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…

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

  2. Green smoothie!

  3. cranberry smoothie!

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

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

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

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

  8. I would make Chilled Strawberry Rhubarb Soup!

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

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

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

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

  15. Just a smoothie!

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

  18. 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!! 

  19. 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….!)

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  21. I would try my recipe for sweet potato hummus again.

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  23. I would make waffles:)

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  25. I would make banana “ice cream”!

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  27. I’d make peanut butter!

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

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

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  34. 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!

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

  36. I already subscribe to your newsletter.

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

  38. I follow you on Pintrest

  39. I’d probably whip up a wine slushy.  

  40. 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.

  41. I would make gazpacho.

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

  43. i would whip up some popovers for my husband :)

  44. I followed and tweeted :)

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

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

  48. I follow on Pinterest (beccaentenberg)

  49. Melon snothie mmmmmmm

  50. 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.

  51. Cranberry sangria smoothies

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  53. 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!

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  55. I’ve followed you on Pintrest now.

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

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

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

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

  62. I subscribe by email!

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  64. 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!

  65. I follow both on twitter @sharonjo2

  66. I follow on Twitter and tweeted

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

  68. 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! 

  69. I subscribe by email

  70. I am already an email subscriber :)

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

  72. I follow on Pinterest @thespiffycookie

  73. I follow on twitter and tweeted

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

  75. I follow both on pinterest.  Username: jan

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

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  78. I tweeted from @lovenconfection

  79. 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!

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

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  82. I’m already subscribed!

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

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

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

  85. I’d probably try to make some homemade salsa!

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  87. 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.

  88. I would blend some tomato soup.

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

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

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

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

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  95. I would whip up different nut butters.  

  96. I would make chimichurri sauce!

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