Frozen Thin Mint Cheesecake

A Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint cheesecake. This cheesecake has a thin mint crust with a minty cheesecake and ice cream-like filling. Garnished with dollups of whipped cream and thin mint cookies.

A delicious frozen thin mint cheesecake; with a thin mint crust!

Happy Pi Day everyone! Or as I’d rather refer to it as PIE day.

Math and I never really got a long.

But if math will give me an excuse to eat pie, then we can be friends. For today. Only today.

So technically this isn’t really a pie, it’s a cheesecake and a frozen one at that. But it has the same shape and look of a pie, so it works right?

Frozen Thin Mint Chesecake

In college, I got a C in statistics. The only C I’ve ever gotten in my life. But that class made about ZERO sense to me. Negative sense to me if that is even possible.

Then I meet my husband. Like a month after the class finished.

Just guess what he got in statistics? A 98 percent. That’s just craziness.

We needed to meet like one semester earlier. Maybe then math and I wouldn’t be such bad enemies.

Speaking of the husband, he loves pi day. Because he loves math (he’s a smarty, mathy whiz) and his favorite dessert is pie. Of course we celebrate this holiday in our house.

Easy Frozen Thin Mint Cheesecake. AMAZING!

This dessert is incredibly easy and one of my favorite “pies.” I mean it has thin mint cookies; can you go wrong there?

The crust is crushed up thin mints (nothing added) pushed down into the bottom of a spring-form pan. (Make sure to spray your pan with non-stick spray first!)

The filling is simple: cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, peppermint extract, and green food coloring. That’s right; only 5 ingredients!

And you can’t forget the garnish – whipped topping with little halvsies thin mints. Adorbs.

Frozen Thin Mint Cheesecake an easy and delicious dessert

A few notes: this is a frozen cheesecake so it will need to remain in the freezer up until serving time and any leftovers need to return to the freezer. It also needs to freeze for at least 8 hours before serving and preferably overnight (the only hard part about this dessert.)

If you want to substitute the whipped topping for whipping cream, that will work just make sure to have the right quantities (8 ounces of heavy whipping cream AFTER being whipped).

I used a springform pan and haven’t tried this dessert in any other pan. I imagine a pie tin would work well, but it may be harder to serve this dessert and still have it “look pretty.” I don’t know though, you are probably more talented than me at neatly removing pie slices from a pie pan.

And finally…ENJOY!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Frozen Thin Mint Cheesecake
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 package (9 ounces) Thin Mint Cookies*
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 container (8 oz) cool whip, completely thawed
  • Optional garnish: Whipped topping spray and extra Thin Mint Cookies
  1. Lightly spray a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender pulse the entire package of thin mint cookies until fine crumbs.
  3. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. This will take a little bit of patience because but spread them evenly along the bottom, Press them down with the back of a spatula.
  4. In the same bowl (less dishes!) you used to make the crust, put in the cream cheese. Using hand mixers, mix the cream cheese for about 3-4 minutes or until very creamy. Slowly add in the sweetened condensed milk and continue to mix with the hand mixers for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula scrape down the sides and continue to mix for another minute.
  6. Mix in the peppermint extract and food coloring. Do as much food coloring as you want until you reach the desired color you want your cheesecake to be.
  7. With the spatula, fold in the cool whip until it is completely incorporated. Be careful to not overmix the cool whip with the rest of the ingredients.
  8. Freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  9. Serve directly from the freezer and return to the freezer as soon as you are finished serving. It is like ice cream and will melt easily and quickly!
  10. Optionally garnish by spraying dollups of whipped cream around the outside. Cut some thin mints in half with a knife and stick the cookies into the whipped cream.
*You can substitute oreo cookies (and leave in the filling) but add 1/4 cup sugar and
6 tbsp. butter melted. You could also use an off brand Fudge Mint cookies, but remove 4 of the cookies for this recipe. (And by remove, I mean eat em!)

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  1. says

    This cheesecake looks and sounds amazing! Plus it’s perfect for St. Patty’s day and Pi day! Double win right there! haha Hope you have a great weekend friend!

  2. says

    This is SO pretty, Chelsea!! The color is just perfect! I bet I could eat the Thin Mints crust all by itself, haha. But of course it would be so much better with a whole slice. Preferably a large one. :) Love the whipped cream and Thin Mints on top!

  3. says

    Chelsea, this pie looks amazing! I have never had frozen cheesecake before, and I need to try this recipe ASAP because I love cheesecake and of course thin mint cookies. Perfect dessert to celebrate Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day, pinned :)

  4. says

    My fiance’ loves Pi day too. Mostly because he loves pie. lol. I’m also not super into math but ohhhhh pie. loveit! And this cheesecake is something my Michael would FLIP for! For him thin mints + cheesecake=OMGAMAZINGYUMYUMYUM. That’s my kind of math

  5. says

    This does look super easy! I feel ya with the math making zero sense girl. Too bad you didn’t meet him before your class ended :/ Ohhh well ya win some, ya loose some right?! Haha just gotta find a box of thin mints to make this! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your Saturday :)

  6. says

    This frozen cheesecake looks amazing Chelsea! Love the thin mints crust and this is so perfect for St. Paddy’s day and Pi day! Love it!

  7. says

    Ahh, what a wonderful frozen treat! I actually like eating frozen cheesecake! Well, in bite-size form. I know I would love this, since I`m thin mint obessed!

  8. says

    You are my hero. Like, you literally just made my entire day. You have no idea how much I love thin mints. This needs (and will) be made immediately. And, thanks to you, I just totally remembered that I have a box of thin mints stashed way in the back of our freezer (if I didn’t bury them in the back, they would be gone by now, haha). Pinning :)

  9. Dona says

    This dessert looks amazing! I want to serve it to my friends when I host them for our March card making meeting, but first I made it for my husbands golfing buddies who were visiting from Alaska. They were my guinea pigs. I’m glad that I experimented on them first. The frozen cheesecake tasted great, BUT the thin mint crust did not hold together, and when I cut into the pie I had cookie crumbs all over the counter top. I followed the recipe exactly. What went wrong? i would still like to serve it to my friends, but only if I can solve the crust mystery. Thanks

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Hi Dona! Glad to hear you liked the filling, but so sorry the crust didn’t work out like you were hoping. I’d love to help trouble-shoot it with you, but it’s hard to know what exactly went wrong so I’ll ask a few questions. Did you blend/food process the crumbs until they were super fine? If the cookies were even a little chunky that would cause a problem. Next, did you very firmly press the crust together? I used a hard object to really press the crumbs down and to get them to hold. Some other ideas – maybe the butter measurement was off a bit for your batch? Or you could just try using a little more butter in the crust. Another thing is it’s very important to grease the pan before laying down the cookie crumbs and then pressing them in very well. Hope this is helpful, please let me know if you have any other questions.

      • Dona says

        Thanks for your reply. The answer is yes to your questions: crumbs were super fine and pressed down firmly in the pan. BUT, there was no mention of using butter in the recipe above. I thought that was odd that there was no butter added to the crust, but followed the recipe anyway. How much butter should I add to the crust? That should definitely solve the problem. Thanks! Dona

        • Dona says

          Please try to post the amount of butter you used as soon as possible. I will be making this for a gathering at my house next Wednesday. Thanks!

        • chelseamessyapron says

          Ah I’m sorry Dona, I didn’t use butter in this recipe, I misread the post you were commenting on. When I ground up the thin mints they were so sticky on their own that after pressing them down hard they held perfectly for mine. But perhaps a few tablespoons of butter would help. I would recommend starting with 3 tablespoons and seeing how sticky your mixture is. I’m wondering if the stickiness of your cookies verses the ones I used are due to a brand difference. I used an off brand thin mint cookie package from Wal mart if that helps.

  10. Adele says

    I made this last night for a book club meeting tonight. I just tasted it– wowza! So rich and packed with flavor! Really great recipe. I’m sure my ladies will love it.

    • Dona Kubina says

      Adele, glad to hear that you had success with this recipe. My crust did not work, and I want to make it again this week for my scrapbooking club. The recipe does not call for butter, but Chelsea messaged me that I might not have put enough butter into the crust. I have two questions that you may be able to help me with:
      1. How much butter did you put into your crust?
      2. Did you bake the crust? If so, for how long and at what temp?
      I would appreciate your help, since I will try to make it two days from now. Thanks! Dona K.

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