Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

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Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

It all started out innocently enough. I bought these cute ice cream cookie cutters. After vacation I always find myself a little unmotivated to get back in the kitchen so I turned to something I can do in my sleep…make buttercream and cookies. However this time I wanted my ice cream-shaped cookies to taste like, well, ice cream of course. Oh my. OH MY! If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen this teaser:

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

All of the cookies/frostings were cute and tasted good but MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BUTTERCREAM?!

My buttercream axiom has been altered. Forever.

This may seem a little dramatic to you but this is serious business. I had to make a second batch of frosting -only mint chocolate chip this time- just to face the pleading masses (my husband and Four Year Old Foodie).

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Are you still reading this? I implore you to make yourself some. The end.

You can find my best sugar cookie and basic buttercream recipes already posted. {My sugar cookie recipe is my very very favorite because you don’t need to chill the dough before rolling!}

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Here’s a little tip – I use a drum cheese grater to finely chop up my chocolate chips. Enjoy!

What would you do with this buttercream?

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting #Recipe from @KatrinasKitchen


Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups Basic Buttercream frosting or store-bought
  • Β½ c finely chopped/grated chocolate chips
  • ΒΌ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring if desired


  • Prepare Basic Buttercream and add chocolate, mint, and food coloring.
  • Try not to eat your weight in it.
- Katrina

77 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream”

  1. #
    Maris — August 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

    What a fantastic treat! I don't blame your son!

  2. #
    lisamichele — August 23, 2011 at 12:28 am

    MY BF is going nuts over this as I type. Huge mint cc ice cream glutton, errr…fan. Looks and sounds pretty, darn amazing!

  3. #
    Erin @Dinners Dish.. — August 23, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Your cookies are amazing! So cute with the frosting! That frosting sounds incredible! Mint CC is my hubby's favorite ice cream, and he LOVES frosting – so this will be happening for sure, just a matter of time!

  4. #
    stephday — August 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Ok, those are the cutest cookies!! And I think I can just eat that buttercream with a spoon it looks so good!
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  5. #
    Parsley_Sage — August 23, 2011 at 12:50 am


    You've just given me diabetes.


  6. #
    KatrinasKitchen — August 23, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Hee hee! Sorry!

  7. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 23, 2011 at 12:58 am

    oh my goodness, those are adorable. I think you should send me cookies. For the baby of course.

  8. #
    Kelly — August 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

    These are all so cute Katrina!! Love this! πŸ™‚

  9. #
    KimBee_Cravings — August 23, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Will you adopt me? Please?

  10. #
    Sue — August 23, 2011 at 2:11 am

    I actually have some unfrosted ice cream cone sugar cookies in the freezer! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to get to work! Such cute cookies, Katrina!

  11. #
    Anne — August 23, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Katrina! What a creative use of buttercream! I love the ice cream cone shaped cookies! Can you just imagine all the possibilities of "ice cream flavor". Brilliant! : )

  12. #
    Lindselicious — August 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I just died. These are tooo CUTE! I love love love it! Awesome job Katrina!

  13. #
    Erin — August 23, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Oh my heck! This looks wonderful!!! Can't wait to make it (and eat it all up!!!)

  14. #
    Bake Your Day — August 23, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I had to peel my jaw off of my keyboard to type this. Oh. My. Goodness, Katrina this is perfect! We love mint chocolate chip ice cream, I can imagine the buttercream would be awesome too. Ps – I have made your sugar cookies and they are where it's at. I love the little cookie cups you made!

  15. #
    cookinghealthyforme — August 23, 2011 at 2:47 am

    What a clever idea! They look amazing and I love your flavor combination! Just so you know Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic sent me over!

  16. #
    kitchenarian — August 23, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I really want some of those cookies but if all you have left is the icing, I'll just eat that! The cookies are adorable Katrina.

  17. #
    janet — August 23, 2011 at 3:07 am

    These are so cute!!! One of my favorite ice cream flavors in frosting form? Yes please.

  18. #
    Sandra — August 23, 2011 at 3:43 am

    You are so creative Katrina, these are Wowww kind of reaction!! You did amazing, and incredible job!!!
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  19. #
    Lori — August 23, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I am drooling just looking at those fabulous pictures!! I can completely understand why you had to make a second batch of that icing! Perhaps you can use it as a barganing chip for chores….hee hee…cheaper than allowances these days!

  20. #
    bakingserendipity — August 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Between the cookie cutters and the mint frosting, you've totally stolen my heart πŸ™‚ I love this! Also, I love making my own frosting just so I can slather it on…exactly everything! Adding this to the recipe lists for sure!

  21. #
    Elies_Lie — August 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

    All of them are amazing!
    Loves ur recipe & photo! πŸ˜‰

  22. #
    Carolyn — August 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Love, love, love. The cookies are adorable, and I can see how it would be a slippery slope into spooning it out of the jar once you'd made this buttercream!

  23. #
    Julia — August 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    mmmmm, mint chocolate chip buttercream. Would it be so wrong if I swirled the frosting IN ice cream too? This looks so stinken good I might even spread it on toast for breakfast.

  24. #
    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — August 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I love your little cutout cookies with the frosting on them and I adore this frosting! Sounds so delicious.

  25. #
    Kate — August 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    How could I not eat my weight in that luscious buttercream! Wowza…. you are so going to be the next Bakeralla. They are absolutely stunning Katrina! Cheers, Kate
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  26. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — August 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    The ice cream cone shaped cookies are adorable, but the cookie cups of frosting? Amazing! This looks so good.
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  27. #
    Cara — August 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    yum! I feel like you've made this just for me, since it's my birthday and I *love* mint chocolate chip!

  28. #
    Charlie — August 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    these are so cute!

    By the way the sundae in the middle would look so cool as a lady with a fancy hair do.

  29. #
    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — August 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    These are all BEAUTIFUL! I could just jump right into my monitor right now. I love how you baked up some cookie cups to "house" the frosting. Love it!! Well done..
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  30. #
    asian recipes — August 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    What a cute recipe!! I saw your recipe and immediately went to try it. πŸ™‚

  31. #
    RavieNomNoms — August 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!! This is like my heaven!!! I love mint and chocolate together and you made it a buttercream…holy deliciousness!

  32. #
    best salad recipes — August 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    That looks insanely delicious. Insane in the most wonderful way!

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  33. #
    chocolate recipes — August 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Looks so yummy and delicious! will definitely try this, thanks for sharing this wonderful creation!
    My recent post Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  34. #
    Eftychia — August 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    All recipes look delicious! Bravo Katrina!

  35. #
    Baked by Rachel — August 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Sounds fantastic!! And they look freaking adorable. We must be on the same foodie brain page because weeks ago I'd contemplated cookie cups and again today I was thinking about them but just now saw your post! Crazy. I want some frosting – dipping with cookies or cookies coated sounds perfect! πŸ™‚

  36. #
    Mari's Cakes — August 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Katrina, this does look delicious! Mint and chocolate, I love that combination. The decorated cookies look fantastic.

  37. #
    KimBee_Cravings — August 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I keep coming back to look at this. Gonna share it again. It's just so pretty.

  38. #
    Alida — August 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Love! This looks amazing. I could definitely go for one of those cookie cups filled with this frosting right now. Mmm…:)
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  39. #
    caroline — August 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Pretty sure I'd lick that entire bowl clean–sounds as amazing as you described! Those cookies are adorable, too.

  40. #
    Christina — August 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I'd swim in it. I'm mint obsessed. If I make this I'm going to weigh 500 pounds!
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  41. #
    Ana Lourdes FD — August 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I love it!

  42. #
    What's for dessert? — August 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    So cute! Great idea!

  43. #
    Jennifer — August 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Haha, what happened next?! (wink)

  44. #
    Riat D K Simmons — August 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Those look amazing Katrina and your pictures are beautiful. Bravo!

  45. #
    [email protected] — August 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Woman, you are genius!!

  46. #
    blackbookkitchendiaries — August 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    omg! that is just too cute!! i love it:) can i please come over ?

  47. #
    freshandfoodie — August 24, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Yummy! Although the cups of frosting would've been too much for my sweet tooth to handle…unfortunately. πŸ™‚

  48. #
    Roxana GreenGirl — August 24, 2011 at 1:52 am

    if hubby sees this buttercream I'm in big trouble. His favorite flavor is mint chocolate!!

    I want some of those cookie cutters!! They are so cute!!!

  49. #
    Shay — August 24, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Adorable! Love it!

  50. #
    Meghan — August 24, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Buttercream is one of my basic food groups!! These cookies are absolutely adorable πŸ™‚
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  51. #
    kita — August 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I avoided this post fora few days now in my inbox because I knew the danger it would be once I clicked on it. I stumbled blindly, buzzed without peeking but here I am now…. and I just dripped drool on my keyboard.

  52. #
    ChocolatePriestess — August 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    We all eat frosting straight but at least you tried it on different things. I need to start making more frostings because I can't find any without transfats… sad because often I'm so busy but I have to think about what I feed my family and guests with so many of our birthdays right in a row.

  53. #
    Chrissy — August 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I LOVE mint chip ice cream, so this buttercream sounds amazzzzing!! Those cookies are so cute!

  54. #
    Charissa — August 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Oh wow! This is a drool worthy post.

    I love how you decorated the cookies at the top! You're so artsy!

  55. #
    sweetsugarbelle — August 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    YOU DID!!!! I love them! sorry I have neglected you…Ive been having a pity party about my poor blog, LOL! But I REALLT really do love these!

  56. #
    Elyse-Cultural Dish — August 25, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I love how you ended up just eating out of the bowl… that is definitely what I would have done! You have convinced me to save this and give it a try – I'm excited!

  57. #
    Christina — August 25, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Am I dreaming? Mint chocolate chip buttercream? πŸ™‚ That sounds fabulous! I have to give you credit for having the frosting make it onto those adorable cookies….I would have just eaten all the frosting! LOL πŸ™‚

  58. #
    briarrose — August 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Cutest little cookies ever!

    Ok….I would dive right into the mint chocolate chip buttercream. I can see why a second batch was demanded. πŸ˜‰

  59. #
    Evan @swEEts — August 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I really really like the sound of this buttercream! I need an excuse to make a cake or some cookies to go with it now!
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  60. #
    Rachel — August 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Those cookies might actually be the cutest thing ever! I never thought to make mint buttercream, but it's so obviously awesome! Thanks for the idea!
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  61. #
    Luciana — August 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Lovely cookies!
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  62. #
    pam — August 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    this sounds yummy! did you use the vanilla and almond extracts as well?

  63. #
    KatrinasKitchen — August 25, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    You know – I did on the first batch because I was making it up as I went and I also needed the chocolate and strawberry for the other 2 cookies. But on the second batch where I made only mint chocolate chip I left the almond out. I still put in the vanilla out of habit. Either way you want the mint to shine.

  64. #
    The Harried Cook — August 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Mint Chocolate Chip is one of my top ice cream flavors, and I am sure I would LOVE this frosting! Looks delicious… I would be eating it with a spoon… Great post!

  65. #
    Aggie — August 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    How fun are these cookies! And that cookie cup…holy yum. Such a cute post, made me smile πŸ™‚

  66. #
    Ama — August 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hahaha, nice post! The buttercream looks amazing, I'll have to give it a try.

  67. #
    Ryan — August 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Oh my word, these are adorable!!! That buttercream is calling my name and those ice cream cone cookies are perfection! Love it!
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  68. #
    Deborah — August 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Yes – you've sold me!! Can't wait to make some of this!!
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  69. #
    nutmegnanny — August 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my….I'm in heaven! This frosting looks amazing!!!

  70. #
    Julie — August 29, 2011 at 3:00 am

    What a fun way to flavor buttercream! I'm a lover of mint chocolate chip ice cream…AND I have some sugar cookie dough in the fridge just waiting to be baked & frosted πŸ™‚
    You've got such great recipes!
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  71. #
    paddleattachment — August 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Wow! This frosting looks fantastic. I can almost taste the mint chocolate-chip flavors from the pics alone. Congrats on your new discovery – and thanks for sharing with all of us!

  72. #
    DessertForTwo — August 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    What a great idea!!

  73. #
    BigFatBaker — September 3, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Oh YUM! What a good idea… I can see how addictive this can be too. Imagine if you froze this?! We're getting in the danger zone here…

    I can't' wait to make some for my next batch of cookies πŸ™‚
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  74. #
    alison — September 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I wanted to lick the screen because they looked so good. I am going to add that to the list of things that I need to make. My cousin's favorite is mint choc chip and I have never had a good use for the cheese grater so I have to make these for her birthday. I am going to get peppermint extract NOW!!!! Thanks for the great idea πŸ™‚

  75. #
    KatrinasKitchen — September 9, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Ahh this cracked me up πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think. I promise…it's good!!!

  76. #
    bigbearswife — September 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I love the back that I was just thinking about your blog, and hit my "Stumble" button and you popped up!! I also LOVE the fact that this buttercream looks JUST like ice cream!
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  77. #
    JpB — June 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Katrina- Seriously?! Where did you come up with or find this recipe?! It is to die for. I'm having trouble finishing making it without eating it. I don't care for peppermint so I used Watkins brand Mint extract and I have to tell you- if I close my eyes I could be eating warm mint chocolate chip ice cream. Thanks so much!

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