Want a fun and festive treat for St. Patrick’s Day? These delicoius Mint Cheesecake and Oreo Trifles are perfect for young and old!
It’s Friday. It’s finally Friday! One more day til the weekend. I’m super excited for tomorrow! Tomorrow I am leaving for a much-needed girls weekend with one of my favorite people!
We are going to the Twin Cities and getting a hotel and just hanging. Obviously there will be lots of shopping with the Mall of America being a main hub that we always go to. But I want to find those hole in the wall places! Bakeries, antique stores. You name it, but I couldn’t end this week without sending you off with something sweet.
With St. Patrick’s Day being right around the corner these Mint Cheesecake and Oreo Trifles are the perfect way to awaken your inner leprechaun!
One thing I learned while making this dessert, don’t ask your husband to help you name it. Seriously….just no. I always thought my husband was the more creative one in this relationship but that proved to be not entirely true, at least not when it comes to word play.
I’ll just leave it at that…although what he came up with was exceptionally positive, unfortunately it lacked appropriate blog etiquette. Men I tell ya!
We loved this dessert. Mint is such a refreshing flavor that isn’t utilized a lot and I love when I get the chance to make it happen. I mean it’s St. Patty’s Day. What flavor goes better with green than mint? So these bad boy’s are layered with crushed up Oreo cookies, mint no bake cheesecake and whipped cream. Um, yes please!!
Running short on time? Simple just want something quick and easy to make the kids? Looking for something that can also get itself dressed up and look decadent all at the same time? These Mint Cheesecake and Oreo Trifles fit that list to a T. Kid and adult friendly this recipe is a winner!!
Mint Cheesecake and Oreo Trifles
- 1 Bag Oreos crushed
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp mint extract
- Green food coloring
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In food processor blend up your Oreos until crumbs form.
- To make your cheesecake, in medium bowl beat together your cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined.
- Mix in your heavy cream and beat on high until thickend (about 3-4 minutes)
- Slowly add your mint extract 1 tsp at a time checking flavor after first tsp, if it's not enough flavor add your second tsp.
- Lastly add your food coloring, this will take several drops to get deisred color.
- Place in refrigerator and let chill.
- Meanwhile in bowl beat together your heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
- To assemble, layer Oreo crumbs in bottom of cup, top with cheesecake then with whipped cream. Repeat layers.
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Oh how yummy!!
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Michele @ Alwayzbakin
Alli, these little trifles are SO pretty! I love the mixture of ingredients you chose. Yum! Haa Haa! LOVE your husband’s idea. 😀
I know my husband thinks he’s pretty clever. Unfortunately it was no help.
I should have known these were yours, Alli, just by the photo! Marvelous~! I wish I were there to tuck into one with you! Happy Throwback Thursday!
yum! how cute and delicious for St Patty’s Day! Thanks for sharing this 🙂
Ok, I’m dying to know what your husband’s name choice was! These look great, and anything with mint and chocolate is right down my alley! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Well if I must tell and hoping I don’t offend any of my readers he called it Bada** $h** in a Cup…very manly and descriptive of him I would say.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
These look/sound awesome! I love mint and chocolate together, and who doesn’t love cheesecake?! 😉 Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
Mmmm, I love anything Oreo! Especially with mint. This looks like a fun treat for St. Patty’s Day! Thanks for sharing it with the Wednesday Showcase.
Thanks Jenna! We loved this, especially the mint cheesecake. So creamy.
What a pretty dessert – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janet
Thank you 🙂
This looks so pretty and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.
Thanks so much Beverly.
Oh yum! These look awesome! 😀 #SmallVictories