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Smooth and creamy Mint Hot Chocolate is made with a white chocolate base. Top it with whipped cream and Andes mints for a perfect drink!

Your Christmas party won’t be complete without this fun and festive Mint Hot Cocoa recipe. Don’t forget to add some Whipped Cream, Christmas cookies, and Toffee!

Mint Hot chocolate recipe made with a white chocolate base.

Mint White Chocolate

I love Hot Chocolate in the fall and winter!! I’m always on the hunt for new variations.

If you like mint and white chocolate – you’ll LOVE this one!! It’s so good and will keep you warm on a cold day.

Mint Hot Cocoa is super creamy and filled with melted white chocolate chips, with just a hint of mint extract.

We added some green food coloring to make it look more festive, and topped it off with Whipped Cream and crushed Andes mints! It was SO delicious!!

Bring mugs of Mint Hot Chocolate to people when you are Christmas Caroling and they’ll love you. It will keep them warm and their throats ready to sing.

Food coloring and mint leaves for making mint hot cocoa.

Simple to throw together!

This is a perfect drink for holiday parties because it’s so quick and easy to make.

HEAT. In a large pot, add milk, half & half. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Add white chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.

Add extract and food coloring. Stir well.

SERVE. Top with Whipped Cream and Andes. Serve warm.

Make it in the crock pot

Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker, and stir. Set on LOW heat for 2 hours. When you’re ready to serve, turn off the crock pot and ladle Mint Hot Cocoa into individual servings.

Whipped cream and Andes mints pieces on top of mint hot chocolate.

Recipe Tips

  • White chocolate. A ½ bag of white chocolate chips is about 5-6 ounces. Use a bar of chopped white chocolate that measures out to 5-6 ounces or substitute with ¾ cup of white hot cocoa mix.
  • Cream. We used milk and half and half for extra creamy chocolate. For a skim version use all milk. 
  • Flavor. Replace the mint extract with another flavor like peppermint extract or vanilla extract. Or skip the extract and have an all-white chocolate drink. 
  • Top the whipped cream with chopped Andes Mints, festive sprinkles, and white chocolate chips.
  • Temperature. The ideal hot chocolate temperature should be between 160-185°F. If the drink is too hot, have additional milk available to cool it down a bit. 
  • Garnish the mug with fresh mint leaves.

Make ahead of time. Fully make this recipe and allow it to cool. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The white chocolate may firm up a bit.

Reheat it slowly over low heat, whisking occasionally, until it simmers. Do not boil. 

Two glass mugs filled with mint hot cocoa.

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4.75 from 8 votes

Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Smooth and creamy Mint Hot Cocoa is made with a white chocolate base. Top it with whipped cream and Andes mints for a perfect drink!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2-3 drops food coloring green
  • Crushed Andes mints and Whipped Cream for garnish


  • In a large pot, add milk, half & half. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Add white chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
  • Add extract and food coloring. Stir well.
  • Top with Whipped Cream and Andes. Serve warm.


Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 440mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 639IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 350mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow! I made enough for a single serving (since I needed something REALLY sweet after a rough day at work) and heated the milk/half and half in the microwave before mixing everything else in. Sooo good. Thanks for the recipe. :3

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Lily ???????????? It is great to be 8 and get baptized. You and your mom’s recipes make my day and guess what Lily is my middle name cool right. What is your middle name Lily? And I bet you have a pretty middle name too. ????????????

  3. I haven’t seen many recipes with mint lately, so this one stands out to me! I love the use of mint in hot cocoa, its really strong and yummy. Great idea!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh no! I swear you’re trying to torture me as this looks fantastic and just what you need after a hard days work.

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Lily, I feel it works better if you use baking cocoa instead of the cocoa mix. It comes out perfect with 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder in place of hot cocoa mix. It came out really well!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome recipe.

  6. Happy Baptisim Lily. It’s a wonderful thing to do in one’s life. Your hot chocolate looks so good. I wish you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving.