My wife loves mint or peppermint flavored things. I also know she loves a nice Hot Chocolate on a cold winter night. I forget where I first saw this recipe, but I finally decided to make this Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate for Christmas.
If you are watching your calorie intake or sugars, please do me a favor and look at the nutritional information on the recipe card first. This Hot Chocolate is seriously sinful. I'm really not surprised given the list of ingredients.
This recipe also makes a ton of Hot Chocolate, approximately 12 mugs, which is great if you are hosting a Holiday Party or have a huge family. If not, you may want to cut this recipe in half.
My wife was the first to try this hot chocolate and her first comment was "I can taste the peppermint and the chocolate".
Funny thing is that she is not a fan of white chocolate but she said it was good in this recipe.
The directions tell you to stir occasionally, which is pretty subjective so in my experience, I would suggest stirring once every 30 minutes over the 3 hour period. Just try to minimize the amount of time you have the lid off the slow cooker.
💭 Slow Cooker Tip
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
The use of candy canes is optional but if you are hosting a party I think it adds a nice little touch. It will also add a little more peppermint taste. Not that this Hot Chocolate needs it but if you love the taste of mint, you won't mind.
NOTE: Depending on the type of chocolate you use, you might find a yellow film on top of the hot chocolate while in the slow cooker. This is simply some of the chocolate rising to the top. Simply stir to re-incorporate.
If you are looking for a good cookie to go along with this hot chocolate, try my Christmas Wreath Cookies. And if you prefer a more classic hot chocolate, you should check out my Mint Cocoa Mix recipe.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this peppermint white hot chocolate recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): white chocolate, half & half, milk, sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow cream, peppermint mocha creamer, peppermint extract, candy canes and whipped cream.
🥣 How to make Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Combine white chocolate, half & half, milk, sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow cream, creamer and peppermint extract in a slow cooker.
Cover with a lid and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Place a candy cane in a mug and pour white hot chocolate over the top.
Top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane.
Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker
- 8 oz White Chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 4 Cups Half and Half
- 2 Cups Milk
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 7 oz Marshmallow Cream
- 1 Cup Peppermint Mocha Creamer
- 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- Candy Canes, optional
- Whipped cream, optional
- Combine white chocolate, half & half, milk, sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow cream, creamer and peppermint extract in a slow cooker.
- Cover with a lid and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Place a candy cane in a mug and pour white hot chocolate over the top.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.