Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

I’m normally not one to drink my calories, but my I love peppermint flavored everything runs deep during the Christmas season.  My Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate tastes like Christmas in cup and is perfect for a cozy night at home.

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Now that a week has passed since Thanksgiving I am in full blown Christmas mode.  We put up the trees (yes, trees) and started shopping.

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This three ingredient Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate is helping me feel even more festive.

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You just warm up the milk on the stove and whisk in some white chocolate.  Simple peppermint extract gives you all the flavor without all the calories and fuss.

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You can always garnish with extra candy, but that does mean more calories.  If you are counting, I would just leave it off.

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It puts the “LA!!” in your fa-la-la-la-la…

Ha. ha.

I’ve been waiting to use that one.

I’ve got so many bad jokes around the holidays.  It is sort of ridiculous.

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Hopefully your jokes are better than mine and your holidays are off to a great start!

Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Julie Wunder
Iā€™m normally not one to drink my calories, but my love peppermint flavored everything runs deep during the Christmas season. My Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate will have you singing carols all season long.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6


  • 6 cups milk or milk substitute
  • 6 oz white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  • Warm milk on medium heat. You want it very hot but not boiling.
  • Remove milk from heat and stir in white chocolate chips until they are blended well.
  • Stir in peppermint extract.
  • Serve piping hot!


For the lowest calorie count use 30 calorie per serving unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Using almond milk and one cup servings (6), this drink is 170 calories per serving. Also I tested the recipe with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, so if you use a milk without that vanilla flavor, you can add 1-2 drops of natural vanilla extract.
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 Your turn!

Are you in the holiday spirit yet?

Do you like all things peppermint?

By | 2018-06-28T13:25:08-04:00 December 4th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Food, Holidays / Decor, Smoothies & Drinks|25 Comments


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  2. fanny funny September 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    3 stars
    nice recipe for long weekend ^^ Thankyou so much Julie!

  3. Tina muir December 9, 2014 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Holy yum Julie! I am not a calorie drinker either, but this is one I could do! I LOVE white chocolate! Thanks for the recipe, and thanks for joining us for meatless monday šŸ™‚

  4. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch December 9, 2014 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Ohmygosh those melted white chocolate chips…I die! <3

  5. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 8, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    yum!!! looks like we’re on the same page with our meatless monday recipes :). I need to find some dairy-free white chocolate chips so I can make this!

    • JulieWunder December 8, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Yeah, that would be such an easy swap! Great minds think alike!

  6. Sarah December 8, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Getting there! I am usually way more into the holidays by now but unfortunately this year some things have come up, but we got our tree yesterday!
    Love this, it is like a warm hug! I love peppermint but this year thinking I have an obsession with gingerbread as I look at my recipes in que and I have a dozen gingerbread ones. Haha.

    Happy healthy holidays!

  7. Jaime December 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds fantastic. I just pinned it. šŸ™‚

  8. Danyelle Musselman December 4, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing, I’d rather have this than cookies!

  9. Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit December 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Cute pics and fun recipe!! Thanks for sharing, looks soooo stinkin good!

  10. MILLIE December 4, 2014 at 9:42 am - Reply


  11. Laurie Morris December 4, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Julie, this is yummy! I know you love the crockpot. My friend made this for our faculty party at school in a crockpot!!

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 4, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Oh, I bet this smells amazing…and makes the how house smell like it..

  13. Diane December 4, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

    I love peppermint anytime, but during the holidays, it’s the best! This looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  14. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie December 4, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I love this!! White chocolate peppermint may very well be one of my favorite things about this time of year. I know what I’ll be making this weekend : )

  15. Great idea for holiday parties or when my son comes home with his whole lacrosse team šŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder December 4, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

      I even put mine in the crock pot (big surprise I know…) to keep warm for a few hours until the hubs came home after I took the pictures.

  16. Jessie December 4, 2014 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I’m not the biggest peppermint fan, but this drink sounds delicious! I could curl up next to Joshua with a glass & throw in a Christmas movie.

    • JulieWunder December 4, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

      It’s really good! Will get you in the Christmas spirit while it is still warm outside!

  17. Blane Sherer December 4, 2014 at 5:34 am - Reply

    I have never had peppermint white hot chocolate.
    I believe I will give it a try. Sounds good !
    I start Christmas right after Thanksgiving ends as well.

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