Mint Chocolate Chip Cake


No time to bake? This festive and refreshing Mint Chocolate Chip Cake dessert features mint ice cream in a cookie crust. It's remarkably easy and great for entertaining.

Triple Mint Ice Cream Dessert
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Freeze Time:
8 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins


  • cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 25)

  • 1 quart mint chocolate chip ice cream

  • 1 cup coarsely crushed peppermint sticks or candy canes (about 5 ounces)

  • 1 cup chopped layered chocolate-mint candies (about 28)


  1. In a medium bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Stir in crushed chocolate wafers; toss to mix well. Press mixture evenly on the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 8-inch springform pan. Or press evenly onto bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Chill for 1 hour.

  2. In a large chilled bowl, soften ice cream by using a wooden spoon to stir and press ice cream against the side of the bowl. Stir until soft but not melted. Stir in 1/2 cup of the peppermint sticks and 1/2 cup of the chocolate mint candies. Quickly spoon softened ice cream into the pan or pie plate. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or more.

  3. Sprinkle top with remaining peppermint sticks and mint candies. Cover and freeze for several hours or overnight until firm.

  4. To serve, remove dessert from freezer. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Makes 10 servings.


Prepare as directed. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Freeze up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Protein 4g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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