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. A pesto sauce!

  2. Tomatillo salsa!

  3. I saw Alton Brown whip up a crepe batter in a blender once — I’d definitely give that a try!

  4. I subscribe via email ;)

  5. I have always wanted to start doing smoothies.

  6. Ooh!! The colors! I would start out with a lemon honey blender pie :) but oh the possibilities!

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  8. I’d make a batch of “Doggie Ice Cream” – the granddogs love it.

  9. I am not sure if it’s unconventional, but I think I would make up a wonderfully refreshing MOJITO!! Ahhh Mint!

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  13. I would make chimichurri sauce.

  14. Anything with chocolate! Or I might try something with kale and spinach to be healthy after all the holiday snacking. 

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  16. I follow Love and Olive Oil and Kitchen Aid on pinterest.  My pinterest name is Robin

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  18. I follow Love and Olive Oil and Kitchen Aid on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway.  My tweeter name is RobinMoss59

  19. I would make my favorite green smoothie ,
    inspired by one of your blog posts. It has spinach, mango, banana, lots of fresh ginger, almond milk, Chia seeds, and greek yogurt. I have to stir it by hand in the blender I have now, so this blender would be awesome! Yum!

  20. i’d whip up some yummy humus!

  21. I would concoct whipped cream!

  22. I already subscribed via email!

  23. I already subscribe to your blog and newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. I would make some white chocolate peanut butter.

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  26. I’ve been dying to try my hand at making yorkshire puddings, and I think the easiest way to make the batter would be to wizz it up in one of these beautiful blenders!

  27. I would make a blueberry smoothie!

  28. I would try and make a gazpacho! I’ve heard and seen a lot about it but never actually tried it.

  29. I think I would try to make a soup. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. i follow on twitter and tweeted: @thomatuttle

  31. I would LOVE to see the turquoise blender sitting on my counter and I’d look for excuses to use it. It may not be too unconventional, but I make a slammin’ cilantro pesto that is a bit tart, a bit spicy and a lot mmmmmm. Perfect over pasta, baked potatoes, roasted veggies even.

  32. I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. 

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  33. i follow both on pinterest: erin_thomason

  34. I’ve not had or used a blender in years…  I used to love to make hollandaise in the blender!

  35. Already follow you on Pinterest!

  36. My mom always swore that banana bread was best made in a blender – I’d like to test that theory!

  37. I’d make spinach smoothies to enjoy after the holiday gluttony passes.

  38. I would go smoothie-crazy! :)

  39. Well, I don’t have a blender so making a kale smoothie would be unconventional for me!

  40. Hummus. I’d totally make hummus in a blender.

  41. Definitely a green smoothie!!

  42. I would make hummus and also mint pesto for falafel sliders!

  43. My concoction would be roasted pepper hummus !!!!!  I love them all but by far ORANGE has me swept away !  I am writing a cookbook and This would be fabulous in one of my Food Porn Photos !

  44. I’d blend up some frappacinos and using a molecular gastronomy technique turn it into frappacino fairy dust.

  45. Is salsa conventional? I like to make an avocado green salsa that takes me back to summer days!  

  46. Watermelon mint julep..slurrp

  47. It’s not unconventional, but I’d make these lovely pots de creme

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  50. Gazpacho!

  51. I love pureeing up a can of beans to thicken up soups.

  52. It’s not unconventional, but I’d be blending up some watermelon margaritas first thing! :)

  53. White Chocolate Peppermint Dot La Cream
    My first use of the blender!!!

  54. mango chilli margaritas!!!

  55. Gazpacho!

  56. I would whip up a spiked eggnog gingerbread smoothie!!

  57. oh the things i could create!! i would grind my own almond flour to make marzipan from scratch, followed by a myriad of pestos, salsas and sauces. I could also use it to make nutritious smoothies with avocados!!

  58. Oh geez! That purple one is amazing. I’ve been meaning to try avocado chocolate pudding. I’d whip it up in that blender for sure. 

  59. Butterscotch Maple Pots de Creme! (Isn’t that what everyone is doing?)

  60. I would make my unconventional world’s fluffiest potato pancakes that require a strong blender!

  61. I would attempt a dairy-free egg nog, with rum of course!

  62. I’d like to try making a spanish gazpacho with almonds and grapes. 

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  65. I’ve been craving homemade hummus so I would probably whip up a few different combos for differing taste-cravings.

  66. I subscribe to your emails :)

  67. I would blend up some healthy creamy soups thickened by root vegetables and/or beans, rather than cream.

  68. I love the orange! I would love to try my hand at almond milk with a hint of salt. Yummy! That, of course, would lead to some lovely almond paste that I would make into a lovely chocolate almond spread. Ohhh….

  69. Definitely our holiday eggnog recipe! Love all the fab colors!

  70. I use it for my hot sauce/garlic/egg deer repellant. But also for good stuff.

  71. Happy to be following you on Pinterest!

  72. Might not be too unconventional, but I love to make green smoothies with spinach, banana and pineapple. 

  73. I’d make a green smoothie for my picky daughter!

  74. totally not conventional, but i’d be making a lot of soup!

  75. Those blenders look awesome! Since we are in the holiday season, I think I would like to try my hand at making eggnog from scratch! Never tried it and this blender would make it grand!!

  76. I love smoothies and have a bit of an obsession with them. I think I would make a dark chocolate cherry almond smoothie. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. I also am already an email subscriber.

  78. I also follow you and kitchenaid on Pinterest!

  79. Some wonderful new purple drink in my new purple blender!

  80. I already subscribe via email :)

  81. Margaritas by the quart!

  82. I would love to make up some yummy tomato soup or butternut squash soup! I’m in desperate need of a blender!

  83. I am subscribed to the newsletter as well!

  84. I’d love to try some almond butter with a kick of pepper in it.

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  86. Follow both on pinterest as suburbsanity.

  87. I’d love to try making some chimmichurri sauce, finally, to go w Christmas steaks (our tradition). 

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  88. I’d pulverize pecans for making rum balls! 

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  89. I would use it to help me make all the amazing Love and Olive Oil recipe’s I’m loving!!! but first, I would make my “Santa Claus” an egg nog to die for..OMG – the colours available..I’m in love!!!!

  90. Sorghum Cranberry Salsa is what I would make first :)   But that’s just the start.   Hummus, Hazelnut Mousse, Green Smoothies, Mmmm!

    Pick meeeeeeeee!!!

  91. I’m also subscribed to your emails :)

  92. oh my gosh, what a perfect holiday treat!  i would make either this or some chocolate avocado pudding first :)

  93. I’d make Mexican chilled avocado soup with toasted avocado leaves.

  94. I subscribe to Love and Olive Oil e-mails.

  95. WHIP CREAM !!!!!!! – peppermint flavor

  96. I follow both Love and Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest. ( )

  97. I would make butternut squash soup!!

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  99. I’d make the “Frozen Cappuccino” that my daughter came up with & is a specialty drink at coffee shops we host :)

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