Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

by Tonya Staab
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This mint hot chocolate recipe is perfect year-round, but with shamrock drink stirrers it is the perfect drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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It’s supposed to rain later this week. Flannel pajamas have been washed, blankets have been located, the fireplace has been inspected, and hot chocolate will be made.

If you love mint and dark chocolate then you will love this mint hot chocolate. The best part is all ingredients are available at Smart & Final.

a mint oreo hot chocolate with crumbled mint oreos on top
Delicious mint hot chocolate recipe with Oreo’s.

Mint hot chocolate recipe

mint hot chocolate recipe made using mint oreos

Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate

Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 1 1/2 cup First Street Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup First Street 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1 sachet Nestle Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 tbs Ambiance Vanilla Hot Beverage Sprinkles
  • 6 Cool Mint Oreo's (crushed) + 2 more in a separate bowl
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 First Street Marshmallows (regular size, not mini)


  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream with an electric beater until stiff peaks form.
  2. Place the marshmallows into a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 15 seconds. Mix them with a spoon until they are melted and smooth. Pour the marshmallow into the cream and give it a quick mix on low speed. Set aside.
  3. Heat the half & half and milk in a saucepan, add the dark chocolate cocoa, 6 crushed Oreo's, and vanilla. Continue stirring until hot and well combined. If there are still a few chunks of crushed Oreo's, use an immersion blender, just give it a couple of quick pulses.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, top with the marshmallow cream, and then the extra crushed Oreo's.
ingredients to make a mint oreo hot chocolate from First Street food products at Smart & Final
mint oreo hot chocolate with crumbled mint oreos on top of whipped cream

Shamrock drink stirrers

These fun shamrock wooden stirrers are perfect for turning this mint hot chocolate into a festive St. Patrick’s Day drink.

What you need

  • wooden stirrers
  • a picture of a shamrock
  • hot glue


I had one too many shamrock coasters left over from a previous St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I cut out the shamrocks and attached them to the wooden stirrers using a hot glue gun.

You will be able to find shamrock scrapbook paper, or download images using PicMonkey or Canva to make these if you don’t have leftover party supplies.

wood drink stirrers with paper shamrocks glued to them
Make these shamrock drink stirrers for St. Patrick’s Day.

Smart & Final carries warehouse-size items without a club fee. This makes shopping easy, less expensive, and less daunting to shop in than a big warehouse store!

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karen steward February 27, 2014 - 5:04 am

This looks great, Tonya! I’m not a fan of mint, but my grandson is! 🙂 I want to surprise him with this special treat! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn West February 27, 2014 - 8:39 am

There is something about mint and chocolate that makes me so happy. The next time I make hot chocolate, I am so doing this. #Client

Cathy February 27, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post tomorrow in my “100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp” with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from

Erinn Sluka March 4, 2014 - 1:26 pm

This looks delicious! Mint & chocolate are my favorite combination! Great post!

Teri March 5, 2014 - 9:16 am

This looks so amazing. The mint flavor with the chocolate has got to be killer taste! Before I moved, I lived in Las Vegas for many years, and Smart and Final was one of my favorites. Love that store!! I would be thrilled if you would link them to my “Get Your Blarney On” link party! It’s all about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Hope to see you there!


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