These Thin Mint Ice Cream Cupcakes are a perfect excuse to buy some Thin Mints. There is a Thin Mint cookie crust, a no-churn Thin Mint ice cream filling and topped with fresh whipped cream.
It was seriously so hot this weekend in Southern California, like 90 degrees. Literally. I am so not ready for this. I am hanging onto my cool nights and warm day. Hot day, not so much.
So it seems like these Thin Mint Ice Cream Cupcakes were totally appropriate for the weekend we just had. Lets break it down. There a Thin Mint on the bottom for the crust, a no-churn Thin Mint Ice Cream and it’s topped with fresh whipped cream and another Thin Mint. You can never have enough Thin Mints.
How do you like to enjoy your Thin Mints? I prefer my frozen. It helps them last a wee bit longer in my house, because I will eat a whole sleeve in one sitting. You see, mint chocolate desserts will also be number one in my heart. So every year I make sure to get my fix of Thin Mint cookies.
Now if you don’t have access to Girl Scout Cookies, that’s ok. You can use the Keebler Grasshopper Cookies. They aren’t the same, but they will do. These ice cream cupcakes are topped with some mini mint chocolate chip, which I got from Nuts.com.
A few months back Nuts.com offered to send me some of these toppings, and I picked these chips. First of all, mint, heck yes. But they have those little spots on them and they are so cute! I have been saving them for a special occasion.
For these ice cream cupcakes, you can either make a crust out of Thin Mint Cookies or you can do what I did and simply drop a cookie in the bottom of the cupcake liner. I used some Waxed Polka Dot Nut Cups that I got from Pick Your Plum, but you can also buy them on Amazon. These work great because the edges pull away from the ice cream perfectly. However you can absolutely use normal cupcake liners too!
The no-churn ice cream filling is made with two simple ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip. All you need to do is mix them together and then add any type of filling you want. I added some crushed Thin Mints (remember- you can never have enough Thin Mints). I just crushed the cookies in a Ziploc bag wit a rolling pin. Nothing fancy. Then I divided the batter between the cups.
To top these cupcakes, I used homemade whipped cream, but you can totally use Cool Whip as well. I used my Ateco #856 Extra Large Closed Star Decorating Tip. This is my favorite tip to use! I have 20” pastry bags at home, so the whipped cream easily fills my bags.
Right after I am done piping the whipped cream, I stuck another Thin Mint on top and popped them in the freezer. These need a few hours to freeze. What I like about the no-churn ice cream is that is doesn’t get rock solid. So you can easily pull them out of the freezer and enjoy right away. Plus it is a good excuse to eat more Thin Mints.
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- 12 Cupcake liners
- 3 sleeves of Thin Mint Cookies
- 1 can Sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
- 1 (8oz) Cool Whip
- 1 C Heavy whipping cream
- ½ c Powdered sugar
- Line a cupcake pan with you baking liners. Thaw Cool Whip.
- Remove 12 Thin Mints from the package. Put a Thin Mint in the bottom of each of the liners.
- Set aside another 12 Thin Mints for the topping. Crush all remaining Thin Mint cookies. Place in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin the gently crush the cookies.
- In your mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip. Mix until combined. Add crushed Thin Mints and continue to mix until incorporated.
- Divide ice cream filling between the cupcake liners. Set in freezer.
- Whip heavy cream on medium high speed for several minutes until bubbly.
- Add powdered sugar and beat on medium high until stiff peaks form. Remove ice cream cupcakes form the freeze and pipe whipped cream.
- Place addition Thin Mint Cookie on top. Freeze 4-6 hours.
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