20 ways to celebrate National Chocolate Mint Day

Towson Gino's Mint Chocolate Chip milkshake

TOWSON - You put chocolate and mint together and what do you get? Tasty goodness!

February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day. There are so many sweet treats we love to eat that come from chocolate mint including a milk shake.

“The chocolate mint shakes with the chocolate and the green coloring. It just looks good. So automatically you just assume it’s going to taste good,” said Towson Gino’s Burgers and Chicken’s Co-owner Scott Autry.

The taste helped mint chocolate chip snag the 12th spot among the “Top Tens’ Favorite Milkshake Flavor” List.

  1. Oreo Cookies and Cream
  2. Chocolate
  3. Vanilla
  4. Banana
  5. Marshmallow
  6. Strawberry
  7. Pineapple
  8. Cappuccino
  9. Mango
  10. Chocolate Banana
  11. Raspberry
  12. Mint Chocolate Chip
  13. Coconut
  14. Orange
  15. Apple

Gino’s is back in business which means, so are their hand-spun milkshakes.

“30 years ago, you’d walk into a place like this and get a chocolate, strawberry, vanilla. Now you can come to Gino’s and get any of the 100 or 1000 flavor combinations we have,” said Scott.

“It’s that feeling, it’s that memory they’re tasting and that’s why it’s so emotional,” he added.

Scott said they spare nothing to get the best taste.

“We purchase the highest grade of Edy’s ice cream mix there is. We were actually one of the first restaurants to test this grade.”

“We use a vanilla base; we add Hersey’s chocolate syrup, a few chocolate chips, a green mint flavor. We then spin in in a mix and chill machine and then serve it in a glass with whipped cream and a cherry,” said Scott.

If you’re looking to whip up a chocolate mint dessert or drink, here are some 20 recipes from cdKitchen.com:

20 Chocolate Mint Recipes

  1. Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
  2. Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
  3. Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies
  4. Chocolate Mint Mousse
  5. Chocolate Mint Martini
  6. Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Cups
  7. Chocolate Mint Dessert Balls
  8. Chocolate Mint Baked Custard
  9. Chocolate Mint Cookies
  10. Chocolate-Mint Wafers
  11. Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
  12. Chocolate Mint Krispy Treats
  13. Quick Chocolate Mint Sauce
  14. Chocolate Mint Sticks
  15. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
  16. Low Fat Chocolate Mint Cake
  17. Chocolate Peppermint Bars
  18. Chocolate Mint Surprises
  19. Chocolate Mint Torte
  20. Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies

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