This delightfully delicious Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake features a classic combination of mint and rich chocolate flavors. With a no-bake preparation, you can make this completely irresistible sweet treat with very little effort.
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Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake
This recipe for the most decadent mint chocolate icebox cake is made by layering Mint Oreos with sweetened whipped cream. For an extra special touch, a few drops of food coloring are added to give it a gorgeous green mint color. Every single bite delivers a subtle hint of minty freshness paired with the indulgent richness of chocolate, making it a perfect dessert for any occasion.
Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or a casual get-together with family and friends, this yummy dessert will leave everyone asking for seconds. And the best part is, this no-bake recipe only takes about 20 minutes to whip together, which means less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests. If you’re as obsessed with mint chocolate flavors, you should also check out these Mint Oreo Balls or this rich and creamy Chocolate Mint Fudge.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Easy dessert: This is one of the easiest desserts you can make. You won’t even turn on the oven. Simply layer the ingredients and refrigerate, and you’ll have a delicious dessert ready to enjoy without any fuss.
- Beautiful presentation: The green color makes this a great dessert for springtime, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, or anytime you want a pop of color on your dessert table.
- Make-ahead dessert: This mint chocolate icebox cake is a make-ahead dessert by nature. Since it requires chilling time in the fridge, you can prepare it in advance for parties or gatherings.
- Mint Oreo cookies
- Heavy whipping cream
- Powdered sugar
- Pure vanilla extract
- Mint extract
- Green food coloring
- Andes mints, chopped for topping
How to Make an Easy Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake
Step One: Make the Creamy Filling
- In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and mint extract using the whisk attachment on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
Step Two: Make the Oreo Base
- In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish lay the mint chocolate cookies in a single layer. You may need to break the Oreo cookies for the end row to make them fit better.
Step Three: Add a Layer of Filling
- Next place a third of the whipped topping on top of the chocolate cookie base and spread out evenly with an offset spatula.
Step Four: Top with Additional Layers
- Top with another layer of Oreos and another layer of whipped cream.
- Top with a final layer of Oreos and the remaining whipped cream.
Step Five: Garnish, Chill and Serve
- Garnish the top of the cake with the chopped Andes mints.
- Place in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap, for 8 hours or overnight, this helps the mint chocolate cookie layer soften and everything come together to make a cake.
- Slice and serve the next day.
Note: For best results, this cake does need to sit overnight. It’s what makes the chocolate wafers soften and have a cake-like texture.
Icebox Cake Add-ins and Variations
- Cookie options: Instead of the mint chocolate sandwich cookies, you can use Thin Mints, everyone’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie. If you’re not a chocolate fan, you can use Golden Oreos or graham crackers.
- Garnish options: You can add some chocolate sprinkles, chocolate curls, or more chopped-up Oreos to the top of the cake for extra garnishes. A couple of fresh mint sprigs is always a great way to let everyone know the flavor of the cake is mint. You can also dust the top of the cake with a little cocoa powder if you prefer.
- Topping options: Chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce gives the cake extra chocolate flavor. You can also add fresh fruits for a pop of bright flavor. You can also sprinkle crushed peppermint candy or candy canes on top for a festive and crunchy texture. Mini chocolate chips or toasted sliced almonds on top of the cake to add a nice little crunch.
- Flavor options: You can use chocolate mint extract, peppermint extract, or coffee extract to change up the flavor a bit. You can also mix in a teaspoon of espresso powder to the whipped cream mixture.
- Ice cream option: If you really want to an interesting twist, you can easily make this an ice cream dessert by using ice cream sandwiches instead of the Oreos. Just keep in mind, it will need to be stored in the freezer.
Can I Use Regular Oreo Cookies Instead of Mint Oreo Cookies?
If you prefer a more classic chocolate flavor, feel free to swap them for regular Oreos. If you want to keep the minty flavors, you can just add a little bit more mint extract.
Can I Make Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake in Advance?
Yes, this is an excellent dessert to make ahead of time. It actually benefits from being prepared in advance, because the extra time gives the cookies time to soften and the flavors to develop. It can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days before you need to serve it.
Can I Freeze this Icebox Cake?
While it’s okay to freeze it for a couple of hours, freezing this cake for a day or two will affect the texture of the whipped cream filling when it is thawed.
More Easy No Bake Desserts
- Peanut Butter Bars
- Cherry Cheesecake
- Peanut Butter Pie
- Banana Split Cake
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Dessert
Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake
- 37 ounces mint Oreos 2 packages
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- green food coloring
- 10 Andes mints chopped for topping
- In a large bowl beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and mint extract until stiff peaks form.
- In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish lay the oreos in a single layer, you may need to break the oreos for the end row.
- Next place a third of the whipped cream on top of the oreos and spread out evenly.
- Top with another layer of oreos and another layer of whipped cream.
- Top with a final layer of oreos and whipped cream.
- Garnish with the chopped Andes mints.
- Place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight, this helps the cookies soften and everything come together to make a cake.
- The next day slice and serve.
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