Healthy Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

By Laura Dominguez
frozen peppermint hot chocolate

Let me start by saying that ice cream and iced coffee are two of my favorite things on the planet. So winter’s arrival always leaves me in a bit of a predicament: do I abandon icy treats until warmer temps arrive? It just doesn’t seem right. I know, I know, there’s nothing quite like strolling down the sidewalk during the holidays with a giant cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. But what about those times when you’re huddled inside around a toasty fire with your cozy socks on? Cue the frozen hot chocolate.

photography by: Ashleigh Amoroso 

It’s probably clear just by looking at these that I didn’t skimp on the chocolate. What you may not guess is that these shakes also include a full cup of spinach per serving, and I guarantee you won’t be able to taste it. A sweet indulgence with a side of a nutrient-dense power greens? You’re welcome.

Now for the as yet unmentioned ingredient that is truly the star of the show: mint, also known as chocolate’s BFF. As with most of our recipes, we kept these shakes free of syrups and excessive sugar and instead loaded them with fresh ingredients. Of course, all without sacrificing taste which comes here in the form of fresh mint, and lots of it!

Whether you’re sprucing up your morning smoothie with a holiday twist or making these for friends and family while sitting around the fire, I hope you get a chance to enjoy these healthier frozen peppermint hot chocolates this season! Happy Holidays!

Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Serves 1

Healthy Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

By Camille Styles


  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 1 5.3 oz container vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2/3 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ice to reach consistency


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Top with whipped cream, garnish with dark chocolate shavings and fresh mint leaves, and enjoy!

Comments (15)

  1. Jill says:

    Tempting! What form of spinach would you use for this recipe? Thanks!

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Hi Jill, you would use fresh spinach leaves. Enjoy!

  2. suwanneerose says:

    I could live on chocolate & mint. Always looking for ways to get my fix, and healthy is a bonus. I might mix in some chocolate Green Superfood powder.

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Oh, yes! Great idea. Let us know how they come out!

  3. Rachael says:

    I can’t believe these are healthy, they look so delicious 🙂

    Rachael xx.

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Isn’t that the best? Hope you get to try them out!

  4. Amy says:

    Oh, wow! This looks amazing! I love that it’s healthy too- I’m always trying to find healthy and yummy treats for my twins. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Yes! I hope you guys love it.

  5. Lisa Mecham says:

    What! My mind is officially blown! I’ll be making this tomorrow. Thank you so much!

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Yay! Hope you love them, Lisa!

  6. Claire says:

    The recipe doesn’t specify ice. I’m assuming ice is needed to make it frozen. If so, how much?

    1. Laura Dominguez says:

      Hi Claire! Just add enough ice to reach your desired consistency.

  7. Annabelle says:

    This looks delicious!

    x Annabelle

  8. Edenpassante says:

    OMG everything about this looks amazing!! Definitely making this!

  9. travelbeautypad says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I love chocolate

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