Mint is a favorite taste around the holidays and one that I simply can’t get enough of. Growing up, I enjoyed mint bars, mint cookies, Andes mints, mint ice cream – it’s safe to say that mint is a favorite. I was delighted to learn about so many great gluten free recipes that include mint. Here are my top four mint desserts that are gluten free – and easy to make dairy free!
Betty Crocker Grasshopper Bars
I love recipes from Betty Crocker because you know it will turn out well using one of the gluten free box mixes. The recipe uses cream cheese frosting, but you can use a different frosting from Betty Crocker if you are following a dairy free diet. Get the full recipe here.
Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Shots
It’s hard to believe that this delicious mint dessert can be dairy free, but it’s completely true! The main ingredients are coconut milk, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and chocolate chips (which can be dairy free if using Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips!). ChocolateCoveredKatie.com created this recipe around St. Patrick’s Day, but I would recommend it for any holiday, including ringing in the New Year! Get the recipe here.
Mint Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
SarahBakesGFree.com also posted a yummy mint dessert for St. Patrick’s Day that happens to be dairy free, gluten free and vegan, but these are festive for any holiday – especially Christmas and New Years! These are small enough to eat a few without feeling to guilty for indulging in a dessert. This recipe requires more time and ingredients compared to these other delicious mint recipes, but it’s a great dessert to try with your kids over Christmas break and it makes 20+ vegan mini cheesecakes.Get the recipe here.
Thin Mint Oreos
Do you miss mint Oreos like I do while following a gluten free and dairy free diet? ForkAndBeans.com is here to save your craving with their thin mint Oreo recipe. There are multiple steps in this recipe, but you could be enjoying this treat in only 30 minutes! Sounds like a great recipe to go with a steaming cup of gluten free and dairy free hot chocolate! Get the recipe here.