Minty Cocoa Mousse With a Kiss of Mint

Minty Cocoa Mousse is cool, creamy, smooth and silky! 

Spring calls for mousse – and chocolate – with a touch of mint. My Minty Cocoa Mousse is the perfect dessert, no matter the season. If you are a chocolate and mint kind of gal (or guy), this is definitely for you. It’s oh so quick and easy.

You know those desserts you make over and over and no longer need to look at the actual recipe? This is that recipe. After you make it a few times, you can practically make it in your sleep.

Minty Cocoa Mousse is light, refreshing and delicious. The smooth chocolate is lightly kissed by a touch of mint. It's the perfect ending to a satisfying meal.

True confession time: I’ve always had a thing for chocolate, but never really wanted my chocolate to dally with mint at all. My chocolate has always been married to peanut butter. However, this is one recipe where I make an exception to my rule.

Want to know what gives this chocolate a touch of mint? It’s Junior Mints! They melt beautifully along with cocoa, milk, and butter. Who knew adding a touch of mint would be so easy?

Junior Mints are used in my Minty Cocoa Mousse

Let’s make Minty Cocoa Mousse

In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa and milk. Add mints and butter; cook and stir over low heat until smooth.

Let cool for 15 minutes. Stir in one cup whipped topping and vanilla. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.

As the old saying goes, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating!”

Minty Cocoa Mousse

If you’re looking for a dessert that the adults and kids will like, my Minty Cocoa Mousse rocks! It’s a favorite with the grandkids and I always make it on family vacations. Plus, it’s easy and pretty. It’s chocolate – with a kiss of mint.

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse is cool and creamy with a touch of mint.

Ingredients

  • 2 T baking cocoa
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 cup Junior Mints
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 carton (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed & divided
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Garnish with fresh mint, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa and milk and stir until smooth.
  2. Add mints and butter; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping and vanilla. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with mint, if desired.
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About Alli

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Comments

  1. Chocolate mint has forever been my favorite mix of flavors! Your mousse looks amazing!

  2. This was delicious! I’m not a big mint fan but I loved this.

  3. My grandchildren loved this mousse! As did I. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Chocolate and PB are the best combo ever …. but chocolate and mint would rank pretty high too! Love this – pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends this week! 🙂

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