The attractive mint chocolate pieces with beautiful lines and delicious taste, harmonize milk, the characteristic aroma of chocolate and the coolness of mint. Mint chocolate lovers will be delighted to have a date on the calendar dedicated to mint chocolate. The American Confectionery Association has recognized February 19 every year as Mint Chocolate Day.
Many documents have recorded many ways of making chocolate of the Aztecs and Mayans. And when chocolate was brought to Europe, Europeans didn't like the strong bitter taste of beans, so they ate less and used it mainly for medicine.
With the cold weather in Europe, chocolate is often served as a hot beverage. And Europeans have added some other spices such as mint, cinnamon to make the drink easier to drink and more delicious. After a long time, chocolate and mint became a popular and fashionable combination.
In the 1800s, mint chocolate became so popular that as soon as inventions and improvements in the manufacturing process made it possible to mass produce chocolate, mint chocolate chip ice cream was approved by the Dairy Foods Association. International published 10th ranking in ice creams. Even small manufacturers produce mint chocolate to serve local people.
Huyler's in New York is said to be the earliest mass-produced chocolate mint in the United States. And their chain of stores was established stretching across the country.
Today, we can see mint chocolate flavor in everything from candy, to ice cream, macaroons, wine and even sauces. In addition, mint chocolate is also the name of an herb.
Choco mint is an herbaceous plant, commonly used in decorating dishes and preparing drinks in European countries, but is often confused with basil if you buy it at the market.
The scientific name for Choco mint is Mentha x piperita, which is derived from Peppermint (Mentha aquatica (Watermint) x Mentha spicata (Spearmint)). In some references, the full name is Mentha x piperita f. Citrata, b. Several other mint species are also derived from Peppermint such as Basil Mint and Orange Mint.
History of National Chocolate Mint Day
There has not been a document or a search to indicate the origin or creator of the Chocolate Mint day. However, the mixed flavor of mint chocolate makes these flavored foods a favorite. And those who love this flavor don't hesitate to celebrate Chocolate Mint Day.
Observing National Chocolate Mint Day
It will be interesting when on Chocolate Mint Day you make your own mint chocolate candies or mint chocolate flavored ice cream sticks for yourself and your family to show your love for mint chocolate.
Here is the recipe for mint chocolate chip that you can refer to:
Ingredients for mint chocolate:
- 200g chopped white chocolate
- 30g of melted green candy (if you don't cook, you can replace 30g of candy with 30g of white chocolate and then add 1-2 drops of blue food)
– tsp vegetable oil
- ½ tsp of mint essence
- 226g chopped dark chocolate
How to make mint chocolate chip?
Step 1: Use parchment paper to line a cake mold
Step 2: Melt 200g white chocolate and 30g green candy (or melt 230g white chocolate and add 1-2 drops of green food coloring). You can melt the chocolate using the water bath method or using the microwave. If using the microwave, stir the chocolate once every 20 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth. When the chocolate is melted, stir the cooking oil and mint essence into the chocolate.
Step 3: Melt the chocolate in the same way as you would pour with white chocolate into the mold and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the previous white chocolate on top and then use a toothpick to gently stir the two types of chocolate together into beautiful lines.
Step 4: Let the chocolate cool, harden and then break into small pieces. Put the chocolate in an airtight bag and store in a cool place or the refrigerator, chocolate can keep for up to 3 weeks.
Hope you guys enjoy this mint chocolate chip recipe and have an enjoyable mint chocolate day! Please share with everyone around with the hashtag #NationalChocolateMintDay.
ObservedNational Chocolate Mint Day has been observed annually on February 19th.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Friday, February 19th, 2021
Saturday, February 19th, 2022
Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Monday, February 19th, 2024