I made cream cheese mints for my sister’s wedding today and I thought I would share how I make them. I also made these for my wedding.
You will need:
- 8 oz of cream cheese (has to be regular, not low fat)
- 2 lbs of powdered sugar
- 1/2 – 1 tsp mint extract (or other flavoring)
- food coloring
- granulated sugar
I mix my cream cheese mints by hand. You can use a mixer but I found that it stuck to the mixer and I spent more time scraping it off than mixing.
Take a large bowl and add the cream cheese and mint extract. Then mix in the powdered sugar. I think it works a better if you add powdered sugar a little at a time although you may want a helper for that because your hands will be messy as it is very sticky at this point. 2 lbs may seem like a lot of powdered sugar, but I’m sure you will use it all.
Once you have all the powdered sugar mixed in, kneed in the food coloring to get the color that you want. I used about 10 drops of blue and 6 drops of neon blue food coloring to get the blue color I made. My sister’s wedding color is malibu blue and these are a little too light but I’m sure she’ll like it.
You will want to have rubber molds like these for your mints. I have tried using the flexible ones but they were much harder to get out of the mold. I got my molds at a wedding store.
Put some granulated sugar in a small bowl. Dip your mold in it to coat the inside. This will make your mint come out of the mold easier and give it a sparkly look.
Press a small amount of your cream cheese mix into the mold. Then turn the mold over and push on the back of the mold to get the mint out and onto wax paper. Once you get this part down, it’s really easy. This will make about 180 rose mints.
When you’re done, put your mints in the fridge or freezer for at least 2 hours in one layer. You can transfer them to another container later.
They will store for 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge or months in the freezer.
These took me about 2 hours to make but I had some help molding the mints.
Let me know how yours turn out!