Some food combinations are so classic we take them for granted. Peanut butter and jelly, strawberries and cream, and one that holds a special, nostalgic place in our hearts, mint and chocolate. Whether you were weaned on Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and Andes Mints like some of us here at HuffPost Taste, or whether this perfect food pairing was a later discovery in life, mint and chocolate is a classic combination.
We know, we know. Not everybody loves this duo. To those people we ask one question: why are you reading this article? Mint chocolate desserts, also known as grasshopper desserts, are sacrosanct in the minds of their fans. Our devotion is not something we need or care to explain. It just is.
Grasshopper desserts got their name from the bright green New Orleans cocktail that was flavored with creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Since then, many desserts have taken on those same mint-chocolate flavors -- and it's a very good thing. No matter how you refer to this fine food pair, you're definitely going to want to explore its many possibilities. We've rounded up 25 of the best mint-chocolate dessert recipes to celebrate this divine union.