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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. 201
    Lauren
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

    A pesto sauce!

  2. 202
    Rafal
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Tomatillo salsa!

  3. 203
    Rebecca
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

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

  4. 204
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I subscribe via email ;)

  5. 205
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I have always wanted to start doing smoothies.

  6. 206
    Jade Schaffer
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

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

  7. 207
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I Follow @loveandoliveoil and @KitchenAidUSA on twitter and  I tweeted. user name:  dawn_logterman

  8. 208
    Mary
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

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

  9. 209
    Kim Crofoot
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

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

  10. 210
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I Follow both Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest.  user name:  cupatea50

  11. 211
    Lynn Snitker
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I followed Love and Oil on pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/marieroena

  12. 212
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I already subscribe via email!

  13. 213
    Emily Mainquist
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I would make chimichurri sauce.

  14. 214
    Ariel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

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

  15. 215
    Ariel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I subscribed to Love and Olive Oil!

  16. 216
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

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

  17. 217
    Lynn Snitker
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I have subscribed to Love and Oils email.

  18. 218
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

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

  19. 219
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

    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. 220
    Erin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

    i’d whip up some yummy humus!

  21. 221
    Jennifer F.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I would concoct whipped cream!

  22. 222
    Jennifer F.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I already subscribed via email!

  23. 223
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

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

  24. 224
    Heather
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I would make some white chocolate peanut butter.

  25. 225
    Erin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

    i have already subscrribed by email: erinthomason5atgmail.com

  26. 226
    Sindhu
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

    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. 227
    Kim
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I would make a blueberry smoothie!

  28. 228
    Nicole S.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

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

  29. 229
    Kat
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

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

  30. 230
    Erin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

    i follow on twitter and tweeted: @thomatuttle

  31. 231
    Robin Lowery
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

    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. 232
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

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

    Katherine Cebrian

  33. 233
    Erin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

    i follow both on pinterest: erin_thomason

  34. 234
    Jeanette
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

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

  35. 235
    Jeanette
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Already follow you on Pinterest!

  36. 236
    Giuliana
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

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

  37. 237
    kate
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

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

  38. 238
    Jaime
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I would go smoothie-crazy! :)

  39. 239
    Mrs Vicki
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

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

  40. 240
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

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

  41. 241
    Kristin
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Definitely a green smoothie!!

  42. 242
    Katie Cauthen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

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

  43. 243
    Melanie Stansbury
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

    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. 244
    Robin Chesser
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

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

  45. 245
    Margaret Lamar
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

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

  46. 246
    Vaishali
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Watermelon mint julep..slurrp

  47. 247
    Denise O
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

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

  48. 248
    Margaret Lamar
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

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  49. 249
    Robin Chesser
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I subscribe to Love and Olive Oil via email.

  50. 250
    Mrs Vicki
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Gazpacho!

  51. 251
    Kari M
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

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

  52. 252
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

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

  53. 253
    joy hinton
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

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

  54. 254
    charlotte hathaway
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

    mango chilli margaritas!!!

  55. 255
    Ana Van Gulick
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Gazpacho!

  56. 256
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I would whip up a spiked eggnog gingerbread smoothie!!

  57. 257
    kathleen smith
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

    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. 258
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

    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. 259
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

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

  60. 260
    Rachel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

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

  61. 261
    Taryn
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

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

  62. 262
    karen
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

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

  63. 263
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I follow you and kitchenaid on twitter! 

  64. 264
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I follow you and kitchenaid on Pintetest! 

  65. 265
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

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

  66. 266
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I subscribe to your emails :)

  67. 267
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

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

  68. 268
    Linnea
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

    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. 269
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

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

  70. 270
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Subscribed!

  71. 271
    Robin Towse
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

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

  72. 272
    Robin Towse
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Happy to be following you on Pinterest!

  73. 273
    Sharon
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

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

  74. 274
    Rebecca
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

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

  75. 275
    Lindsay
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

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

  76. 276
    Charissa S.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    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!!

  77. 277
    Katie Adler
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

    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!

  78. 278
    Katie Adler
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I also am already an email subscriber.

  79. 279
    Katie Adler
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I also follow you and kitchenaid on Pinterest!

  80. 280
    Daria Hezel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Some wonderful new purple drink in my new purple blender!

  81. 281
    Daria Hezel
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I already subscribe via email :)

  82. 282
    Jo
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Margaritas by the quart!

  83. 283
    Ashley
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

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

  84. 284
    Ashley
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I am subscribed to the newsletter as well!

  85. 285
    debbie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

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

  86. 286
    debbie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:29 am

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  87. 287
    debbie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Follow both on pinterest as suburbsanity.
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  88. 288
    Liz F
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

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

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  89. 289
    Liz F
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I’d pulverize pecans for making rum balls! 

    Emfrancken25 AT hotmail DOT com

  90. 290
    Cindy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    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!!!!

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

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

    Pick meeeeeeeee!!!

  92. 292
    Tiffany
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I’m also subscribed to your emails :)

  93. 293
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

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

  94. 294
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

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

  95. 295
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I subscribe to Love and Olive Oil e-mails.

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    jessica m
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    WHIP CREAM !!!!!!! – peppermint flavor

  97. 297
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I follow both Love and Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest. ( http://www.pinterest.com/dancingeggplant/ )

  98. 298
    Merideth
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I would make butternut squash soup!!

  99. 299
    Merideth
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

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    Amanda
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I don’t know if it’s unconventional, but I’d try some walnut butter first–or maybe homemade nutella!