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Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting is cool, creamy and loaded with chopped chocolate. If you love mint chocolate chip ice cream, this easy frosting recipe is your dream come true! Perfect for topping a chocolate cake or cupcake!

Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting Recipe

It’s FROSTING FRIDAY time again!!

Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite ice cream flavor! Mint Chocolate Chip is perfect in a sundae, but I’m telling you it’s even more perfect topped on your favorite cake, or sandwiched in a whoopie pie!

The great thing about this frosting is how EASY it is! Remember back on week one of Frosting Friday when I showed you guys the Perfect Buttercream Recipe? I also mentioned that over the course of our frosting adventures we would build on that recipe and turn it into other fun creations.

Today, that is happening.

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting:

All you do for gloriously creamy mint chip frosting is make a batch of my Perfect Buttercream

And to that you add a few drops of green food coloring AND a small amount of peppermint extract, NOT to be confused with MINT extract. Trust me, I’ve done that before, and what you end up with is a huge batch of toothpaste flavored icing. Not cool, bro.

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

Then finely chop up some semi-sweet chocolate. I actually prefer using Hershey’s Special Dark Bars for this, reason being, they taste great (because they’re meant for snacking) and they are relatively soft in texture (as far as dark chocolate goes).

Hershey's Special Dark

When I was testing this recipe I preferred this bar over all the others for those reasons alone…AND when I tried the recipe with actual chocolate chips (both regular and mini sized) I didn’t love the hard bits in the frosting. Of course, if you can’t find this chocolate bar at your store go with whatever good tasting dark chocolate you can find.

But chop it up finely…

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

Chopping it finely works best for spreading or piping. Plus, the chocolate dust you get while chopping is GREAT in the frosting!

Stir all that yumminess in…

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

And you’re left with creamy, buttery, cool Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting!

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

Consume as desired…

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

No judgement.

If you make any of the recipes from my Frosting Friday series, post you pictures on Instagram and use the hashtag #FrostingFriday !!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 batch 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting is cool, creamy and loaded with chopped chocolate. If you love mint chocolate chip ice cream, this easy frosting recipe is your dream come true! Perfect for topping a chocolate cake or cupcake!


  • 1½ cups butter, room temperature
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/41/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • a few drops of green food coloring
  • 6 Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bars, finely chopped (9 ounces)


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Turn the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar until it’s mixed in.
  2. Slowly stream in ¼ cup of the heavy cream and peppermint extract. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix for 1 minute until creamy. Add additional heavy cream, if a creamier frosting is desired.
  3. Turn mixer to low and add in chopped chocolate. Stir until combined.


if you opt to use milk instead of cream start with 2 tablespoons and add from there. Milk is thinner than cream and doesn’t take as much to loosen your frosting.

*Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 moth. Allow the frosting to come to room temperature before using.


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 283
  • Sugar: 33.7 g
  • Sodium: 3.5 mg
  • Fat: 15.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.8 mg

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10 comments on “Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting”

  1. My guy loves loves mint chocolate chip EVERYTHING ha ha! Time to bake some birthday yumminess. I assume the 24-30 cupcakes you mentioned in a previous reply are regular sized not minis? If I bake a chocolate cake instead will the ingredient amounts you listed only be enough to ice a 2 layer cake or as much as a 3 -layer cake? Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Saltsugarspice

    Would the chocolate chips make it difficult to pipe the frosting? Have you tried that?? Perhaps if I put the chips in the food processor?

  3. been wanting that mint chocolate chip frosting cone there since you first posted this! do you have any info on where the chocolate chip cones are from too?

  4. This is getting pinned for sure. We have a little one that loves mint chocolate ice cream but can’t eat ice cream any more. Frosting doesn’t seem to bother his tummy so this would be a fun surprise for him.

  5. The comment about toothpaste flavored icing made me laugh. This does sound good! My mom loves the mint chocolate chip combo so I’m thinking she would like this icing!

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