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Easy Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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If you want a winter drink you’re going to love, this Mint Hot Chocolate is so tasty and so easy, you’ll be making green hot chocolate all winter long.

Smooth and creamy, so rich and chocolatey, just like hot cocoa should be, this is one of the best hot chocolate recipes I’ve ever had.

Oh, you’re definitely in for having a big ‘ole mug of warm hug-on-the-tongue, then you have to check out these 21 Amazing Hot Cocoa Recipes. You’re not going to be sorry–there’s so much goodness there, you’ll be toasty and cozy all winter.

green hot chocolate recipe

But back to this too-delicious looking green hot cocoa recipe. You’re not going to go wrong with this suspiciously Ginch-like drink.

Confession: I made this while I was making my Grinch Bookstack for holiday decor. The kids were watching The Grinch That Stole Christmas–it just made sense. So…you might notice this is a little influenced by his grincheyness.

If you’re ready to make this awesome winter treat–er, drink, let’s break out the chocolate.

How to Make Mint Hot Chocolate

There’s not a lot to making your own homemade green hot chocolate recipe. Really, the trick is that while you might THINK you have to work with your chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat, in fact, you’re just dumping your white chocolate (or semi sweet chocolate, whatever), vanilla extract, mint flavor, a few drops of green food coloring and all the other ingredients into the slow cooker.

Then you produce this wildly rich and creamy holiday season beverage that just screams to be topped with whipped cream that bears almost no resemblance to a simple mixture of milk, vanilla, food coloring and all that jazz.

Seriously, it’s like having a secret that no one knows you were able to make a huge cake in the microwave or something. I mean…just brilliant.

So, to make this white hot chocolate, or grinch hot chocolate, whatever you want to call it, just toss off all your ingredients into the slow cooker, then make it look really “big deal” by serving with some fresh mint leaves and pouring it in a saucepan before you “remove it from heat” and ladle it up for everyone. I’ll just die laughing.

make your own mint hot chocolate like starbucks

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

Must Have Resources:

When making Mint Hot Chocolate at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Whole Fryer Chicken

Vegetable Side: 5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Don’t forget Dessert: Easy Grinch Sugar Cookies

Mint Hot Chocolate

Best Hot Chocolate Recipes:

Once you make this Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe, you’re going to see that not only is it super easy to make your own homemade hot cocoa, but it also tastes about a million times better. Like a hug in a mug, I’m telling you.

So, I’ve gathered the very best hot cocoa recipes just for you.

hot chocolate with the flavors of christmas

More Mint Recipes:

Oh, you’re only here for the mint recipes? Yeah, me too. I love chocolate, but mint, ooooh, mint. So, I have some good news for you–I have gathered some of the most delicious and tasty mint recipes you can imagine, right here for you.

Mint Hot Chocolate

Mint Hot Chocolate

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

There really is nothing better than a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day! But sometimes, a cup of plain hot chocolate just doesn’t do the trick. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your hot chocolate this holiday season, you’ll love this delicious recipe for slow cooker mint hot chocolate. Made with creamy white chocolate and refreshing mint, this simple recipe is the perfect drink for a winter afternoon.


  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-ounce package white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • Green food coloring (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a slow cooker.
  2. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for two hours, stirring every 15 minutes to combine the ingredients and incorporate the chocolate chips as they melt.
  3. When the chocolate chips are fully melted, add green food coloring and stir to combine. Continue adding drops of food coloring until the desired shade is reached.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 553Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 0gSugar: 51gProtein: 12g

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