Thin Mint Ice Cream Recipe

Rachael Dart | Spache the Spatula

Thin Mint Ice Cream full of chocolatey goodness. Your favorite Girl Scout Cookies are swirled throughout this creamy dessert.

Thin Mint Ice Cream Photo

If you’re anything like me, there’s a pretty good chance you still have more than a couple boxes of Girl Scout cookies hanging around (or am I the only one that buys them by the dozen?). In the past, I would hoard away the last few boxes of cookies in the freezer to slowly eat the remainder of the year. This year though, my new favorite thing is shoving them in ice cream and ice cream-related treats (like these totally ridiculous Samoa Blizzards that you should probably try right after this recipe). It’s kind of the best thing, ever. I mean… if frozen Girl Scout cookies are good, then Girl Scout Cookies in frozen treats are even better!

Thin Mint Ice Cream Picture

This Chocolate Thin Mint Ice Cream tastes so creamy and rich that it’s hard to believe it doesn’t have a custard base. Yep---it’s egg-free, which means it’s super simple to make. It basically just requires whisking some ingredients over low heat, chilling, churning, then chilling some more - pretty much fool-proof, you guys! Of course you will have to set a few hours aside to allow it to chill, but 90% of the time it takes to make this is completely hands-off!

The ice cream has a deep chocolate-y flavor with a hint of pure peppermint extract, and lots and lots of crumbly Thin Mint cookie bits swirled throughout. Actually, the ice cream base itself kind of tastes like a Thin Mint, and then you have actual Thin Mints mixed in. It’s a wonderful Thin Mint overload!

Thin Mint Ice Cream Image

Oh, and just as a little FYI, the base for this ice cream is so good that it’s become my go-to recipe for plain chocolate ice cream with just two small alterations! Just skip the Thin Mints, and swap the peppermint extract out for some pure vanilla extract.

We love being inspired by the Girl Scouts! Don't miss Megan's Baked Samoa Donuts too. Next time, Rachael, maybe you could toss some Do-Si-Dos into Ashton's Homemade Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream?

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Thin Mint Ice Cream Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract
  • 14 Thin Mint Cookies, one sleeve


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the half & half, heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Whisk until the cocoa powder is mixed in.
  2. Heat over low or medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour into a bowl, stir in the peppermint extract, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until cold.
  4. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer’s directions (mine churned 35 minutes); during the last 2 minutes, add in the Thin Mint crumbles. Scrape into a container, cover, and freeze until firm (a few hours).
  • Keebler Grasshopper Cookies are an acceptable substitute for Thin Mints when it's not Girl Scout Cookie season.
  • Keebler Grasshopper Cookies are an acceptable substitute for Thin Mints when it's not Girl Scout Cookie season.
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Author: Rachael Dart
  • Keebler Grasshopper Cookies are an acceptable substitute for Thin Mints when it's not Girl Scout Cookie season.

Recipe Yields: 1 1/2 quarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 495 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 204

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 8g
Sodium 47mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 15g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rachael Dart

About Rachael

Rachael is passionate about every kind of food, but especially desserts. Her blog, Spache the Spatula, is darling! We're so glad to have her as a Dessert fanatic.

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