From the Kitchen

Peppermint Whip Cream is Made of Magic

Peppermint Whip Cream is really made of magic. Mostly because it is gone is seconds as your guests will pile huge dollops into their hot cocoa. My sweet sister-in-law, Jeanne, first introduced this to me years ago and I have been making it for parties ever since.

Peppermint Whip Cream

This is one of those recipes you’re going to make year after year. We love to make a big batch of it for all our holiday family gatherings.

Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 peppermint candy canes – or spearmint candies work too
  • 16 oz. heavy whipping cream – or 16 oz of frozen whipped cream
  • blender
  • hot cocoa

Method:

1. Unwrap your candy canes and add them to your blender. Crush these into a fine powder. 5 candy canes will make almost 1/2 of a cup.

2. Whip your whipping cream. No need to add any sweetener here, as your peppermint will give it enough sugar and flavoring.

3. Add all of your peppermint powder to your whipped cream and mix. It makes a fun pink cream and there are even some tiny chunks that are yummy too.

I like to make a large pot of hot cocoa on the stove and then have my bowl of peppermint whipping cream on the side with a large spoon for scooping. Or you can make one mug of hot chocolate and stir in a spoonful or two of the cream. Either way is delicious. I promise you will be the hit of the party and you will be asked to bring Peppermint Whipped Cream again next year.

TIPS:

  • To store left over cream, put it into a freezing container and freeze until your next cup of hot cocoa is ready, simply thaw in the fridge.
  • To store leftover peppermint powder, pour into a plastic bag or container and place in the cupboard.

Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe
Ingredients
  • 5 peppermint candy canes - or spearmint candies work too
  • 16 oz. heavy whipping cream - or 16 oz of frozen whipped cream
  • blender
  • hot cocoa
Instructions
  1. Unwrap your candy canes and add them to your blender. Crush these into a fine powder. 5 candy canes will make almost 1/2 of a cup.
  2. Whip your whipping cream. No need to add any sweetener here, as your peppermint will give it enough sugar and flavoring.
  3. Add all of your peppermint powder to your whipped cream and mix. It makes a fun pink cream and there are even some tiny chunks that are yummy too.
Recipe Notes

I like to make a large pot of hot cocoa on the stove and then have my bowl of peppermint whipping cream on the side with a large spoon for scooping. Or you can make one mug of hot chocolate and stir in a spoonful or two of the cream. Either way is delicious. I promise you will be the hit of the party and you will be asked to bring Peppermint Whipped Cream again next year. TIPS: To store left over cream, put it into a freezing container and freeze until your next cup of hot cocoa is ready, simply thaw in the fridge. To store leftover peppermint powder, pour into a plastic bag or container and place in the cupboard.

What fun holiday traditions do you have in your home? Any peppermint fans at your house?

33 comments

  1. Sounds yum, my children are HUGE hot choccie fans. I read your blog frequently and always feel guilty for enjoying your inspiring ideas and never saying thank you. SO, a big thank you for all your posts – I appreciate them!

  2. lucy and matt are so cute!! i love that picture! and that peppermint cream looks so yummy! this is going on my next cup of hot chocolate. i have atleast one cup a day. haha!

  3. Lina – We are huge cocoa fans too. My son begs for it every time we come into the house, “It’s cold outside, Mom, time for some hot chocolate”.

    Rachel – We are having cocoa almost everyday too, especially with the nippie weather.

  4. Yum! We make this too! And something else to do with the crushed candy: add it to a batch of meringue and make peppermint meringues.(1/2cup crushed candy to two egg whites and 1/8tsp cream of tartar,and 1/2 cup sugar)Just drop meringue by the teaspoon full on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and bake at 275 for 15 min.Turn off oven (NO OPENING THE OVEN DOOR) and let them sit for 45 min to an hour! I have made 3 batches this week already! Merry Christmas!

  5. YUMMO… I can’t wait to try this. HOt chocolate is my favorite thing in the winter… especially here in NJ where you just can’t get warm no matter what you do. Thanks for the great recipe. I am going to make it this weekend for a little get together we have. thanks.

  6. Yummy! Let’s do this on Christmas Eve’s at Grandma Holt’s!!! Sound like a plan? We can figure it out the closer we get. Hot chocolate w/peppermint whipped cream around Grandpa’s roaring fireplace, snow outside, singing Grandma Passey’s traditional Christmas song book songs.

    CTH

  7. Elizabeth – I love the meringue idea. I may have to email you for more details, because those seem easy and delish!

    C Holt – It is already on the docket for the evening. I really can’t have any holiday party without it. Yeah!

  8. This looks so yummy. I have a friend that always has the sweet treats and I hope I get to this one first to surprise her with something truely wonderful! Thank you!

  9. Oooh, can’t wait for the weather to get cold so I can make this for my hot-chocolate-loving-kids and their friends! Another thing we do with crushed peppermints is make White Chocolate Bark. Melt a bag or two of white chocoate chips in the microwave, then spread melted chocolate onto a clean cookie sheet, spreading quickly before it cools to about 1/4″ thickness. IMMEDIATELY sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top. (We’ve discovered that the bark is prettier if the peppermint pieces are not uniform in size, so leave some larger and some smaller when you crush the candy. Also, use candy canes rather than the round peppermints because there is more red on the candy canes thus giving the bark a more colorful look.) When the chocolate is completely cool, loosen the bark from the cookie sheet and break it into pieces. Store in a tupperware or cookie tin. This stuff disappears fast at our house. Makes a great gift too! My kids love making it, especially if I let them crush the candy in a large zip-top bag using a wooden rolling pin!

  10. We make peppermint whipped cream and put bite-size pieces of angel food cake with it. You can dip into the dish (like chips and dip), or cut a slice and put a dollop of the cream on top. Garnish with a small candy cane or peppermint disk. It’s also a “hit” at Christmas parties.

  11. I made this candy cane cool whip today (Valentine’s day), since it’s such a lovely pink color. (Of course I bought the candy canes after Christmas for 32 cents a box.)
    I filled a Valentine mug with the cool whip, and gave it as a gift with a couple of packets of fancy hot chocolate. Thanks for the fun, easy and tasty idea!!

  12. This sounds really good and not too hard to make…I might even be able to do this LOL

    I’ll have to remember to try it during the holidays;my sons love hot chocolate anytime, even in the middle of an Arizona summer! LOL

    PS Can I cross-post this??

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