… Want…. Mint Chocolate Popsicles.. here you go..
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!
MINT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE POPSICLES RECIPE
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- If desired, garnish each popsicle with Magic Shell and chopped cookies.
- 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.
- 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.
Make them here –>http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2012/07/mint-chocolate-cheesecake-popsicles.html