Mint is a powerful flavor that can enhance a desserts flavor.
You can use mint to make mousse, mojito macarons, peppermint bark, chocolate peppermint donuts, and more!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is a creamy, mint flavored ice cream, with chunks of dark chocolate or milk chocolate throughout.
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is made by mixing together heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
Mint flavored ice cream is churned in an ice cream maker. Just before it’s done churning, add in dark or milk chocolate mini chips, and let them mix into the ice cream.
Freeze mint chocolate chip ice cream for a few hours prior to serving.
Peppermint bark is a sweet chocolate bark with crushed candy canes sprinkled on top.
White chocolate in melted in the microwave, and then mixed together a dash of peppermint extract.
White chocolate is smoothed into a bar shape on a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper.
Crushed candy canes are sprinkled all over the melted white chocolate.
Peppermint bark is placed into the fridge to solidify, and then is broken up into pieces when it’s ready to serve.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Mint chocolate cupcakes are made by adding cocoa powder to a vanilla buttermilk cupcake base.
Mint buttercream frosting is added to the tops of the chocolate cupcakes.
Mint buttercream frosting is made by adding mint extract and green food coloring to a buttercream base icing.
The buttercream is extra creamy because it is thinned out using whipping cream.
The mint chocolate cupcakes are garnished with mint chocolate chips decorated over the mint buttercream frosting.
Mint Chocolate Mousse Cups
Mint chocolate mousse cups are creamy, rich mint flavored dessert in its own chocolate cup.
Cream cheese is beaten in a metal bowl until it’s fluffy.
Heavy cream is beaten in a separate bowl, along with icing sugar, mint extract, vanilla extract, and green food coloring until soft peaks form.
Cream cheese is folded into the whipped cream to make the base of the mint flavored mousse dessert.
Mint chocolate is chopped up into pieces, and then folded into the mousse.
Chocolate cups are laid out, and then mint chocolate mousse is piped into the cups. Mint chocolate mousse cups are chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.
Top with a few more mint chocolates if desired.
Chocolate Peppermint Donuts
Chocolate peppermint donuts are a chocolatey and creamy donut, with a sweet peppermint glaze.
Chocolate donuts are made by adding cocoa powder to a vanilla donut base.
Peppermint glaze for the chocolate donuts is made by whisking together icing sugar, heavy cream, and a dash of peppermint extract.
After chocolate donuts have been cooked and cooled, they are dipped into peppermint glaze.
Crushed candy canes are sprinkled on top of the peppermint glazed chocolate donuts.
Mint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Mint chocolate chip shortbread cookies are full of minty flavor, with a hint of chocolate chips throughout the shortbread cookies.
Mint flavor is added by chopping up fresh mint leaves and adding them into the butter when it’s creaming with the sugar.
By chopping up the mint leaves, the flavor will release from the leaves and infuse the butter with the incredible mint flavor for your shortbread cookies.
Chocolate chips are added to the dough for the perfect combination of chocolate and mint in a shortbread cookie.
Another option would be to dip the shortbread cookies halfway into melted semi-sweet chocolate for a beautiful look to the cookies.
Mint chocolate chip cake is made by adding cocoa powder to a vanilla cake base.
The cake is covered in mint buttercream icing which is made by adding mint extract, and dark chocolate chips to Italian buttercream icing.
The cake is topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache to finish it off with a rich chocolate and mint flavor for the cake.
Mojito macarons are made using your favorite macaron recipe, and then adding a hint of green food coloring to the macaron batter.
Mojito macarons are filled with 2 different fillings.
The first is a mojito ganache, made by adding rum bakery emulsion flavoring, lime oil, fresh lime juice, chopped up fresh mint leaves to a white chocolate ganache base.
The second filling is a lime center made of sweetened condensed milk, fresh lime juice, and lime zest.
The ganache is piped in a ring around the edge of the macaron shell, while the sweet lime center is piped in the middle of the macaron shell.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Macarons
Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are made by adding peppermint oil and green gel food coloring to macaron batter.
Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are filled with dark chocolate ganache.
Chocolate ganache is rich, creamy, and goes well with the complimenting flavored peppermint macarons.
Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons
Mint chocolate chip macarons are made by adding your favorite green food coloring to your macaron batter. You can also add some peppermint extract to the batter if desired (1/4 tsp of peppermint extract).
After you’ve piped your macarons, add tiny chopped up pieces of chocolate chips to the tops of the macaron shells prior to them drying.
Once the macaron shells have baked, you can fill them with mint chocolate chip buttercream icing. To make your mint chocolate buttercream, add dark chocolate chips and peppermint extract to your buttercream icing.