Peppermint Extract and Oil Recipes

Browse popular recipes using peppermint extract and oil, including peppermint bark, mint brownies, and chocolate chip mint ice cream--we even have copycat recipes for the ever-famous Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.

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Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 662
This is a GREAT mint chocolate chip ice cream that I discovered by accident. The 2% milk makes the ice cream taste 'lighter' I think.

Cream Cheese Mints

Rating: 4.5 stars 300
These seem to be everyone's favorite holiday candy recipe. Could be the melt in your mouth texture, or perhaps the sweet peppermint taste. Could also be the fact that this is the easiest candy recipe around! If stored in airtight container, these can be frozen for a couple months. These can also be made into pretty shapes by rolling in granulated sugar, pressing into candy molds, and dropping them out.

Shamrock Shakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
This has become a St. Patrick's Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I.

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

Rating: 5 stars 41
Home made hard candy is a great gift idea! Use different colors and flavorings to match the season.

Peppermint Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 243
I have made these every year as one of many Christmas treats. My family really loves them, it wouldn't be Christmas without them! When you dip, tap the fork on the edge of the pan to shake off excess. Slide the patty onto waxed paper -- you can use the fork to make a little swirl on the top to make it pretty.

Strawberry Vegan Nice Cream

Rating: 1 stars 1
Frozen strawberries are blended with a handful of simple ingredients to make this vegan, dairy-free treat that's perfect for a hot day. Top with additional strawberries, if you like.

5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.5 stars 396
This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate can be used.

Old-Fashioned Homemade Hard Candy

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
This is an old recipe from my childhood. Many people have memories of cutting this candy with their mother's and grandmothers. I have passed it on and am now posting here for all to share in this classic Christmas tradition!

Thin Mint Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 91
If you love chocolate and mint you are sure to love this homemade version of the Girl Scout Cookies.

Mint-Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Dairy-free! I came up with this recipe after trying a specialty ice cream in an attempt to cut refined sugars from my diet. The result is amazingly rich and creamy, and not too sweet.

Thin Mint Crackers

Rating: 4.5 stars 305
Just like the Girl Scout cookies!

Chocolate Mint Milkshake

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
A cool, refreshing milkshake that will have you craving for more. All you need is milk, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and a few drops of some peppermint extract.

Inspiration and Ideas

Luck o' the Irish Brownie
Rating: Unrated 193
This decadent dessert is perfect for a St. Patrick's day celebration full of green!
Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

These mock Thin Mint(R) Girl Scout cookies made with only four ingredients are super delicious.