Mint Hot Chocolate

A smooth and creamy homemade hot cocoa made from white chocolate chips, with just the right touch of mint. Add some food coloring, and top it off with whipped cream and crushed Andes mints for a festive holiday mint hot chocolate!

Your Christmas party won’t be complete without this fun and festive drink recipe. Don’t forget to add some christmas cookies and toffee to go with the mint hot cocoa!

Mint hot chocolate in a glass mug with a straw

Mint + White Chocolate = Yum!

Hi guys – it’s Lily!!

I have a new dessert/drink recipe to share with you today. It’s called Mint White Hot Cocoa. If you like mint and white chocolate and hot cocoa – you’ll LOVE this!! It’s so good and will keep you warm on a cold, winter day. 🙂

It’s 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!!

Simple to throw together!

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

MAKE. All you have to do is heat the milk and half and half over the stovetop over medium heat. Make sure you watch it closely—you want it to be hot, but not boiling. Then mix in the white chocolate chips and stir until they are melted. Stir in the mint extract and food coloring, and voila!

SERVE. You can ladle the mint hot chocolate into individual cups, top it with whipped cream, and crushed andes mints (or whatever chocolate you like!). We also like to add some colorful straws to make it even more fun and festive.

If you would rather substitute white chocolate mix for the the chocolate chips, you can use ¾ cup of white hot chocolate mix. Simply add it to the hot liquid and follow the recipe as usual!

Make it in the crock pot

Add all the ingredients to a crock pot, and stir. Set on LOW heat for 2 hours. When you’re ready to serve, turn off the crock pot and ladle mint hot chocolate into individual servings.

two glass mugs filled with mint hot cocoa

You know what’s great about this mint hot chocolate recipe? You can bring this to people when you are Christmas Caroling and they’ll love you. It will keep them warm and their throats ready to sing. 😉 It’s also great for Christmas parties!!

I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

more holiday drinks:

Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
A smooth and creamy homemade hot chocolate made from white chocolate chips, with just the right touch of mint.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 464 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


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


  • In a large pot, add milk, half & half and 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.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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. ????????????

  6. 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