Mint Hot Chocolate

Mint Hot Chocolate is a festive and ultra-creamy mint-flavored hot chocolate. A fun drink to sip on for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or a perfectly chilly snowy day!

I have always loved mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Andes mints. Mint chocolate chip shakes. You name it, if it’s mint I will love it! Mint is not for everyone but for those of us that like it, we LOVE it!  

Mint White Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate is absolutely amazing!  It truly is a real treat for the mint lover.  You have to make this!!! You will be in heaven!  

mint hot chocolate

I was sort of expecting a Leprechaun or an elf to join me for a nice hot cup of mint hot chocolate.  He did not make an appearance but my two sons that also love mint, did. We all had a delicious cup of mint white hot chocolate together.  It was a really sweet family moment and I loved every minute of it. 

How to You Make Mint Hot Chocolate Extra Creamy 

The secret ingredient to make your mint hot chocolate extra creamy is the half and half. It makes it a thicker and richer texture. So it is extra creamy and more of an indulgent as you sip away. 

I think you will love the velvety texture of this mint recipe. I know my whole family drank it all and wanted more. 

Can I Double This Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

You can make as much or as little as you would like with this mint chocolate recipe. Just ensure you have a big enough pot to hold it all. 

This is a fantastic drink to make for parties, holiday gatherings, baby showers, brunch, movie nights and more. There is no wrong time to serve up hot chocolate! 

Topping Ideas for Mint White Hot Chocolate

  • Whipped cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Green or colored sprinkles 
  • Drizzle of chocolate 
  • Chopped Andes mints or Peppermint Patties

As you can see you have options on how to serve this dessert drink. Top it however you want or sip on it plain. 

How do You Get Mint Flavor In Hot Chocolate

I used a peppermint and then vanilla extract. When you pair the two it really gives you a sweet minty flavor. The vanilla offers a sweet component and tamed down the mint. 

Trust me, this recipe works and is downright decadent, with every sip! 

Can I Make This Mint Hot Chocolate In Advance

You can mix up the hot chocolate and then store in a container in the fridge. Then when you are ready to serve our into a pan and reheat slowly on the stove. 

You will want to stir often to ensure nothing burns. You can make your hot chocolate up to a day in advance. It is best fresh but feel free to make early if you have to. 

How to Store Leftover Mint Hot Chocolate

Pour any hot chocolate you have into an airtight container or pitcher. Then store in the fridge. Give your not chocolate a stir or shake before you pour a glass to ensure it is fully mixed up. 

mint hot chocolate

Then reheat as needed in the microwave or oven. 

mint hot chocolate

LOVE this recipe? Check out some of my other creative hot chocolate recipes.

mint hot chocolate

Mint White Hot Chocolate

Mint Hot Chocolate is a festive and ultra-creamy mint-flavored hot chocolate. A fun drink to sip on for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or a perfectly chilly snowy day!


  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Half & Half
  • 12 ounces of White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TSP Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Whipped Cream or Marshmallows


  1. In a large pot, add milk and half & half. Heat over medium heat until it gets hot but not boiling.
  2. Add in your white chocolate chips and stir the entire time. Your chips will start to melt and your hot chocolate will start to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat once chips are completely melted.
  4. Add in peppermint extract and vanilla extract.
  5. Add in a few drops of green food coloring (the green color is half of the fun!)
  6. Serve immediately in mug with either whipped cream or marshmallows.


* This recipe can be halved
Adapted from The Gracious Wife

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 9g

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  1. OMG, this makes me sooo happy for some reason. Probably because this recipe contains three of some of my favorite things: hot chocolate, white chocolate and mint!

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