Recipe By caradae
Published Jun 19th
Thin Mint Cocoa
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 280.6

Delicious hot chocolate that tastes like Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup hot cocoa mix
  • 1 dash salt
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix the sugar, cocoa mix, and salt into the water in a saucepan until completely dissolved
  2. 2 Bring the mixture to a boil; cook and stir at a boil for 2 minutes
  3. 3 Stir the milk, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract through the mixture
  4. 4 Continue cooking until hot, but do not bring to a boil
  5. 5 Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 280.6
  • Carbohydrate 42.9 g
  • Cholesterol 24.4 mg
  • Fat 8.3 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 8.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7 g
  • Sodium 235.5 mg
  • Sugar 41.4 g


  1. I prefer using cocoa from the can too for this. Also use your own judgement for the extract 'less is more.'
  2. Yum! This is an easy-to-make recipe! I shared some with a relative of mine and we both thought it was great! Although I didn't have any cocoa mix on hand I decided use two Keurig cups which worked out great! I also happened to use the rest of my peppermint extract since there was so - Read more ...
  3. This recipe comes out perfect with 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder in place of the hot cocoa mix and taking the peppermint extract down to 1/2 tsp. It really does taste like a thin mint cookie!
  4. This is the best the whole family enjoyed it!!:)
  5. I thought this tasted alright. I used the calculate button to change it to 1 serving to try it. I went to cook it in a pot but it just wasn't enough ingredients for one drink to do so. I used the microwave instead and added the first 4 ingredients in a large mug and - Read more ...
  6. I think this has way too much peppermint extract. I recommend 1/2 tsp and then tasting it to see if you want more.
  7. This was excellent and easy to make...very delicious...I only had the baking cocoa powder and not hot cocoa mix so that's what I used and it was excellent...have already made it 2 nights in a row.
  8. This was pretty good. The only problem was that it was way too sweet even after reducing the sugar by half. I used 2% milk instead of the whole milk and pure peppermint extract (if you use the pure extract remember to reduce the amount i forgot to and 1 tsp was way too minty). - Read more ...
  9. This works a whole lot better if you use baking cocoa in place of the cocoa mix. You get more chocolate-y flavor with less sugar. I didn't have whole milk so I used a mix of fat free evaporated milk and fat free half-n-half. My kids and I thought this was great. Next time, I - Read more ...