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White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme

White Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme

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.

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White chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme

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.

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  • 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


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small dish. Let sit for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. In a saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until it starts to steam, stirring occasionally. Do not let it boil.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Divide evenly among ramekins or jars and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. 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.

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  1. Recently found an awesome-looking recipe for butternut squash soup, so a squash-and-melted-butter puree would probably be the first concoction!

  2. I can’t wait to start blending smoothies! My poor old blender isn’t up to the challenge right now ;)
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  3. blender coconut cream pie!

  4. Baby food! Not unique but necessary right now for my infaant son and a god blender would make my life easier in the kitchen.

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  7. “Oooooh, aaahhh!” is right!
    The first thing I would whip up is a Green Shake. I use whatever I have on hand but usually a large handful each of spinach and kale, a cup of plain Greek yogurt, either frozen banana or pineapple chunks, and some chia seeds. I also add a small amount of healthy extra virgin olive oil. It is soooo gooood!

  8. I would make buttercream. I love homemade icing and the blender would help speed up making buttercream!

  9. I would create an adult milkshake with Amaretto and Kahlua!
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  10. I follow you both on Pinterest where I am Margot Core.

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  12. Nothing too unconventional, just some green smoothies.

  13. I would make a cranberry almond smoothie as we approach this festive season.

  14. I follow and follow as @AnnaZed on twitter and I posted a tweet:

  15. Ok trust me, this sounds like it might be vile but is the wonderful: blueberries, mangoes, avocados, about 1/c of old cold cooked oatmeal, plain yogurt, chia seeds, powdered flax seeds (not much!) plus ice!

  16. Oreo milk shakes! :)

  17. Thai tea custard!

  18. I would blend oreos.

  19. I would love to try this recipe with a new blender!

  20. I think I would whip up a batch of cranberry margaritas to celebrate the season!

  21. i would try blending up some hummus!

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  23. I would totally make some cranberry margaritas- never tried those!!

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  25. Something – ANYTHING with pomegranate! Maybe a Pom smoothie…..

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  29. My husband makes these great chocolate shakes with frozen bananas, dates and other goodies – that’d be the first thing!

  30. Follow both Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest

  31. Before I read this thread, I would have said I would eat anything, but green smoothies, Turnip cake, chocolate & avocados???  I guess I won’t be mixing up anything unconventional – LOL – but I would love this for strawberry/banana smoothies and peanut butter & chocolate malts.

  32. White Chocolate Peppermint pots de creme, of course!

  33. I followed on Pinterest! username: alyssaeryn

  34. I subscribed to Love & Olive Oil emails!

  35. I would love to try and blend up homemade nut milk! Maybe hazelnut milk as you can almost never buy hazelnut milk!

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  37. Baby food! They have some pretty strange baby food recipes out there… as long as baby boy likes ’em!

  38. I think a cheesecake for the holidays!

  39. I have followed both Twitter accounts and my username is @paintingchef.

  40. I’ve heard you can make butter if you have a really good blender. I’d be curious to try that.

  41. Wow! What a great giveaway!  I recently found your blog and have fell in love with it and am following you by e-mail!  

    I’d love to blend some fresh fruit salsa!! My godkids love it and it’s super healthy! 

  42. I know it’s December… and I really want to make Pina coladas.

  43. This pot de creme looks SO delicious – what a fantastic winter treat!  If I won the blender, I’d do a smoothie with kale and pineapple! :)

  44. I would blend a batch of white chocolate peppermint pots de creme, of course!

  45. I follow on Pinterest 

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  47. I would make creame de menthe smoothies. 

  48. oh goodness! i’d probably make some sort of festive drink… a white chocolate peppermint milkshake? spiked with baileys? i think i can handle that.

  49. I would love to start blending kale smoothies!

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