There are some classic combinations that have been widely accepted and relished, like PB and J, coffee and donuts, bacon and eggs etc. But there are some food combinations that we’ve detested and really blamed our curiosities for. So after testing the waters, we’ve come to a conclusion that mint and chocolate is a classic. The minty flavour is infused in plain chocolate by adding either peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe. Whether you like it in your paste or your Ayurvedic capsules, we’ve rounded up 7 of the best mint and chocolate dessert recipes (also known as grasshopper desserts) that celebrate this divine union!
Tip: Most recipes mentioned below use mint extract which may be overpowering if you don’t use the right amount to flavour your dessert.
Mint Chocolate Zuccotto
Zuccotto is a dome shaped, semi-frozen, chilled, Italian dessert made using brandy, cake and ice cream. Combining chocolate sponge, chocolate and almond mousse and a mint-choc-chip cream, the Sorted boys show you how to prepare this show-stopping dessert! This is the perfect cake to celebrate any occasion!
Mint Chocolate Soufflé
Do you enjoy rich and indulgent desserts on restaurant menus but don’t think you can recreate them at home? This soufflé recipe is super easy and only uses five ingredients- double cream, mint chocolate, butter and eggs. The winning combination of chocolate and mint gives this one an awesome SORTED twist.
Chocolate Mint Brownies
This video shows you how to make a super-dense, super-chocolaty, super-chewy mint chocolate dessert with a mint icing that you’ll frequently try to reach out for like the figures in the famous painting Creation of Adam do.
Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars
Watch how to whip up a brilliant dessert using fudge cake mix and the cream cheese frosting! Is it chocolate, is it mint, or is it cheesecake? What if we told you it’s all the three together and you start doing a happy jig like an over-enthusiastic cheerleader? These bars are also great for holidays, or any time you want to serve a special sweet! Get your mason jars and tin cans ready!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
If you devour cookies like the cookie monster then you’ll certainly love this one! Set your stoves on and boil that milk for some delicious dunking is about to happen.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Carefully loaded with mint extract and hued a dull green, Laura shows you how to make the perfect soft-serve. If your vision of the perfect mint ice cream is a pastel green scoop freckled with tiny chocolate chips, redolent of the taste of genuine mentha then this is your go-to recipe!
Chocolate Mint Shortbreads
In this video Stephanie Jaworski demonstrates how to make an easy dessert that you can eat any time of the day! Chocolate Mint Shortbreads take two buttery and crisp chocolate shortbreads and sandwich them together with a smooth and creamy dark chocolate ganache that has been flavoured with peppermint.