Peppermint White Hot Chocolate (UPDATED)


4 C milk of choice (if dairy use skim or 1%)

1 C milk of choice (if dairy use skim or 1%)

1 C white chocolate chips

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

½ tsp Peppermint Extract

Pinch of kosher salt

Marshmallows for garnish if desired

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate (UPDATED)

Dec 12, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Adventures in Freeze Drying

1 recipe will fill approximately 24 ~¼C molds*


  1. Premeasure your milks, 1 C into a pan and 4 C into a large bowl or measuring cup. 
  2. Add the extracts to the 4 C of milk
  3. Turn your stove to medium low, add the white chocolate chips and stir constantly until the white chocolate is fully melted and incorporated into your milk. 
  4. Add the 4 C of milk and extracts to your pan, and continue to stir and heat over medium heat until you can feel the heat rising from the mixture. 
  5. Cool for a while before pouring into round molds (I used 1/4C molds) let cool to room temperature and add marshmallows if desired (this is very sweet already).
  6. Freeze, I would recommend freezing for up to 1 week before freeze drying, the longer they freeze the less they blew up in my freeze dryer. 
  7. Remove from molds, and place on a parchment lined tray. (Make sure your Freeze Dryer is below freezing before putting into the freeze dryer)
  8. Freeze Dry
  9. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Larger diameter, shorter molds, reduction in fat content, and sugar by decreasing amount of white chocolate chips allows these to be freeze dried without blowing up.

Cycle Time:

36 hours


Add ¼-½ C of boiling water per puck depending on how rich you want the drink to be.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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