Mint Trifle

This Mint Trifle is a delicious, cool, layered dessert made with chocolate cake, mint cream filling, Oreos and Andes!

Trifles are one of the most visually appealing desserts, and they’re great for feeding a crowd. For more trifle flavors, check out Candy Bar Trifle or Angel Food Cake Trifle.

Andes mint trifle in a trifle dish

A Cool, Minty Treat

I LOOOOVE cool desserts in the summer time!! There’s nothing better than eating something sweet and cold on a hot summer day! Wouldn’t you agree??

Along with cool treats I also love trifles! They are so pretty and simple and usually look like a million bucks all layered together. Today’s recipe is a cool, chocolate and mint trifle and I’ll tell you now, it’s as delicious as it looks!

This was another recipe that the kiddos got to help with too, which is always more fun. They loved layering everything together and even helped crush Oreos.

If you’re looking to change things up with a mint-y and chocolate-y cool dessert this summer, I’d definitely try this mint trifle.

Chocolate cake cut into squares to use in mint trifle recipe

How to Make It

CAKE. Begin by making your chocolate cake according to instructions on back in a 9×13 pan. Once done, let cool completely and then cut into 1 – 1½ inch squares. Set aside.

FILLING. Make mint filling by whisking together pudding mix and milk in a large bowl. Once combined, add creme de menthe syrup/flavoring, food coloring and all but 1 cup of your cool whip. Mix well. Set aside.

OREOS. Add Oreos to a gallon bag and crush. I use a rolling pin to break them up.

LAYER. Begin layering your dessert by adding half your cake squares to the bottom. Then add half of your mint filling along with half of the crushed oreos. Add the rest of your cake squares, mint filling, and then Oreos.

TOP. Top with the last of your cool whip and chopped Andes.

CHILL. Chill for at least 1-2 hours before serving.

Chocolate cake squares added to trifle dish

Mint Trifle Recipe Tips

  • Instead of using a box cake mix you can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe or even buy a plain chocolate cake from the local bakery.
  • Be sure that the pudding you buy is INSTANT, otherwise it will not set correctly.
  • Use regular cream or mint oreos. Do not remove the center before crushing them.
  • You can use 1-2 tsp of pure mint or peppermint extract in place of the creme de menthe syrup/flavoring.
  • Make homemade whipped cream instead of using Cool Whip.
  • Brownies are also a great option instead of cake.
Layering the mint trifle in a trifle dish

Making Ahead & Storing

This mint trifle can be made up to 1 day in advance all assembled together. Just cover it and store in the fridge.

If you are wanting to make it more than 1 day in advance I would definitely prepare the cake and filling but store them separately. Then assemble it all together the day it will be served. Don’t prepare it more than 3 days in advance because the filling can become runny. 

Cover and STORE leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Anded mint trifle recipe topped with whipped cream and andes mints

For more minty treats, try:

Mint Trifle Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This Mint Trifle is a delicious, cool, layered dessert made with chocolate cake, mint cream filling, Oreos and Andes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 500 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix plus ingredients on back
  • 6.6 oz vanilla pudding mix or white chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2-3 drops creme de menthe syrup or candy flavoring
  • food coloring
  • 1 small container cool whip divided
  • 1 package oreos
  • 15 andes mints chopped

Instructions
 

  • Begin by making your chocolate cake according to instructions on back in a 9×13 pan.
  • Once done, let cool completely and then cut into 1 – 1½ inch squares. Set aside.
  • Make mint filling by whisking together pudding mix and milk in a large bowl. Once combined, add creme de menthe syrup/flavoring, food coloring and all but 1 cup of your cool whip. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Add Oreos to a gallon bag and crush. I use a rolling pin to break them up.
  • Begin layering your dessert by adding half your cake squares to the bottom. Then add half of your mint filling along with half of the crushed oreos.
  • Add the rest of your cake squares, mint filling, and then Oreos.
  • Top with the last of your cool whip and chopped Andes.
  • Chill for at least 1-2 hours before serving.
  • ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. need to make this! are you using instant or regular pudding mix? is the flavor better with the mint with either vanilla or white chocolate or pretty similar?

    thanks!!

    1. You’ll love this!! I use the instant pudding and use whatever I have on hand, between the vanilla or white chocolate. I love white chocolate, so I use that more. It’s pretty similar:) Enjoy!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love all things mint & this trifle is heavenly!! The layers are so good & it’s so creamy with that delicious oreo crunch. If you love mint, then you will love this!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for sharing this mint trifle! Super easy to make and it tasted so amazing! Highly recommended and will have it again for sure!

  4. 5 stars
    This is a chocolate lovers dream!! There is nothing better than mint & oreo together, but when you add brownies, it’s the greatest dessert!

  5. 5 stars
    I love minty grasshopper desserts. This trifle is easy to make, pretty to look at and delicious to eat.