie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I subscribe by email!

  65. 165
    sharonjo
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I’m an email subscriber.
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  66. 166
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

    IDK how I don’t own a blender yet. I somehow get by with just my bullet and food processor. I cannot think of anything unconventional, but I do love making green monster smoothies!

  67. 167
    sharonjo
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I follow both on twitter @sharonjo2
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/407894734938439680

  68. 168
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted

  69. 169
    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I would make green smoothies and I would love to try making my own almond butter!

  70. 170
    jan
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    soup

  71. 171
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I would try to make a delicious mushroom soup with fresh mushrooms. I have had one that was made in a blender and it was smooth and creamy without having to add cream! 

  72. 172
    jan
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I subscribe by email

  73. 173
    sharonjo
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I follow both on pinterest
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  74. 174
    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I am already an email subscriber :)

  75. 175
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I would probably make some soup in the blender – its getting to be the perfect weather for it.

  76. 176
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I follow on Pinterest @thespiffycookie

  77. 177
    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I follow on twitter and tweeted
    @kathleen_fo

  78. 178
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Well…since it that time of year I would blend cranberry sauce in my new red kitchen aid blender.

  79. 179
    jan
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I follow both on pinterest.  Username: jan

  80. 180
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I’m already an email subscriber!!!!!

  81. 181
    Kathleen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I follow on pinterest
    @celo_quinn
    http://www.pinterest.com/celo_quinn/boards/

  82. 182
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I tweeted from @lovenconfection

  83. 183
    Lisa Mays
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    AHHHH! The beautiful silver colored blender would be PERFECT for blending up my one-serving soups that I make for myself at lunch during the week. I have made my “New Year’s” Resolution early this year and I am determined to eat more veggies and a satisfying way is different soup concoctions! Yep, this amazing blender would be a perfect tool for better health in the new year!

  84. 184
    Karen Tannenbaum
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I would whip up my first ever green smoothie…and for me that would be unconventional as I prefer to eat my veggies “whole”.

  85. 185
    Lisa Mays
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Twitter:   @winewithlisa  !

  86. 186
    Jess Tracey
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I’m already subscribed!

    I’d make pureed soup. It’d be so smooth!

  87. 187
    kathy pilato
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I would start with smoothies and work my way through a cookbook!

  88. 188
    Melissa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I’m obsessed with cauliflower mashed potatoes, so I will make those first! And then I will use it every day. :)

  89. 189
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’d probably try to make some homemade salsa!

  90. 190
    kathy pilato
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I follow L&O and KA on twitter katpilato

  91. 191
    Lynn Snitker
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Not so unconventional but I would make smoothies and would also love to try to make butter.
    Thank you for the chance to win this blender I have been wanting to buy a Kitchen Aid Blender.

  92. 192
    Amy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I would blend some tomato soup.

  93. 193
    Melissa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I’ve now followed both you and kitchen aid on Pinterest! My username is saythankyou!!!

  94. 194
    kathy pilato
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I follow both on pinterest: kathy pilato

  95. 195
    Amy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I follow love and olive oil and kitchen aid on pinterest.

  96. 196
    Beth
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

    It is way too normal but I love my 4 chocolate malts.

  97. 197
    Sherye Beckman
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I would love to try my Butternut Squash base in the blender.
    I use it for Mac & Cheese!

  98. 198
    Beth
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I receive email updates.

  99. 199
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I would whip up different nut butters.  

  100. 200
    Emily Mainquist
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I would make chimichurri sauce!