Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a baby shower for my daughter-in-law who is expecting a baby girl ~ the first girl born into my husband’s side of the family for 55 years!  Needless to say, everyone is pretty excited. We’re all excited on my side of the family, too, because is there anything better than a baby girl? {besides a baby boy?} Anyway, at that baby shower we made sure there was A LOT of pink.  From invitations and decorations, gifts and blankets, to these mints.

You know those butter mints that melt in your mouth and are so yummy?  Well, these Cream Cheese Mints are similar.  They’re a little softer but are so minty and they melt deliciously.  There are lots of Cream Cheese Mint recipes floating around on the internet.  I found this recipe here.

They were really easy to make and everyone loved them.  In fact, I think everyone had at least, oh about ten!

Cream Cheese Mints

Yield: Makes about 150 mints

Cream Cheese Mints


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 drops food coloring {optional}
  • 4-1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Beat the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  2. Add the salt, peppermint extract, and food coloring. Mix well.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, mixing well to form a thick dough.
  4. Roll the dough into logs, about 1/2" thick {like making play doh snakes!} and slice every 1/2".
  5. Lay the mints on wax paper and let them dry overnight.
  6. Store the mints in an airtight container.

Try making these mints for your next special occasion.

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43 Responses to Cream Cheese Mints

  1. Cara April 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    I may or may not have had more than 10 😉

    These were so melty and amazing in my mouth, I was hooked, and I don’t typically like mints of any kind!

    • Lori April 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Haha. I wasn’t really counting. 🙂 They are amazingly delicious and minty.

  2. Maureen April 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Sitting here with a few family members, I whipped the screen around to show them this and got lots of oohs and awes!! Will be trying these.

    • Lori April 26, 2013 at 2:28 am #

      I know what you mean. That’s exactly how everyone at our baby shower reacted. And then they each either grabbed a handful or nibbled throughout the party. Let me know how you like them, if you make them.

  3. Amy of while wearing heels April 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    These are my favorite. I never knew how to make them though. Thank you for sharing. And, congratulations on baby girl to be. I can’t believe it’s been 55 years on your husband’s side of the family for a baby girl. How exciting.

    • Lori April 26, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      Thank you, Amy. We are so, so excited about our soon-to-be baby grand daughter. And now you can make your own mints.

  4. jackie @ marin mama cooks April 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    What a clever idea and I’m sure these mints were a hit! It’s funny, but I’m past the baby shower phase and onto the bat mitzvah stage. The time really goes by so fast. 🙂

    • Lori April 26, 2013 at 12:51 am #

      You’re not kidding about time passing by so quickly. It seems like we only blinked a time or two and our children are now having children. So my advice to you is don’t blink. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Jeni April 26, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Yummy! I love mints, and I love the bright color pink! I always think about mints as being pastels, but I like the color change!! Makes them more up to date!!

    • Lori April 26, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      Yea, the bright pink was a must for this occasion. If you love mints, Jeni, give these a try and then let me know what you think about them.

  6. Nicci Spencer April 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Thanks for the post. We have a mint recipe, but it doesn’t call for cream cheese. Can’t wait to try these!

    • Lori April 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      I saw other recipes and for some reason the cream cheese is what drew me in to the recipe I used and I’m glad I did because they are delicious. I would love to try your recipe {share, please 🙂 }

  7. Kimberli April 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    These look so good! I invite you to join me tonight! 8:30 p.m. Mountain time for the Share it With Us Saturday link party. Come Share some of your new posts at the party, link up all weekend long. I would love to have you!

    • Lori April 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Thank you, Kimberli, for the invite. I’ll come on over.

  8. Danielle April 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    These look so yummy. Anything with cream cheese has my name calling. Congratulations on all the excitement a baby girl will bring to your family. We too have a long line of boys in the family so I can relate. Have a great weekend!

    • Lori April 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Thank you for the congrats, Danielle. It’s exciting times, for sure. Give these a try sometime and then let me know what you think.

  9. Patrice April 28, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    Mmmm…these are delish!

    • Lori April 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      I agree!!!

  10. Serena Malcolm April 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    These look yummy. I’ve never thought to make mints at home but this looks so easy I may just give it a try. Congratulations on the baby girl – I can just imagine how excited your family must be!

    All the best from your newest follower from the Monday Mingle and wishing you a great week too,

    Serena from Operation: Be His Mother

    • Lori April 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Thank you, Serena. I’m coming on over to your site. Your blog name intrigues me.

  11. Give Peas A Chance April 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    beautiful! Thanks for stopping my my blog I have pinned this post here

    • Lori April 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Thank you. And thanks for pinning. I’m going to come see what good things you have.

  12. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love May 1, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I can’t wait to try these…I’ve had them and they are delicious! I’m featuring them today and appreciate you sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

    • Lori May 1, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      I’m thrilled, Lisa. Thank you so much for the feature. I’m with you… they are delicious.

  13. Abby May 1, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    I can’t wait to try these! I was just curious though, is it safe to keep them sitting out considering there is cream cheese in them?

    • Lori May 1, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Hi Abby, I think they’re safe left out. I’ve had the leftover mints in a container and pop one in my mouth every few days just to see if they’re still good and they are {they haven’t made me sick!}. Maybe all of the sugar helps preserve the cream cheese.

      • Abby May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

        Thanks so much for the reply! 🙂 I did make them and oh my are they yummy! I made yellow ones to have at my son’s construction birthday party. They were very easy to make…,the hardest part is going to be keeping the rest of the family out of them when they get home this evening! 😉

  14. Katie @ Made to be a Momma May 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    These mints look delicious! Im afraid if I make them I will eat them ALL in one day! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party!

    • Lori May 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      Thank you for the invite, Katie. I come on over.

  15. Krista @ While He Was Napping May 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    I love these! I had no idea they were so easy… and I have everything in my cupboard already. I think I know what I’m doing tomorrow… Thanks for sharing! If you’d like to share this at my link party, I would love to have you! What an awesome collection.

    Krista @ While He Was Napping

    • Lori May 2, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Thanks Krista. I think I already shared it at your link party but I’ll come check. I hope you make these ~ then let me know how you like them.

  16. Jennifer May 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I’d like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


    • Lori May 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

      Thank you for the invite. I’ll come on over.

  17. Ruthie May 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    I would eat the whole batch… by myself! YUM!! Thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… I hope you’ll come back to party with me again tomorrow! Have a great night! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Lori May 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

      Thanks, Ruthie. I will.

  18. Mariel @ Or so she says... May 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    Totally featuring these tomorrow! Thanks for linking up at ‘Or so she says…’!


    • Lori May 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Mariel ~ Thank you so much for the feature. I’m thrilled that you like the Cream Cheese Mints post.

  19. Jennifer May 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you’re having a splendid week.


    • Lori May 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks, Jenny. I did visit several ~ I just love seeing what everyone creates. You have a great week, too.

  20. Nanny Sharron May 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Don’t get stuck in a rut with these! I have added butter flavoring for butter mints; strawberry, cherry, lemon, orange . . . the skies the limit!! Have fun!!

    • Lori May 10, 2013 at 12:53 am #

      Great idea. Butter flavoring would be delicious.


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