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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

The following post, photos, and recipe for Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles is a guest post from my friend, Jamie of My Baking Addiction. Welcome, Jamie!

Hey, GoodLife Etc. readers! I’m taking over the GoodLife Eats section today and filling in for Katie while she continues to unpack and organize in Colorado.

It’s scorching hot here in my neck of the woods, so just the thought of turning on my oven makes me break out into heat-induced hives. However, there’s one minor issue – I operate a baking blog.

Since I can’t leave my readers hangin’, I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to satisfy their cravings for sweet indulgences without forcing them – or me – to break a sweat.

If you follow My Baking Addiction, you’ve probably realized that I’ve been on a pretty serious No Bake Cheesecake kick. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip together a quick dessert that your whole family will love. And they’re pretty much foolproof so you can adapt the ingredients to add your own special twist and create a signature sweet treat.

When playing around with a mint chocolate version of no-bake cheesecakes, it occurred to me that freezing the base recipe might mean pretty phenomenal mint chocolate cheesecake popsicles. At first I was a bit skeptical that the base would actually freeze, but let me tell you, they were a raging success.

The frozen whipped topping and cream cheese allow the popsicle to maintain a slight softness – almost like a fudgesicle. Combine that winning texture with the crunch of Magic Shell and the cool from chopped up mint chocolate cookies and you have a dessert to remember!

If you’re curious how I served these up cheesecake style, head over and check out my post. I hope you’re having a fantastic start to summer. Stay cool – eat popsicles.

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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

Yield: 8-10 popsicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The frozen whipped topping and cream cheese allow the popsicle to maintain a slight softness – almost like a fudgesicle. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies, finely chopped (see note below)
  • Magic Shell, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in the extracts and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until it is fully incorporated into the cream cheese mixture. Fold in mint chocolate cookies.
  2. Spoon the filling into a pastry bag or large zip-top bag. Snip enough of the end off the bag to allow you to pipe the mixture into your popsicle molds. Once your molds are full, gently tap the popsicle mold base on the countertop to help release any air pockets. Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  3. If desired, garnish each popsicle with Magic Shell and chopped cookies.
  4. Tip: If you have an issue releasing your popsicles from the molds, run a little warm water along the sides of the molds, this will usually cause them to release with ease.

Notes

  • If you cannot find the Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies, feel free to substitute Mint Oreos.
  • I have not attempted this recipe with a substitute for the frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip).
  • Due to the soft texture of this recipe, it is not recommended for use in a Zoku Quick Pop Maker.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 1g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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About the Author:

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Jamie Lothridge is hopelessly addicted to sugar and cupcake decorating tools.

She started her blog My Baking Addiction as a way to justify having copious amounts of both in her life.

When she’s not hanging out in the kitchen in front of her stand mixer, she can be found teaching middle school, hanging with her fiance, or watching the Food Network.

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Calie

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles are perfect to me. I can't imagine I really love them when I saw your recipe in the first time. I want to try making them, especially in summer days. Thank you for amazing recipe :D

Jess

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Did you dip the popsicles in the magic shell to achieve the finished look? Trying to figure out the best way to do that...

Katie Goodman

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Here is some info on homemade magic shell http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2013/12/chocolate-covered-blood-orange-popsicles.html

Dianna

Friday 25th of October 2013

You. Are. A. Genius. Oh, yes. Genius. Yummmmmm!!

rebekkah

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

Hiya!

Has anyone already tried a substitute for the frozen whipped topping? Because I live in Europe and have no clue where to find the stuff or what exactly it is made of. :s In Europe we like to make pretty much everything from scratch so I doubt a similar product would exist here. Does anyone have a tip maybe??

Rebekkah

Monday 19th of August 2013

Hi Hannah, thanks for the ingredients, I'll see if I can figure something out. Though I think my best bet is to wait until I've been in San Francisco this Christmas so I can actually try the stuff myself because right now I have no clue of the taste and texture. So that doesn't really work very well when trying to replace something haha. But I actually think that maybe some cream whipped with custard powder could work very well, I'll have to try that and let you know how it turns out as soon as I free up some of my freezer space! ;)

Hannah

Saturday 10th of August 2013

Rebekkah- since I am more so for making things from scratch myself, I can relate; and if I hadn't made these as a birthday present, I definitely would have been looking to make this from scratch myself. So I'd be happy to help. Unfortunately, the only help I can provide is the ingredients of the "Fat Free Whipped Topping" with no artificial preservatives I bought from Safeway. Water, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, vegetable oil (palm kernel oil), & less than 2% of the following: sodium caseinate (from milk), "natural flavors", corn starch-modified, xanthan gum, guar gum, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 65, sorbitan monostearate, sodium polyphosphate, & beta carotene (for color). Hope this helps! Good luck duplicating and hats off to you for giving yourself the opportunity to remove/replace some of these ingredients that are obviously unnecessary!

JEN RAMOS

Thursday 2nd of May 2013

looks sooo good!!