Junior Mint Homemade Hot Chocolate

This Junior Mint Homemade Hot Chocolate is the best mint hot chocolate you’ll ever try! It’s the perfect drink to enjoy by the fire on a cold winter day!

homemade hot chocolate

The Best Homemade 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 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.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚  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!

homemade hot chocolate

How To Make Mint Hot Chocolate

  1. Pour milk and chocolate almond milk into a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Up next, the grated chocolate, stirring to combine. Add Jr. Mints stirring until melted. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Place 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.

homemade hot chocolate

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

homemade hot chocolate

Grate about 1/2 cup of chocolate.

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Perfect.

homemade hot chocolate

Up next add the chocolate to your saucepan whisking to melt.

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Junior Mint time ๐Ÿ™‚

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

homemade hot chocolate

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

homemade hot chocolate

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

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Ladle the hot chocolate into your cups.

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

homemade hot chocolate

I got a little messy as you can see ๐Ÿ™‚  Enjoy!

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Junior Mint Homemade Hot Chocolate

This Junior Mint Homemade Hot Chocolate is the best mint hot chocolate you'll ever try! It's the perfect drink to enjoy by the fire on a cold winter day!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 10
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Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Pour cream and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
  • Ladle hot chocolate into cups and top with homemade whipped cream and sprinkle with additional grated chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2mg
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41 Responses
  1. 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!!!

  2. Shirley Fargo

    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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