This paleo, honey-sweetened Peppermint White Hot Chocolate is a favorite holiday drink in my house. It’s nourishing, delicious, and super easy to whip up.
Hitting the spot.
It’s that time of year. The time when warming drinks are in style. Especially the sweet ones. Come to think of it, are there even any savory warming drinks? Maybe golden milk…
But anyway. Warming drinks. Like hot chocolates, apple ciders… Those sorts of things are all I want to drink this time of year! In fact, some days my breakfast is just a big ol’ mug of Pumpkin Chai Latte, or more recently, this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.
If you’re on the lookout for more delicious, nutritious, and warming drinks, here are a few of my favorites…
- Real Food Instant Pot Hot Cocoa for a Crowd
- Pumpkin Chai Latte
- Homemade Gingerbread Latte
- Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk
- Butter Chai Hot Chocolate
- Homemade Apple Cider
White chocolate ≠ chocolate.
Now, to be honest, I’m really not a white chocolate fan. Why in the world would you put white chocolate in anything (or drink it) when you could use dark chocolate? Seriously, there’s no comparison. White chocolate isn’t really chocolate.
But when I saw this Lavender White Chocolate Steamer recipe over on my friend Megan’s site, I started thinking. White chocolate wouldn’t be all that bad if I consumed it whilst reminding myself that it’s really not chocolate.
So I did. And I was happy.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
This easy little drink is full of nourishing goodness. Including what actually makes it “white chocolate.” Cocoa butter. It’s full of antioxidants, and is a healthy saturated fat (yes, I just said that), like coconut oil. These facts make cocoa butter great for boosting your immune system, lowering inflammation, and helping to keep your heart healthy.
Cocoa butter also increases your brain’s production of serotonin, which helps control hormonal mood swings. Pair that with the calming effect of peppermint, and you’ve got the perfect drink for getting your morning off to a gentle start, or soothing yourself down after a hectic day.
To add in a little extra nutrition, I whisk in a teaspoon or two of Perfect Supplements’ gelatin. It’s 100% non-GMO and kosher and provides a nice little protein boost to this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.
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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2 c. coconut milk (I like to use my homemade coconut milk)
- 3 T. cocoa butter, chopped
- 1-2 t. grass-fed gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements’ gelatin)
- 6 T. honey
- 1/2 t peppermint extract
Pour the coconut milk into a medium-sized saucepan. Whisk in gelatin.
Add in remaining ingredients and heat until the cocoa butter is melted.
Love this! Looks so soothing, warming and cosy all at the same time!
Thank you, Hope!
I a completely addicted to cocoa butter based cocoa! This is so up my alley!
It’s pretty amazing stuff, eh? I hope you get to enjoy this, Tessa! 🙂
YUM! Once my cocoa butter order gets here I am making this recipe! So excited!
I hope you enjoy it, Joni! 🙂
So creamy and festive! I’ll definitely have to make this when my family visits over the holidays. Looks delicious!
Thanks, Jean! I hope you all enjoy it. 🙂
I love anything chocolate, including white chocolate drink. Definitely going to try it this holiday season!
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
This looks amazing! I’m going to try this for something new next week! Thanks!
Thank you, Renee! I hope you enjoy it!
Mmm – this sounds so warm and nourishing. We’re supposed to get snow this weekend (!) so I am going to make some for my kids (and me)! Thanks for the recipe!
You’re so welcome! I hope you enjoy it!
I wish I had a mug full of this deliciousness right now. I LOVE these flavors! The peppermint is so good in this nourishing white hot chocolate.
Yes, it’s a great combination! I hope you get to enjoy some, Emily!
I am in hot beverage mode right now, so thanks for sharing this yummy sounding recipe!
Haha! I’m in the same mode! I hope you get to enjoy this, Jennifer!
This looks scrumptious, I just love anything white chocolate, especially during the holidays!
Thank you, Kari!
We just made this to enjoy after a morning playing in in *rare* snow… delicious!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Meredith!
I need a cup of this to cozy up in front of the fireplace!
Hi is there anywhere where you put the calories of your lovely recipes please ?
Hi Lori, I don’t count calories. 🙂 If you want to I know there are a few online calculators you can plug the ingredient list into. 🙂 Glad you enjoy the recipes!
The ingredients would make this soooo creamy!
Yes, they do!
This looks so good. I have some gelatin.. and it’s time to add to this and enjoy!!
I hope you enjoy it, Carol!
cocoa butter base cocoa. I make this recipe at home. This looks scrumptious. I loved it and addicted.
So glad you liked it!
This is such a great idea! I enjoy peppermint cacao all the time, but I love this white chocolate spin! I can’t wait to give it a go! 🙂
I hope you enjoy it, Kristen! 🙂