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Chocolate Mint Icebox Cupcakes


I have been obsessed with Icebox Cupcakes ever since I made them for Caleb’s first birthday. I loved the chocolate  cupcakes so much that I made a gingerbread version for Christmas. I’m back with more icebox cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day, Chocolate Mint Icebox Cupcakes. Yay for green week! And yay for chocolate mint-always a winning combo!

I love making these cupcakes because everyone oohs and aahs over them. They got lots of praise with very little work! The best kind of recipe, don’t you agree? Oh, and they are pretty delicious too:)


For this recipe, we used Anna’s Chocolate Mint Thins. You can find them at most grocery stores in the cookie aisle or online. We layered the cookie thins with peppermint whipped cream that we dyed green.  Josh got a little carried away, so they are definitely green:) You can make them whatever shade of green you want! Just add the food coloring slowly-hint, hint Josh! The peppermint whipped cream was refreshing and complimented the chocolate mint thins perfectly.


We decorated the icebox cupcakes with chopped up Andes mints and fun St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.

If you are having a St. Patrick’s Day party and need an easy green dessert, I suggest you make these cupcakes. They are easy, fun, and festive!

Don’t forget to enter our Green Apple KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway! Don’t you just love green? :)


Chocolate Mint Icebox Cupcakes

Yield: 8 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes-includes chill time

These no-bake cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!


2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring
1 (5.25 ounce) box Anna's Chocolate Mint Thins
Chopped Andes Mints, for decorating
Sprinkles, for decorating


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract together on high speed until medium peaks form. Fold in the green food coloring. Start with a few drops and add more if you want the color to be more green.

2. To assemble the cupcakes, spread about 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream on top of a chocolate mint thin. Place another chocolate mint thin on top of the cream to make a sandwich. Spread more whipped cream over the thin and add another thin. Top the final chocolate mint thin with whipped cream. You want to use four wafers per cupcake and end with cream.

3. Place cupcakes in cupcake liners or on a plate and stick in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. You can refrigerate them overnight. The whipped cream will soften the thins making them soft like cake.

4. When ready to serve, remove the cupcakes from the refrigerator and sprinkle with chopped Andes mints and sprinkles, if desired.

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51 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Icebox Cupcakes”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 13, 2013 @ 3:57 am

    Can you believe I’ve never had an icebox cupcake before?! Well I’m sure that’ll change very very soon when I make these cupcakes here! I absolutely love Andes mints.

  2. Erica — March 13, 2013 @ 5:50 am

    They’re SO pretty! I’ve never made anything like this. A totally fun twist on the classic

  3. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom — March 13, 2013 @ 6:03 am

    This is such a great idea — I’ve never made Icebox Cupcakes! Now I’m just trying to figure out an excuse to actually make them. Like you said, I think they’d be great for a kid’s birthday party.

  4. Wow! These are simply adorable!! I just love chocolate and mint together! Yummy!!

  5. Cindi — March 13, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Where can you purchase Anna’s Thin Mint Cookies? I’ve never heard of them.

  6. Gloria @ Simply Gloria — March 13, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    I’ve never had an icebox cupcake before… but now I have an excuse to make some this weekend! Cute idea!

  7. Sues — March 13, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Love this idea! I’ve never even thought to make icebox cupcakes. The addition of Andes mints is the perfect one :)

  8. Kim — March 13, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    Mint and chocolate are my 2nd favorite combo, the first being peanut butter and chocolate. Think it’s possible to create that combo next? Pretty please with sprinkles ( or maybe peanut butter cups!) on top? :) Thanks for a great recipe!

  9. Kim — March 13, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Mint and chocolate are my 2nd favorite combo, the 1st being peanut butter and chocolate. Think it’s possible to create that combo next? Pretty please with sprinkles ( or maybe peanut butter cups!) on top? :) Thanks for a great recipe!

  10. Tieghan — March 13, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Those look so pretty! I love the chocolate cookie!

  11. Deanna — March 13, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Have you ever tried these with biscoff cookies? I know you’re a biscoff lover, so thought I’d see if you tried it before I did :) These sound so fun! Can’t wait to try them.

  12. Audra | The Baker Chick — March 13, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    These are so beautiful Maria! I’ve never made “Icebox” anything but I love the idea!

  13. Jenna — March 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    These are so cute. What a great idea for kids!

  14. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 13, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    So fun! My kids would love these.

  15. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 13, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I like the sound of icebox cupcakes and these ones look amazing!

  16. Funny, I attempted to make the same thing this past weekend. Mine didn’t turn out near as pretty. And they weren’t that good. Who knew they would be so difficult to me. I will leave the ice box cupcakes to you in the future!

  17. Kasha the FarmGirl — March 13, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Mint and chocolate…. if there is a better combination in the baking world I wanna hear about it!

    This is definitely the kind of thing my son would like to make without any assistance from me. Can’t wait to try it out!

  18. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 13, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I’ve never seen icebox cupcakes before! These are so fun!

  19. serena — March 13, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I love these so very cute! Plus chocolate and mint are my favorite combo!

  20. Jenny Flake — March 13, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    So cute! ….and YUM!

  21. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — March 13, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Just beautiful!

  22. Brianna — March 13, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    These are so pretty! I would need to serve them at some sort of gathering or party. If I was home alone with these, I’d have to roam my neighborhood: “look! would you like a cupcake?” to show them off. Hahaha.

  23. Courtney — March 13, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    These are just too pretty to eat.. well maybe :) Yum!

  24. Julie @ Table for Two — March 13, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    these are gorgeous, Maria! I love how that green just POPS on the screen!!

  25. Kathy — March 13, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    How cute! My kids would love these!

  26. So cute and creative, and perfect for St. Patty’s Day! These look so delicious!

  27. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — March 13, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Too darn cute! Love the green and brown color combo–and the flavors.

  28. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — March 13, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    These are so adorable! I love icebox cakes :)

  29. Joanne — March 13, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    I think what I love best about these is that there is such a high frosting to “cupcake” ratio! That chocolate mint combo sounds perfect.

  30. Malgosia — March 13, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Mmm mint and chocolate. These look great!

  31. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — March 13, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    These look chocolatey, minty fresh, and delicious! I’m all about chocolate and mint together this time of year, especially.

  32. Monica — March 13, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    Such beautiful photography. This looks stunning. I almost licked my screen

  33. peabody — March 13, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    So festive and yummy! And easy…which is the best part. :)

  34. Diana @ Eating Made Easy — March 13, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    So unique and no bake! love.

  35. Jessica - The Novice Chef — March 13, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    Eek! The stacking of these is SO adorable! I am in LOVE with these! :)

  36. Deborah — March 14, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    These are so cute – and I love how easy they are!!

  37. Gaby — March 14, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    Want some of these in my face right this very second

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  39. Kelly — March 14, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    These might be the cutest little cupcakes I ever did see! :)

  40. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 14, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    Ah these look so cute! I bet they taste great too!

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