Finished mint chocolate chip cheesecake removed from pan and on white plate

No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

Mint chocolate chip is one of the most universally popular ice cream flavors, but who said ice cream should get all the fun!? Explore your delicious options with this unforgettably easy No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe!

Slice of mint chocolate chip cheesecake on white plate with rest of cheesecake in background

Sweet, refreshing, and chocolatey, no flavor compares to the delightful taste of mint chocolate chip. That is why you will absolutely love this easy No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe.

It’s the fresh, people-pleasing easy dessert you have been looking for!

All you need is ten easy ingredients and a refrigerator to make this delicious no-bake cheesecake. That makes this recipe ideal for party prep or just because everyone deserves an easy treat sometimes!

So grab a fork and dive into minty fresh flavor with this incredible Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake!

If you are looking for other mint recipes to try, here are a few.

Ingredients You Need for No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookies: To make the crunchy, buttery crust for this yummy cheesecake, choose chocolate chip cookies. You can use crushed store-bought or homemade cookies to make the crust.

Unsalted Butter: Melted, unsalted butter blends with crushed cookies to make a sturdy and delicious crust for this treat.

Cream Cheese: Brick-style cream cheese is the ideal choice to bring the creamy, tangy signature cheesecake flavor to this recipe. You can also use low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.

Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar will bring a clean, sweet flavor to the cheesecake batter. Use granulated white sugar or granulated cane sugar for a slightly more natural flavor. 

Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar is an amazing inclusion in this recipe because it works double time! It adds sweetness while also stabilizing this no-bake cheesecake so it won’t melt when taken out of the fridge.

Vanilla Extract: A hint of pure vanilla extract adds a naturally sweet flavor that cannot be beaten.

Peppermint Extract: This common extract brings the traditional minty taste to the treat. Flavor extracts are made using alcohol and can sometimes have an artificial taste. To get a more authentic taste, choose an extract labeled ‘pure’ or ‘natural’. 

Heavy Whipped Cream: In this recipe, you will whip the heavy cream and then fold it into the batter. It’s a deliciously easy way to add lightness and an airy creamy texture to the mint chocolate chip cheesecake.

Green Gel Food Coloring: This ingredient is optional, but if you want to make your mint chocolate chip super eye-catching, try folding in a little bright green food coloring.

Mini Chocolate Chips: You cannot have mint chocolate chip cheesecake without the chips! These sweet morsels add texture and a bit of chocolatey excitement to the top of the cheesecake.

Crust mixture added to foil covered pan

How to Make No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  1. Crush the cookies and mix them with the melted butter.
  2. Line a springform or pie pan with parchment or foil and then use the cookie mixture to form a crust along the sides and bottom of the pan. Pop this in the freezer while you make the filling.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and then mix in the sugars and extracts. Set this aside.
  4. Separately, whip the heavy cream then fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Taste the cheesecake batter and add more mint, as needed. If you are coloring the cheesecake, fold the food coloring in now.
  6. Fill the prepared crust with the cheesecake mixture and smooth the top. Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the cheesecake, cover, and chill for 8 to 10 hours or until fully set, then enjoy!

Expert Tips

Remember that this no-bake cheesecake needs to be set up in the fridge for at least 8 hours, so if you have a party on Saturday this is the ideal recipe to make on Friday night!

Making the crust for this cake is so easy, but if you’re all out of chocolate chip cookies, do not panic! You can use graham crackers, Oreos, or even Biscoff cookies instead.

The recipe calls for mini chocolate chips to make the classic mint chocolate chip look, but if you want a more rusting look, try chopped chocolate instead. And if you love bold flavors, try using dark chocolate to balance the sweet mint notes in this delicious dessert!

Serving Ideas

No-bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect dessert. It’s so easy to make and everyone will want to try a piece! That is why this simple cheesecake is just right for parties and celebrations!

The enticing green hue of this cake makes it just right for Saint Patrick’s Day parties or other fresh spring celebrations! And the tasty chocolate-mint flavor appeals to all ages, so everyone can have a piece!

Try serving this wonderful cheesecake in cold slices. Optionally top it with some fresh whipped cream and pair it with a hot coffee to make the perfect dessert!

Finished mint chocolate chip cheesecake removed from pan and on white plate

Storing Suggestions

Storing this cheesecake is simple! Prepare the cake, cover, and chill as directed. This tasty cheesecake can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Once the cake is set it can be removed from the fridge to serve, but don’t leave it out for too long. It is best to return any uneaten cheesecake to the fridge quickly to avoid wilting.

One flavorful hack is to make one no-bake cheesecake to enjoy right away and a spare just to freeze!

To freeze, wrap the entire finished cheesecake in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe bag. Store the cheesecake in the freezer for up to 6 months. You can enjoy the cheesecake while it’s still frozen or thaw it out in the fridge overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I Freeze This Cheesecake?

A: Yes! Check out the details on how to freeze cheesecake above!

Q: Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?

A: Almost! The only ingredient in this dessert with gluten is the cookies in the crust. To make it gluten-free trade the traditional chocolate chip cookies of a gluten-free version or try gluten-free Oreos instead.

Q: Can I Use Creme de Menthe Instead?

A: If you love a strong, bold mint flavor you can swap the peppermint extract for creme de menthe; however, this is a no-bake recipe so remember the alcohol will not cook off and might add a little kick to your minty cheesecake.

Finished mint chocolate chip cheesecake removed from pan and on white plate

No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

Indulge in the creamy and refreshing flavor of mint chocolate chip cheesecake with this easy, no-bake recipe. Trust me, it's perfect for any occasion and will satisfy your sweet tooth without the hassle of turning on the oven. You won't regret trying this delicious dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mint chocolate chip cheesecake, no bake cheesecake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 756kcal



  • 7 oz Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 5 Tbsp Butter melted


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Green Gel Food Coloring optional
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips or small chunks of chocolate


  • Grind cookies, combine with melted butter, mix well.
  • Cover the 7 inch form with foil or parchment, Pour out the crumbs, form a base with sides. Send to the freezer while the filling is being prepared.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, add sugar, powder sugar, vanilla and mint extract, mix and set aside.
  • Whip the heavy cream separately and fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add more mint extract if you want more mint flavor. Color the cheesecake filling with green food coloring in the desired color (optional).
  • Add the filling to the crust and smooth the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips on top. Send to the refrigerator for 8-10 hours, or overnight.

These Are Estimated Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 756 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1392IU28%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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