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Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream

A  homemade creamy mint ice cream packed with Thin Mint Cookies. This is the perfect way to use up extract Girl Scout Cookies.

side view of a bowl of thin mint cookie ice cream

I didn’t really mean to make this official Girl Scout Cookie Week, but I really just couldn’t wait to share these recipes with you! I started with Thin Mint Brookies, perhaps the best thing to happen to Brookies since they were invented.

Today I have a Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream.  This is a creamy, mint ice cream packed with crushed Thin Mint Cookies.

Now for this recipe, I ground these cookies into crumbs, to make sure every bite had cookies in it, but I also layered in larger chunks of the cookie. Since I usually freeze my Thin Mints (Do you not? You have to try this), I couldn’t think of a better way to make this ice cream. Oh yeah, and be sure to put more cookies on top as shown below, just because.

an ice cream scoop piled with a scoop of thin mint ice cream

You know what? I am totally obsessed with homemade ice cream. Now I will tell you that I haven’t done a whole lot of experimenting with crazy recipes, but I have made a few really good ones to share with you! Did you see my S’mores Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream?

overhead of a bowl piled with ice cream topped with chocolate

I don’t know about you, but I like my ice cream slightly melted, and I used to stir my ice cream to make it into ice cream soup when I was a kid. So after I covered this ice cream in hot fudge sauce, I waited for it to melt and then devoured it. Sorry I’m not sorry.

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side view of a yellow and white bowl filled with thin mint ice cream

Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Chill Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 5-6 cups
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: American


A  homemade creamy mint ice cream packed with Thin Mint Cookies


  • 3 C Heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Mint extract
  • 1 1/2 Sleeve Thin Mints
  • Hot fudge sauce (optional)


  1. Pre-freeze your ice cream maker attachment as directed, usually at least 15 hours.
  2. Heat 1 C whipping cream with 3/4 C sugar and a pinch of salt. Heat in a pot on medium heat, stirring just until it starts to bubble and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Let cool for a few minutes and add remaining 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and mint extract. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  4. Once the heavy cream is cold again, set up ice cream maker, and spin on low speed, pour heavy cream mixture into ice cream maker. It is really important to have the mixer started as you pour in the cream. The cream will start to freeze to the sides right away.
  5. Stir on low speed for 10 minutes and then increase to medium speed. Mix for another 5-7 minutes on medium speed.
  6. While ice cream is spinning, use a food processor to chop Thin Mints into a fine crumb.
  7. Reserve half a sleeve of Thin Mints and break up with your hands into smaller chunks that will be placed in layers into the ice cream.
  8. During the last two minutes of mixing, pour Thin Mint crumbs into ice cream mixer while it is still churning.
  9. Once ice cream is done mixing, pour 1/3 of ice cream in your container, followed by a 1/2 of your chunks of Thin Mint cookies. Repeat with a layer of 1/2 of your remaining ice cream, and top with remaining Thin Mint Chunks. Pour the remaining ice cream on top.
  10. Return to freeze for 2-3 hours until desired frozen consistency.


Pre-freeze your ice cream make according the manufacturers instructions.

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36 thoughts on “Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream”

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    john steinbach

    I love the minimalism with the ingredients! that’s why I chose this recipe over some on the internet. My cream came out tasting a little whipped. I think next batch I will use less cream and some milk. Overall tastes great!

  2. Nice! I love Thin Mints and this looks like a super-solid recipe. I’m going to give it a go around Christmas and see what the family thinks.

  3. I hate to say this because I am a huge fan of both Thin Mints and mint ice cream… But this recipe tasted like toothpaste to me. I used exactly the proportions the recipe called for, but even as I was making it it seemed like a lot of extract. It’s not even edible… I’m sad I used my last box of GS cookies! Maybe I should have used peppermint extract instead of just mint? I don’t know… Super bummed! Your stuff always looks so yummy!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi there, I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. With only a teaspoon of mint extract, there should be no reason it taste like tooth paste. Since the recipe has 3 cups of heavy cream and sugar, a teaspoon should not overpower. Are you sure you didn’t use a tablespoon?

      1. Nope, definitely just a teaspoon… Maybe it’s just me though because everyone else here seems to love it. It’s very possible I have freak taste buds 🙂

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Thanks Jocelyn! It’s perfect for a polar vortex because you can freeze your ice cream maker outside! 🙂

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    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout Cookies, so it goes without saying that I am in love with this ice cream. Your pictures are so stunning. Drool!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    That was a TOTAL bummer. I love watching the half pipe and was so sad no men were on the podium. 🙁

    This ice cream? Is the opposite. OMG! The photos are stunning.

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      I know. Kinda of heartbreaking. Danny and Greg have been riding so well all season. To see them both fall on both runs is tough. I wish they had 3 runs like they are accustom to in other contests. Thanks Dorothy!

  6. Wow….this looks delicious! I know, those outfits….ugh. They are almost as bad as the opening ceremony sweater. Everyone else looks so nice and clean and we are a patchwork mess.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    That’s my kind of ice cream girl! Love mint. Has to be one of my all time fav flavors. Is this an excuse to buy me some girl scout cookies? 🙂

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Mint chip ice cream is my go-to flavor. So once I add some Thin Mints, it’s pretty much over for that bowl of ice cream.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

    Mmm ice cream makes me think of summer..and i SO need that right now with this weather in NY!! Looks great!

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    Holly Waterfall

    Thank you for not talking about Valentine’s Day – So ready to move forward from that.
    Thank you for talking about Thin Mints instead …. YUM! I too like my ice cream slightly melty. THE best!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      HAHA totally. I’m sorry your wife was away for Valentine’s day. I will talk about Thin Mints any day!

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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Oh My You are so right about having very important things to talk about and this ice cream makes the top of the list!! I am watching the Men’s Ski Slope Style as I am typing this right now! You can bet this ice cream just graced my pinterest page!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    All these fabulous Girl Scouts recipes are making me want to stock up on cookies 🙂 This ice cream might be my favorite so far – YUM!

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    Christie - Food Done Light

    Funnily enough the half pipe was hotly debated between my hubby and myself. He was with you about Shaun White. I wanted him to win. This ice cream will make it all better though. Mint chocolate chip is a personal favorite anyway but I can see that this would be so much better.

  13. Ooooh yes please! I have a batch of homemade thin mints at home. Might just have to make this with my own!

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    Beth @ bethcakes

    I have never made homemade ice cream like this, but oh my gosh do I need to. This ice cream looks amazing and I am all about the Girl Scout Cookie recipes!

  15. Another hot fudge drizzle fah-shizzle! ~ This look so amazing! I think I would devour this nightly if I could.