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Get ready to enjoy a creamy Chocolate Mint Smoothie with rich chocolaty flavor and a fresh burst of mint. It’s a healthy recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Sure you can pick up a shamrock shake at the local fast food restaurant. But why settle for just a minty milkshake when chocolate makes everything better?!
Originally published on March 10, 2015. Updated on February 9, 2021 with more helpful information.
Mint Chocolate Smoothie for Dessert
I love ice cream and could eat it every night. In fact, I’m so obsessed that when I do enjoy it, I question who came up with the serving size listed on the container. A measly half cup serving just isn’t cutting it. That’s like a dessert appetizer.
Buuuut, I know I shouldn’t eat ice cream every night, so instead I opt for smoothies. Same cold, creamy goodness, less sugar and negative consequences for the waistline.
And this Chocolate Mint Smoothie is so frosty cool and satisfying. It totally feels like an indulgent dessert, but it’s good for you!
Chocolate Mint Smoothie Recipe
Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
But don’t skip my PRO TIPS below!
- Milk – to save some calories and keep it creamy, I prefer unsweetened vanilla almondmilk. Feel free to substitute your preferred dairy or non-dairy milk.
- Cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt – I find I prefer cottage cheese. It blends up into a perfectly creamy and silky smooth texture and the salt actually enhances the sweetness. I think it lends itself better to certain flavor combinations, like how it mellows out the mint flavor compared to the tartness of Greek yogurt.
- Mint extract – you can use peppermint extract, but it does change the flavor slightly, so it depends on your preference.
- Vanilla extract – this just enhances the chocolate flavor and the overall creamy sensation. You can omit it if you like.
- Honey, sugar, or equivalent sweetener of choice – this is optional and depends on how sweet your banana is and how sweet you like your smoothies.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – you may find you want it more or less chocolaty so use 1-2 Tablespoons depending on your preference and whether you use regular or dark cocoa powder.
- Frozen banana – you can cut in into chunks wither before or after you freeze it. I like to use overripe bananas for the natural sweetness so I do not have to add any additional sweetener.
- Ice cubes – adjust the amount you add based on your desired texture and thickness.
I always recommend a high-powered blender like the Blendtec for the smoothest, most creamy smoothies. The Mini Wildside+ Jar is the perfect size for one or two smoothies. You can even use the “Smoothie” setting to have it gradually increase the speed to perfectly incorporate the liquids and frozen ingredients. Note, I do usually stop it a little before the cycle is over because I prefer an extra thick smoothie.
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How to make it
Just add everything to the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Feel free to adjust the flavor, sweetness, and texture with more cocoa powder, extract, sweetener, or ice, as needed.
And don’t forget the add-ins and toppings. You can add extra health benefits or make your chocolate mint smoothie feel more like a special treat!
What else can you add to your smoothie?
For added nutrition in your mint chocolate smoothie, blend in:
- Baby spinach or other dark, leafy greens
- Chia, flax, or hemp seeds
- Protein or collagen powder – I use this one!
To make a more indulgent chocolate mint smoothie, top it with:
- Cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
- A drizzle of fudge sauce
- Whipped cream
More mint recipes
- Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn
- No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes
- Healthy Shamrock Shake Smoothie
- No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
- Gluten Free Mint Oreos from Petite Allergy Treats
More chocolate smoothie recipes
- Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- Berry Chocolate Smoothie
- Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie
- Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Chocolate Mint Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetenend Almondmilk or your preferred dairy or on-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt
- 1-2 teaspoons honey, sugar, or equivalent sweetener of choice, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 large frozen banana, cut into chunks
- 3-5 ice cubes, based on your desired texture
- 1 Tablespoon cacao nibs or chocolate chips, optional
- Combine all ingredients except cacao nibs or chips in a blender in the order listed and puree until smooth, adjusting to desired sweetness and texture with sugar or other sweetener and ice.
- Add cacao nibs of chocolate chips, if using, and blend for another few second to break up slightly.
I love the jars/glasses you used!
Thank you, I love them too!
deeeelicious smoothies!! so much better than those mickey d’s shakes! and the cocoa nibs are the best!
This sounds amazing Brianne! Why is there no cottage cheese in my fridge??
I really love the creaminess it adds to smoothies, but yogurt works too!