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Thin Mint Cocoa Recipe
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Thin Mint Cocoa

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix the sugar, cocoa mix, and salt into the water in a saucepan until completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil; cook and stir at a boil for 2 minutes. Stir the milk, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract through the mixture. Continue cooking until hot, but do not bring to a boil. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2010

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 might add a little more peppermint extract.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2012

I think this has way too much peppermint extract. I recommend 1/2 tsp and then tasting it to see if you want more.


12 Ratings

Nov 26, 2011

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.

Feb 13, 2012

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 microwaved for 30 seconds. I then added the milk and flavorings and did an additional 1 minute. I did change it up some to lighten it up a bit. I used 1% milk and a packet of Truvia for the sugar. For the extract I added a drop of peppermint and 2 drops of vanilla extract. I have used extracts, enough, to know a little goes a long way. It can be added but not removed. I am not a big fan of making flavored cocoa from a packet. However, it did sort of taste like a thin mint cookie, although, even much more so with some Andes mints melting in the bottom of the cup.

Dec 02, 2014

I prefer using cocoa from the can too for this. Also use your own judgement for the extract 'less is more.'

Nov 20, 2013

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 little left in it anyways. This recipe is a definite keeper!

Sep 23, 2012

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!

Sep 15, 2012

This is the best the whole family enjoyed it!! :)


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  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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