Favorite Mint Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This is one of my husband's favorite winter drinks. I love the minty, chocolaty recipe because it's like Christmas in a cup. Be sure to use fresh mint leaves and don't skimp on the chocolate or whipped cream either! —Alyssa Ponticello, Brooklyn, New York
Favorite Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce dark baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh mint (about 16 leaves)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Brush both sides of mint leaves with melted chocolate. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate until set.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and extract; beat until soft peaks form. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat milk and cream over medium heat just to simmering (do not boil). Remove from heat; add mint. Whisk in chocolate chips until melted; return to heat and heat through.
  4. If desired, pour hot chocolate through a strainer to remove mint leaves. Top servings with whipped cream and chocolate leaves.