After-dinner mint cream

After-dinner mint cream

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 6
This creamy syllabub is a spin on classic mint choc chip and a great way to use up leftover chocolates

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal595
  • fat51g
  • saturates30g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.21g


  • 250g mascarpone
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2-3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp cream sherry (we used Harvey's Bristol Cream)
  • 200g thin after-dinner mints, plus 6 extra to serve


  1. Put the mascarpone, double cream, caster sugar and sherry in a bowl and whisk until thick enough to hold its shape. Break 200g of the after-dinner mints into small pieces, then beat these into the cream mixture. Spoon into tiny glasses or bowls and chill until needed. Add 1 more thin after-dinner mint to each dessert before serving

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14th Sep, 2016
Very rich and too sweet for me but my boyfriend loved it and he finished mine off. Needs adjusting for individual tastes, for sure. Not one where you should just 'follow the recipe'.
22nd Mar, 2013
could this work with Tia Maria?
4th Aug, 2012
I didn't have any left over chocolate so had to buy some!! When I had made this dish I thought it was a bit sickly, but after it had been left to chill and set the taste seemed to adjust and mellow out, it was delicious and creamy. A definate make again recipe.
17th Jul, 2012
I was disappointed, not as yummy as I was expecting.
28th Dec, 2011
Made this using limited edition lemon After Eights. I used half quantities but made 5 small desserts as I reckoned it would be very rich. Obviously very easy to make and nice to eat.
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14th Dec, 2011
Right with you lipstick! I'm assuming that we don't have to use cream sherry in it? being te-total I can't use alcohol in cooking - any other suggestions? Could you use mint essence?
14th Dec, 2011
I am having trouble finding these 'leftover chocolates'...
31st Aug, 2013
i have a similar problem with "leftover WINE" ... what the heck is that ???
21st May, 2014
Can this be made in advance or is it best to be eaten straightaway? I wouldn't want to make it early then return to it and it's a disaster!
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