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.
- Oreo Cookies and Cream
- Chocolate Banana
- Mint Chocolate Chip
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
- Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
- Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
- Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Mousse
- Chocolate Mint Martini
- Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Cups
- Chocolate Mint Dessert Balls
- Chocolate Mint Baked Custard
- Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Chocolate-Mint Wafers
- Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Krispy Treats
- Quick Chocolate Mint Sauce
- Chocolate Mint Sticks
- Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
- Low Fat Chocolate Mint Cake
- Chocolate Peppermint Bars
- Chocolate Mint Surprises
- Chocolate Mint Torte
- Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies