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Creamy Junior Mint Hot Chocolate

Winter is wonderful for so many reasons, but one in particular I love is that I can drink hot chocolate everyday, lol! I feel like Buddy the Elf:)  I have created this hot chocolate recipe that is downright irresistible. I have a few secrets that I use to make a creamy dreamy drink that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

Let’s take a look.

I LOVE using part Dark Chocolate Almond Milk and part milk as the base. Now, don’t be turned off by the “dark” chocolate. I assure you it does not taste dark at all. It’s thick and makes your hot chocolate wonderful. I would recommend a higher fat milk like 2% or whole. I used skim today and it’s fine, but come on 🙂  Once the base is hot, I add some grated chocolate and Junior Mints for a hint of peppermint. The heavy whipping cream is to make whipped cream for the top!

To start, add your milk and almond dark chocolate milk to the saucepan.

While the milk is getting hot, break out your lemon zester or even a cheese grater will do the trick.

Grate about 1/2 cup of chocolate.


Add the chocolate to your saucepan whisking to melt.

Junior Mint time 🙂

Add about 1/2 Cup right to your saucepan. Stir until melted.

Time to make the whipped cream. Just some heavy cream and a little sugar.

One of my favorite tools from oxo is their Egg Beater. Works great for eggs and even better to make homemade whipped cream.

Ladle the hot chocolate into your cups.

Top with your whipped cream then sprinkle with more grated chocolate!

I got a little messy as you can see 🙂  Enjoy!


Creamy Junior Mint Hot Chocolate


  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup finely grated chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Jr. Mints
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated suagar


  1. Pour milk and chocolate almond milk into a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add grated chocolate, stirring to combine. Add Jr. Mints stirring until melted. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Pour cream and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
  3. Ladle hot chocolate into cups and top with homemade whipped cream and sprinkle with additional grated chocolate.

Makes 4 Servings

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  1. 1

    Jenny it looks so good! I love hot chocolate – and with mint, even better!

  2. 2
    marla says:

    Such a fun little hot chocolate!

  3. 3

    I am in LOVE with Junior Mints, so the fact that you made a hot chocolate out of them means that you’re my hero! So excited to try this :).

  4. 4

    Wish I had a cup to enjoy this morning! I love everything about this…even the adorable mini mason jars!

  5. 5

    Now this is the way to do hot chocolate! I have to make this for my family. It will be perfect after a day of snowshoeing.

  6. 6

    I love this!!! So fun for my boys 🙂

  7. 7

    I am so, so, into this recipe! Yum!

  8. 8
    Courtney says:

    That sounds perfect!!!!!

  9. 9

    This sounds incredible! I love that you used dark chocolate almond milk!

  10. 10

    Oh I can not wait to try this hot chocolate recipe, Jenny! It looks scrumptious!

  11. 11

    Oh Jenny. I love this – I could go for a big cup of this right about now!

  12. 12

    YUM! This is the second amazing hot chocolate recipe I saw today!!

  13. 13

    I love dark chocolate almond milk too. I just recently tried it out, and imagine it would be fantastic in this yummy hot chocolate!

  14. 14
    Kimberli says:

    This looks delicious, love the addition of junior mints!!

  15. 15
    Casey says:

    Love this! I’m thinking Bailey’s wouldn’t be a bad addition either 😉

  16. 16

    This is so my kind of recipe!! Love the dark chocolate almond milk addition…

  17. 17
    Pam says:

    Did you use unsweetened chocolate or semi-sweet? The bar doesn’t look dark enough to be milk chocolate. This looks really yummy.

  18. 18

    This is pretty much the best hot chocolate recipe! I love that you used junior mints!

  19. 19

    This is seriously the most ideal hot chocolate I have seen yet! Great idea 🙂

  20. 20

    Awesome drink for parade watching! I just mixed chocolate and mint too on my latest post…they’re a great couple 🙂

  21. 21

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  22. 22

    Mmmm…would it be wrong to have this for breakfast?

  23. 23

    This looks fabulous! I love love love Junior Mints. I am so trying this! And, I love the Mason jars they are in – darling!

  24. 24

    Jenny I am seriously making this TO-FREAKING-DAY!!!!!!!!

  25. 25
    Amanda says:

    This looks heavenly!! 🙂

  26. 26

    So perfect! And I love those mason jars! So adorable 🙂

  27. 27
    Kristal says:

    Oh my goodness… I must make this!

  28. 28

    This would be my ultimate – dark chocolate and mint! Your presentation is wonderful! Your photographs are just stunning! Its full on summer here now, but I am so going to make this as a wind-down treat in the evening 🙂

  29. 29
    carrian says:

    My hubby and kiddos are hot cocoa aholics. Cannot wait to share this!!!!

  30. 30
    Denise says:

    This looks so yummy! I have never tried almond milk before but will have to give it a go. Junior mints always make me think of that Seinfeld episode 🙂

  31. 31

    I am in love wih this! My fave movie candy in a jar. Slurp.

  32. 32

    Junior Mints are my very favorite candy ever. Ever. Can’t wait to try this!!

  33. 33
    Erin says:

    Unrelated to this post, just wanted to tell you I made the pumpkin/white bean turkey chili (thawed my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving) and my husband and I LOVED it! He thought is was a GREAT way to use up the leftover turkey! Thank you!!!

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    Marlo says:

    Where did you purchase those adorable mason jars?

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    Bonita says:

    Just letting you know that I linked to this post on my page about Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipes:

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  42. 42

    Yummy. Love love love mint and chocolate, but had never thought of putting it together as a beverage.So going to try this.

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    Shirley Fargo says:

    This was a nice surprise.I had just bought a box of Jr mints and thought maybe if I put a couple in a cup of hot chocolate,it would be a nice drink.

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    CuteCreations says:

    Looks so yummi. Can’t wait to try it. Where did you purchase those adorable mason jars?

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