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.
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 more »
White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme
Avoiding the oven and using a blender to whip up a decadent dessert with a fraction of the effort. Lightly sweetened with white chocolate and with a subtle hint of peppermint, this easy pots de crème recipe is sure to become a fast favorite.
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
- 4 large egg yolks
- 6 ounces (1 cup) good quality white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate*
- 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- fresh whipped cream, for topping
- Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small dish. Let sit for 5 minutes to soften.
- In a saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until it starts to steam, stirring occasionally. Do not let it boil.
- In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Using a large spoon or ladle, slowly drizzle about 1/3 of the warm cream into the egg yolks, whisking vigorously the entire time. The goal is to incorporate the hot cream gradually so the egg yolks are tempered rather than cooked. When about 1/3 of the cream has been incorporated and the mixture is warm to the touch, pour mixture back into saucepan with the rest of the cream. Stir over medium-low heat, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan as you go, for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. It should measure approximately 170 to 175ºF.
- Place white chocolate chips in the canister of a blender. Pulse two or three times to break chips into fine pieces. Pour hot cream mixture over top of chips and let sit for 30 seconds. Blend on medium-low speed until white chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides and corners of the blender as necessary. Add softened gelatin and peppermint extract and blend for 2 to 3 seconds more to incorporate.
- Divide evenly among ramekins or jars and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream, if desired.
* When purchasing white chocolate, the higher quality, the better. Cocoa butter should be listed as one of the first ingredients. If you see no cocoa butter at all (as is the case with most name-brand white baking chips, unfortunately) move on to another brand.
Did you make this recipe?
Let us know what you think!
Leave a Comment below or share a photo and tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #loveandoliveoil.
Sponsored by KitchenAid®, Inc. As always, all opinions written are purely my own.
I think I would just play it safe at first. Maybe a great smoothie for my kids.
Homemade baby food
I’d try a soup that needed to be blended. My current $10 blender wouldn’t do a good job of a hot liquid!
My sister makes potatoe pancakes in the blender, I would like to try it
vanilla papaya cream popsicles
I subscribe to Love and Olive Oil by email.
I follow Kitchen Aid on Pinterest and my username is Mary L.
I follow Love and Olive Oil on Pinterest. My user name is Mary L.
I would blend up chicken livers, oats and oil to make treats for my cat. Haven’t been able to do this, since my blender died.
I followed both accounts on Pinterest. My name is Lilly Li.
I will definitely do a bunch of green smoothies. I am really into healthy living stuff these days and have read many many blogs about different green smoothies, but have never had a chance to try one since I don’t own a blender. I’d LOVE to have the pink one!!!! OMG it’s so cute…
I followed both on pinterest.. Username: neenya29
I followed & tweeted! Username: muffinFAE
All kinds of smoothies, different flavors, fruits, spices etc. i’m a smoothie lover :)
I would make my favorite salsa verde!
Bacon chocolate smoothie!
I would make a peppermint mocha frappachino. And probably the creme above!
Twitter : @snpowell88
Already a subscriber. I want the green one!!! I would make some white pepper ginger creme sauce.
I follow you and kitchen aid on pinterest
I’d make a spin-off of a frozen hot chocolate. Perhaps with candy bar inspiration.
I woild love the Pink one and I would blend up the peppermint white chocolate sounds delish.
I follow you and Kitchen Aid on Pinterest. I’m whiskandbisque on Pinterest.
Holy moly I think I’d have to make these pots du creme first, because I won’t be able to think of anything else until I taste them.
I would love try and make frozen yogurt or gazpacho!
Puree apricots with balsamic vinegarette or sun dried tomatoes with cream cheese
My pinterest username is rabidwire.
Crepe batter! I’m really hoping to have crepes Christmas morning with cocoa.
Love to make smoothies! Love to win a red one!!!
What unconventional concoction would you blend up first?
I would love to blend almonds to see if it will make almond flour. mmmmm
I’m fairly conventional: My first mix would be a chocolate milkshake with banana and coffee.
I would make Guacamole. My family loves how I make it. And I would pick a black one to match my Kitchenaid mixer.
I would make chocolate shakes.
I would make Pina Colada’s.
I would make strawberyy margarita’s.
I would make strawbery banana smoothies.
I would love to use it to make some clean and healthy peanut butter/flax or chia fudge or a really clean version of eggnog made with coconut palm sugar/spices.
I would make double mocha milk shakes.
I’d make a huge batch of toum and serve it with homemade pita and kabobs
I’m pretty sure I’m already subscribed but I did it again anyway! ;)
Pinterest followed you at @meyerslemon
I make a lazyman’s roasted veggie salsa that requires a blender…not sure that’s really unconventional, but it’s good!
I would make my Aunty Ann’s Blender German Chocolate Pie. She used to make it for every holiday and my whole family looked forward to it. Sadly, we haven’t the pie since she passed of breast cancer 12 years ago. No one has attempted to duplicate the recipe, but I would with a Kitchen Aid 5-speed diamond blender. What a better way to make her recipe, using the best to make the best. I would chose pink in Aunty Ann’s memory as well, since it is the color of breast cancer awareness.
For those of you who haven’t had German Chocolate Pie it is a mild chocolate take on pecan pie. I could just imagine the other possibilities with this blender…coconut custard pie, sauces, salsas, soups, shakes, smoothies. I hope I win!!!!!
I follow you and KitchenAid on Pinterest
I follow you and KitchenAid on Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway
Forgot to add my twitter: @savingstacksone
I’ve subscribed to your newsletter and updates
Mocha latte is my latest love, a blender would come in handy to make my milk frothy.
I tweeted – username: laurasteele
I think a chocolate-avocado dessert (maybe a torte) would be in order if I won this blender!
I would make some soup or this recipe.
All of the colors are so pretty! Good luck to the winner on choosing just one!
Tppeaches follows on Pinterest and subscribed. I do not have a twitter acct.
Twitter name desdemona2468
Pinterest name desdemona246
following on both
I’m following both on Pinterest.
I’m subscribed to your emails.
It’s not unconventional really but I would love to make some healthy smoothies. I just don’t have a blender. All I have is a Magic Bullet. Haha. And that’s not gonna cut it.
I follow Love and Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest! I’m The Redhead Baker on Pinterest.
I would make my Chocolate Mousse with gelatin and sweetened with maple syrup.
Email subscriber with email
nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com
Banana lime and cherry smoothie with vanilla bean ice cream
I follow both on Pinterest
I follow both on twitter @dealsfan32
I follow Love and Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Twitter, and tweeted the phrase! I’m @TheRedheadBaker
I would use the kitchen aid blender to blend, peanut butter, raisins , chia seeds, and powered Cinnamon, Thank you for the opportunity to win!
I subscribed to get new post updates!
I’d make a batch of my favorite cream of pumpkin soup in my new blender!
love the recipe!! and would love to win the blender as mine just broke!
Garlic mashed potatoes
Pastry cream to fill tartlets
Blend up some hummus!
First I would make myself a margarita and then I would make guacamole.
I don’t know maybe fruit and later add some booze. hehe!
Pineapple and mint smoothies! Or mango lassi from whole mangos!
My pinterest username is: kazoozle
My twitter is: @wasabilimeful and my tweet was : https://twitter.com/wasabilimeful/status/409804161157308417
I would love to make some choc almond butter truffles with shredded coconut on the outside. A good blender is key though so its silky and smooth otherwise you’d have grainy truffle. I only own a hand blender so I’m very limited in the kitchen. :(
I would no doubt try your pots de crème recipe using my pumpkin colored blender I have won in this contest.
Some kind of frozen drink
I cannot wait to try this out at my next cookie swap!!
I would take a stab at creating chocolate cheesecake with a hint of peppermint. Maybe even hot cocoa! The possibilities are endless!
First thing I would blend would be a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie!
Margaritas! we all need to just take a minute and breathe..the margaritas just a gift to yourself for all u do!!! love yourself a little more!
I like this idea!
Following on pinterest!
LOVE the raspberry ice! I’ve got the matching mixer! I’d like to try making pancake batter!
I would make dressings, mayo, and dips. This would be awesome and a luxury for this tight budget household! :)
Black bean brownie cake and healthy Greek yogurt cool whip topping!
I just subscribed to love and olive oil via email!
I would blend up a marinade for a roast chicken made of mint, chilies, and oil and spices!
Salsa! I know it isn’t “unconventional” but that’s what i like.
I follow love and olive oil on pintrest my username is aubrey
Almond Honey Butter, Hummus and toasted Coconut Milkshakes!
I would make soup!
Sweet and Spicy Salsa and Chutneys, mmmmm.