Chocolate Mint Dessert (No Bake!)

These easy No Bake Chocolate Mint Dessert Cups feature luscious layers of chocolate pudding, mint whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. An easy, make ahead dessert that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!

Love easy layered desserts? Make sure to check out my Banana Nutella Trifle and Coconut Pudding Trifle!

chocolate mint layered dessert in small square plastic cups with title overlay at top of image.

Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven! This easy dessert features a luscious chocolate pudding and mint whipped cream all layered with rich, mini chocolate chips. This dessert can be made as individual servings like I did here or you can put it in a trifle bowl for a party.

These easy dessert cups are festive, fun, and sure to be a hit with friends and family! Because they’re no bake, they’re especially great for summer!

More St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

If you’re looking for more festive ideas for St. Patrick’s Day, make sure to check out these favorites: 

three chocolate mint layered desserts lined up

Ingredients Needed

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how few ingredients are needed to make these fun no bake desserts! You can find the full printable recipe card below. Let’s take a quick look at what you’ll need:

  • whole milk
  • chocolate pudding mix 
  • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar
  • pure mint extract
  • mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • green food coloring – use gel food color for best results
  • green sprinkles – or any sprinkles of your choosing

three dessert cups layered with chocolate pudding mint whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.

How To Make Chocolate Mint Dessert

These easy dessert cups don’t take long to make! It’s really a matter of making the pudding and the whipped cream and then assembling. Let’s take a look at the steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on medium high speed for about 2 minutes, until nicely thickened. Set aside.
  2. Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and mint extract in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute or until thickened.
  3. Transfer one cup of the heavy cream mixture into the chocolate pudding mixture and and beat on medium/high for another minute.
  4. Add green food coloring to the heavy cream mixture and beat on medium high speed for another minute or two until stiff peaks form.
  5. Refrigerate pudding and whipped cream for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  6. Assemble the dessert cups by layering ingredients as follows: pudding, chocolate chips, whipped cream, chocolate chips, pudding, whipped cream. Use a pastry bag with a piping tip to achieve a similar look to these dessert cups. Top with sprinkles if desired.

chocolate pudding and green whipped cream in two image collage.

Depending on the size of your cups, use about 1 to 2 tablespoons for each layer.

Tips and Tricks

  • The specific amount of each ingredient you use will be determined on the size of the glasses or small trifle bowls you use and the amount of each ingredient you put in each layer. Feel free to play around with this – there is no wrong way to layer these dessert cups!
  • You can easily adjust the strength of the mint flavor by adding half of the mint extract first, tasting, and adding more to suit your tastes. 
  • To make it assembly easier, transfer the pudding and whipped cream into pastry bags or ziploc bags and pipe into the cups instead of spooning the mixture in. 

I’m absolutely so thrilled with how these sweet little cups turned out! As you know, I just love a good layered dessert, heck, I even wrote a book about them! You can find Glorious Layered Desserts here!

layered dessert with chocolate pudding and mint whipped cream in a clear plastic cup.

More Chocolate Mint Desserts

  1. Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares
  2. Chocolate Mint Chip Cupcakes {in a jar}
  3. Peppermint Oreo Krispie Treats
  4. Chocolate Mint Brownies
  5. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

How To Make No Bake Chocolate Mint Dessert Cups

chocolate mint layered dessert in small square plastic cups.

No Bake Chocolate Mint Dessert

These easy No Bake Chocolate Mint Dessert Cups feature luscious layers of chocolate pudding, mint whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. An easy, make ahead dessert that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 547 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3.9 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy cream very cold
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 10 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • green food coloring use gel for best results
  • Green sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on medium high speed for about 2 minutes, until nicely thickened. Set aside.
  • Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and mint extract in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute or until thickened.
  • Transfer one cup of the heavy cream mixture into the chocolate pudding mixture and and beat on medium/high for another minute.
  • Add green food coloring to the heavy cream mixture and beat on medium high speed for another minute or two until stiff peaks form.
  • Refrigerate pudding and whipped cream for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • Assemble the dessert cups by layering ingredients as follows: pudding, chocolate chips, whipped cream, chocolate chips, pudding, whipped cream. Use a pastry bag with a piping tip to achieve a similar look to these dessert cups. Top with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

  • The specific amount of each ingredient you use will be determined on the size of the glasses or small trifle bowls you use and the amount of each ingredient you put in each layer. Feel free to play around with this – there is no wrong way to layer these dessert cups!
  • You can easily adjust the strength of the mint flavor by adding half of the mint extract first, tasting, and adding more to suit your tastes. 
  • To make it assembly easier, transfer the pudding and whipped cream into pastry bags or ziploc bags and pipe into the cups instead of spooning the mixture in. 

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 6gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 3gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 991IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 131mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate mint dessert, no bake dessert
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