Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate.

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate. #hotchocolate #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #drink | countryhillcottage.com

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Easy vegan peppermint white hot chocolate recipe with keto and paleo options

Peppermint white hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and delicious. Peppermint hot chocolate is one of those quintessential Christmas drink recipes. And I have a feeling that you will make this vegan white hot chocolate recipe more than once this holiday season.

This vegan peppermint hot chocolate recipe is made with dairy-free ingredients like almond milk, coconut cream, vegan chocolate chips, peppermint extract and a splash of vanilla for the best peppermint white hot chocolate ever.

And because I want to inclusive of different diets, I’ll also show you how to make keto peppermint hot chocolate and paleo peppermint hot chocolate. White hot chocolate on keto and paleo?! Yep, read on to find hot to make sugar-free peppermint hot chocolate and naturally sweetened hot chocolate.

Are you ready for the best peppermint white hot chocolate recipe?

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free vegan peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This healthy vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy lactose-free homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe is made with almond milk, coconut cream and vegan chocolate. #veganhotchocolate #vegan #dairyfree #nomilk #glutenfree #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #vegandrink | countryhillcottage.com

Ingredients for peppermint hot chocolate vegan, keto and paleo

My family’s dietary requirements are pretty diverse. My husband is following the ketogenic diet, Irena needs dairy-free hot chocolate, and my mum cooks mostly paleo meals. So I’ve included options for vegan peppermint hot chocolate, keto peppermint hot chocolate, and paleo peppermint hot chocolate.

By the way, if you aren’t following a specific diet, feel free to make this easy peppermint hot chocolate recipe with peppermint extract, regular milk and whipped cream. Regardless of diet, this Christmas hot chocolate recipe tastes always delicious!

Here are the peppermint white hot chocolate ingredients:

Peppermint Vegan White Hot Chocolate

*Skinny low-fat peppermint white hot chocolate

For a skinny peppermint white hot chocolate, skip the coconut cream and prepare this vegan hot chocolate recipe with 4 cups / 950 ml / 2 pt / 32 fl oz dairy-free or low-fat milk.

Sugar-Free Keto Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Dairy-Free Paleo Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free vegan peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This healthy vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy lactose-free homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe is made with almond milk, coconut cream and vegan chocolate. #veganhotchocolate #vegan #dairyfree #nomilk #glutenfree #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #vegandrink | countryhillcottage.com

Tools and supplies to make vegan peppermint white hot chocolate

Tab or click the links below to buy the items I used to cook this vegan hot chocolate recipe:

  • saucepan – This versatile non-stick saucepan has the perfect size to warm our homemade peppermint white hot chocolate recipe.
  • balloon whisk – This whisk from OXO ensure that the white chocolate and milk combine well and nothing burns.
  • hot chocolate mugs – I served my vegan peppermint hot chocolate in cute glass mugs from Ikea, but you can find many pretty holiday hot chocolate mugs on Amazon, too.

How to make peppermint white hot chocolate – Vegan hot chocolate recipe

Healthy vegan peppermint hot chocolate doesn’t just taste amazing; it’s super easy to make, too. Here are the steps for this easy Christmas hot chocolate recipe:

  • Warm the milk and white chocolate/cocoa butter. Add the milk, coconut cream, and white chocolate chips/cocoa butter into a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat until the chocolate chips/cocoa butter has melted. Light steaming is okay, but do not boil. Whisk constantly to avoid burning.
  • Add sweetener. If using a sweetener (liquid stevia or maple/coconut sugar) add it now and stir until dissolved.
  • Add peppermint and vanilla extract. Take off the heat and add the peppermint and vanilla extract. Taste and add more extract if necessary. If making Keto peppermint white chocolate, add the MCT oil now.
  • Serve. Divide the peppermint white hot chocolate between 4 to 6 mugs. Top each serving with whipped coconut cream, marshmallows and sprinkle with crushed candy cane or sprinkles.
Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate. #hotchocolate #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #drink | countryhillcottage.com

Tips for the best peppermint white vegan hot chocolate

In my family, we like rich and thick Christmas hot chocolate, so I made the vegan white hot chocolate recipe with almond milk and coconut cream. If you prefer a lighter low-fat peppermint hot chocolate,  omit the coconut cream and use only dairy-free milk.

I used dairy-free white chocolate chips. Of course, a chopped vegan white chocolate bar can be used as well in this vegan holiday hot chocolate recipe. Since white chocolate is already sweetened, I didn’t add any additional sugar.

How much peppermint extract do I add to this vegan hot cocoa recipe? Well, that depends on your taste. 1/2 teaspoon gives a nice peppermint aroma but if you like your peppermint hot chocolate recipe extra minty you can go up 1 teaspoon or more.

I also added a small amount vanilla extract to the peppermint hot chocolate to balance the peppermint and white chocolate flavours. Again, this is optional and can be skipped in case you prefer minty hot chocolate.

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate. #hotchocolate #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #drink | countryhillcottage.com

Tips for the best keto peppermint hot chocolate

Can I drink white hot chocolate on keto? Yes, you can drink low carb keto white hot chocolate. But instead of using white chocolate chips, prepare the keto hot chocolate recipe with cocoa butter disks and liquid stevia.

Cocoa butter adds richness and a wonderful chocolate flavour to this sugar-free keto peppermint hot cocoa recipe. I recommend adding 10 to 15 drops stevia and then do a taste test before adding more sugar-free sweetener.

If adding MCT oil to your keto sugar-free hot chocolate recipe, it’s best to use a milk frother to blend the oil in with the other ingredients. Otherwise, whisk really well until the oil is incorporated in the low carb hot chocolate.

I don’t recommend bulletproofing this keto hot chocolate with butter. The sugar-free white hot chocolate already contains a lot of cocoa butter, which is an excellent keto fat source. Adding more fat would make this keto drink recipe overly oily.

If your keto peppermint white hot chocolate doesn’t have to be dairy-free, you can also top this low carb hot chocolate recipe with regular whipped cream. Or try these yummy sugar-free keto marshmallows.

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This healthy refined sugar free white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe is made with almond milk, maple or coconut sugar and cocoa butter and tastes super creamy and delicious. #paleohotchocolate #paleo #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate | countryhillcottage.com

Tips for the best paleo peppermint hot chocolate – Naturally sweetened hot cocoa

And what about paleo white hot chocolate? Just like the keto version, paleo peppermint hot chocolate is made with cocoa butter, a paleo-approved fat.

For sweetness, I suggest either maple sugar or coconut sugar to sweetened your paleo peppermint hot chocolate. The sugar adds a wonderful caramel note, and the drink will have a light caramel colour, too. Since stevia is a natural sweetener, you also can use it to sweeten your paleo white hot chocolate.

How much sugar you add depends on your personal taste. Some people like their paleo hot cocoa very sweet, others prefer just a hint of sweetness. So start with 2 to 3 tbsp, taste the paleo hot chocolate and added more unrefined sugar as needed.

How to decorate the mugs

Although completely optional, I thought it would look cute and festive to decorate the rim of the mugs. To do this simply melt a little more white chocolate/cocoa butter. Then dip the mugs first in melted white chocolate/cocoa butter and then in sprinkles or crushed candy cane.

If you live in a hot climate I don’t recommend this as the chocolate can melt easily.

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate. #hotchocolate #pepperminthotchocolate #Christmashotchocolate #drink | countryhillcottage.com

Can you make white chocolate ahead of time?

Dairy-free peppermint white hot chocolate tastes best served right away, but the recipe can be reheated it if necessary.

Can you reheat this Christmas hot chocolate?

Yes, you can reheat peppermint hot chocolate. Just make sure that the vegan hot chocolate doesn’t boil. Either reheat on the stove top until warm, or in the microwave on a low setting.

How to store vegan hot chocolate

Leftover peppermint hot chocolate can be stored in an airtight bottle or container in the refrigerator. For reheating, see the tips above.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Vegan Recipe – Keto & Paleo Option

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Vegan Recipe – Keto & Paleo Option

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peppermint white hot chocolate! Learn how to make dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate from scratch with just 10 minutes prep. This vegan white hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot drink for the holiday season. The easy homemade Christmas hot chocolate recipe also includes options for sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint hot chocolate and healthy refined sugar-free paleo peppermint hot chocolate.

Instructions

  1. Add the milk, coconut cream, and white chocolate chips/cocoa butter into a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat until the chocolate chips/cocoa butter has melted. Do not boil and whisk constantly.
  2. If using a sweetener (liquid stevia or maple/coconut sugar) add it now and stir until dissolved.
  3. Take off the heat and add the peppermint and vanilla extract. Taste and add more extract if necessary. If making Keto peppermint white chocolate, add the MCT oil now.
  4. Divide the peppermint white hot chocolate between 4 to 6 mugs. Top each serving with whipped coconut cream, marshmallows and sprinkle with crushed candy cane or sprinkles.

Notes

*Skinny low-fat peppermint white hot chocolate

For a skinny peppermint white chocolate, skip the coconut cream and prepare this vegan hot chocolate recipe with 4 cups / 950 ml / 2 pt / 32 fl oz dairy-free or low-fat milk.

**Keto & Paleo Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Please see below for the ingredients list for keto white hot chocolate and paleo peppermint hot chocolate. The steps to make paleo/keto peppermint white hot chocolate are the same as for the vegan hot chocolate recipe described above.

Sugar-FreeKeto Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Dairy-Free Paleo Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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