This Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake is layers of homemade mint whipped cream and Oreo Cookies. The cool, creamy layers of Oreos and mint cream come together to make a mouthwatering dessert that can’t be beat.
This Icebox Cake is sure to be a hit with all your family and friends. Serve it up at your next get-together or after-dinner treat for a delicious ending everyone will love! Plus, this chocolate icebox cake doesn’t require you to turn on the oven.
Table of contents
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake is a decadent and refreshing treat.
- The Oreo crust cookies pair perfectly with the cool, creamy mint cream for a delightful flavor combination.
- Plus, this recipe requires no baking, so you can whip it up in just minutes!
- With its impressive presentation and delicious taste, this easy-to-make dessert will be sure to please everyone.
All you need for this recipe are a few simple ingredients. One of the great things about this recipe is that all of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store so you don’t have to worry about tracking down specialty ingredients.
- mint Oreos
- heavy whipping cream
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- mint extract
- Green food coloring
- Andes mints, chopped for topping
See the recipe card below for quantities.
🔪 How to Make Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake
Making this chocolate icebox cake is so simple just follow the directions below and you will have a simple and delicious dessert that your whole family will love in no time at all.
Step 1: Make the whipped cream
In a large bowl beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and mint extract until stiff peaks form.
Step 2: Lay the cookies in the bottom of a baking dish
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.
Step 3: Build the layers
Next place a third of the whipped cream on top of the Oreos and spread out evenly. And, then top with another layer of Oreos and another layer of whipped cream. Finally, top with a final layer of Oreos and whipped cream.
Step 4: Garnish and chill
Garnish with chopped Andes mints. And then, 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.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Crunch: Add chocolate chips or chopped pieces of peppermint candy to the whipped cream layers for an extra crunch and flavor.
- Chocolate: For a fun twist, try adding a layer of melted dark or white chocolate between each cookie layer.
- Toppings: You can also top it with mini marshmallows, M&Ms, or your favorite sprinkles for more color and decoration.
If you love chocolate mint desserts that are easy to make, you may also enjoy this Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake.
You will need a few pieces of kitchen equipment to help you make this sweet treat. Gather these tools and get ready to indulge in a creamy and minty dessert that your whole family will enjoy.
- 9×13 casserole dish
- mixing bowl
- electric mixer
Store this chocolate icebox cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This recipe is incredibly easy and versatile, but keep these tips in mind before you begin:
- For best results, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to make the whipped cream layer. And, make sure that you whip it until stiff peaks form. You don’t want to under-mix it.
- It’s important that your heavy whipping cream is cold when you start making it so it can whip up nicely.
- Don’t skimp on the chilling time so that the Oreo layers can soften and everything comes together.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Icebox cakes were popular in the 1920s because they were a low-cost, no-bake dessert that was perfect for entertaining. Plus, people had access to more ingredients like heavy cream which made them easy to make.
Andes Mints are small chocolate candies with a minty center. They are a popular topping for icebox cakes and can be found on the candy aisle at your local store.
Icebox cakes got their name because they were traditionally stored in an icebox or refrigerator to chill before serving. This gives the cookies time to soften and all the flavors to blend together.
🍽 More Mint Recipes
Do you enjoy mint? If so, then try these delicious recipes:
📌 PIN IT!!
Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.
Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake
- large bowl
- Electric mixer
- 9×13 casserole dish
- 37.42 ounces mint oreos
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- Green food coloring
- 10-12 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 over night, this helps the cookies soften and everything come together to make a cake.
- The next day slice and serve.