Classic Cream Cheese Mints


Learn how to make simple, old-fashioned cream cheese mints out of just a few ingredients. The mint color, flavor, and shape can be customized, making them appropriate for all kinds of events and celebrations.

What do cream cheese mints taste like? These mints are creamy and sweet. They can be flavored with peppermint, spearmint, vanilla, almond, butter flavoring – really any food flavoring will do.

How to Make Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints



– 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature – 2-pound bag of powdered/confectioners sugar (you may not need the whole bag) – Food flavoring (peppermint, almond or vanilla work well) – Food coloring – Granulated sugar, for coating mints

Step #1

Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, start adding powdered sugar until you reach the consistency of play dough.

Step #2

Add a drop or two of flavoring and mix to incorporate. Add more flavoring if desired.

Step #3

 Place equal portions of the dough into separate bowls. Add desired food coloring and mix well.

Step #4

To make mints, take a marble-sized portion of dough, roll it in granulated sugar, and press into a mint mold. Remove mint by inverting the mint mold.

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