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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!

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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. 301
    Amanda
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

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

    And I follow on pinterest. Username Amanda Waddell 

  3. 303
    Merideth
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I followed you and kitchenaid on Pinterest

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    Merideth
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  5. 305
    Susan Balman
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Soup! Make soup in the blender!

  6. 306
    raizy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’d just make myself a delicious healthy smoothie every morning#

  7. 307
    Katie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I want to try making my own almond butter!

  8. 308
    cara
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i would make some oatmeal pancakes.. i suppose that isn’t super unconventional. but they are delicious. :]

  9. 309
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve been entirely obsessed with cardamom lately, so maybe vanilla cardamom pots de creme!!

  10. 310
    sydney85
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I would love to make some breakfast smoothies.  Off to a healthy start in 2014.

  11. 311
    sydney85
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  12. 312
    Mary Ann Donaghy
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I’d like to try whipping up a whipped cream dessert.

  13. 313
    sydney85
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  14. 314
    Maddy Kessler
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Peanut butter pumpkin pie milkshake!

  15. 315
    sydney85
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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  16. 316
    Meg G.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I would blend up my delicious homemade penne vodka sauce! I’ve been using a $15 blender from college, and although it does the job, I think it’s time for an update. Thanks!

  17. 317
    Heather B
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I would make a Mocha Fudge Brownie Milkshake.

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    Heather B
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    Heather B
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  22. 322
    Meg G.
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I follow both  Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAid on pinterest. My username is @mgerloff818

  23. 323
    Emma
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    my roommate and I had a habit this summer of making fruit smoothies and spiking them with rum…and since we live in miami, the habit has lasted well into the winter, too!

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    amy DeKok
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I would want the lovely orange! And I would use it to make delish dressing!

  25. 325
    amy DeKok
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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  26. 326
    Natalie S
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I would blend up avocado chocolate mint pudding!

  27. 327
    Natalie S
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I’m subscribed via e-mail!

  28. 328
    Natalie S
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I follow both on Pinterest! (senningern)

  29. 329
    Meg G.
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  30. 330
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Ooooh, that’s hard to say … I’d probably try making soup :)

  31. 331
    Cassie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hazelnut crepe batter, kept in the blender in the fridge for crepes all week long!

  32. 332
    LeAnn
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I heard you can whip egg whites in a blender.  

  33. 333
    Lauren Bell
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I would whip up a wintery/autumn soup – maybe involving soft cooked pumpkin or beets!

  34. 334
    Lauren B
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Bonus entry for following via email.

  35. 335
    Luke
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Cottage cheese. I’m really interested in methods to use cottage cheese as a liquid replacement or possibly an egg replacement in baked goods.

  36. 336
    Lauren B
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Bonus entry for following on Pinterest (lauren_mayerle)

  37. 337
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I want!! I would blend up some oat flour! Then I would make pancake batter in it :) 

  38. 338
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I’d like to blend up a batch of crepes Christmas Eve, and have them ready to pour on Christmas morning.

  39. 339
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    Drew
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Clementine gin fizz!

    • Drew
      Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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  41. 341
    Alyse
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Meyer lemon frappe, I think.

  42. 342
    Bobbi Michelle Gallegos
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Everything Mango!!  Mango smoothies, Mango salsa, Mango marinade… This would be perfect for that! 

  43. 343
    Kady
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    It’s not unconventional but I’d use that baby to spruce up a holiday happy hour!

  44. 344
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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

  45. 345
    Sandra Lea
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I already subscribe to your blog. I would love this blender to make smoothies.  I know that’s boring but there are so many different varieties I could try if I had this blender.  Currently I do not own a blender.

  46. 346
    Rachael
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I would love to make coconut butter in the blender!  

  47. 347
    Rachael
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    Rachael
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  49. 349
    amanda
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Smoothies… guess that’s not too weird though.

  50. 350
    Meg Negrey
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Unconventional blending? My most out there blending I do is blending some beans with some broth to thicken up soups.  But I make pretty out there flavored smoothies daily.

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  51. 351
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  52. 352
    amanda
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    twitter username is amanda223399

  53. 353
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I’d make some peanut butter.  Or blend my coffee with coconut oil (probably more safe than using my immersion blender). 

  54. 354
    amanda
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    pinterest username is amanda

  55. 355
    Meg Negrey
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    And I followed on Pinterest

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  56. 356
    Wehaf
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I would make some pumpkin spice eggnog.

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    Meg Negrey
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    And I subscribed to your newsletter.  :)

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  58. 358
    Juli V
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I would probably start with a frozen Kahlua and cream. 

  59. 359
    Juli V
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    Juli V
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    Juli V
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  62. 362
    Deirdre
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I’d make a sticky toffee pudding cake batter!

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    Psuke Bariah
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    It’s becoming less unconventional as time goes – but the cashew cream base for vegan cheese. It can be done in a food processor, but I suspect a good blender might actually get a little creamier.

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    Belladatura
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Not at all unconventional, but I’d make margaritas! The blender I have currently doesn’t do a great job with the ice, so I’d love to put this one to the test. So many fun colors!

  65. 365
    MaryB
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    It’s not very unconventional but I would make sauce for bread pudding. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  66. 366
    MaryB
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I subscribe via email.

  67. 367
    Melissa
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Protein pancake batter (its not gross, I promise!)

  68. 368
    MaryB
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I follow both on Pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/okieinwa/

  69. 369
    Kaylene
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    This is not unconventional but would be a first for me since I don’t have a blender. I would try pesto. I currently make it with a mortar and pestle and that makes my arms tired!

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    Vicki F
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I have been wanting to try one of those green power drinks; the KA Blender would be perfect for that.

  71. 371
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I’d give frozen hot chocolate a go with this wonderful blender!

  72. 372
    Naomi
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I’d blend up a coconut, chocolate, raspberry milkshake. 

  73. 373
    Sadie Ulman
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    vegetarian chorizo mix :)

  74. 374
    Naomi
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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    Naomi
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I follow Love & Olive Oli and KitchenAid on Pinterest.
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  76. 376
    Victoria
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I would make cauliflower soup! So delicious and comforting :)

  77. 377
    JG
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Bloody Mary mix!

  78. 378
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Almond butter! I’ve always wanted to make that!

  79. 379
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

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    Following loveandoliveoil on Pinterest!

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    Allison C
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I would make Butternut squash soup with ginger and apples.

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    Allison C
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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  83. 383
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I would make a festive vanilla shake spiked with some bourbon and eggnog :)

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    Allison C
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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    Following on Pinterest! Username: britainknee

  86. 386
    Meredith
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    A boozy milkshake

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    Charlsey G
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Not unconventional, but I really want to make my own mayo :)

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    Charlsey G
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I receive your emails :)

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    Caitlyn
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’d make some kind of soup.

  90. 390
    Betsy Hu
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I would blend up some maple syrup and carrot soup!

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    Xueying
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    butternut squash soup!

  92. 392
    Jamie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I would most likely brew up some sort of frothy holiday beverage—perhaps a citrusy one!

  93. 393
    Jamie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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  94. 394
    Jamie
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I followed both on pinterest! Username: jamiedarlin

  95. 395
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I would make salsa and maybe try a peanut butter pie filling too.

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    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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    Rosey
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I would make a PB&J smoothie.

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    Sara
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I would definitely use my new blender to try out the Chocolate Peppermint pots de creme recipe above. For me, that would be new and unconventional.

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    Christina
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I would use it to blend up pancake batter.

  100. 400
    Posted On December 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    omg, they all look so pretty.  i’d go crazy picking a color.
    First thing I’d make is a Tomato Basil Soup for these cold winter nights.