When looking for delicious trifle desserts easy is key! This Mint Chocolate Trifle is green, easy to whip up, and perfect for after dinner!
Chocolate Mint Trifle
A chocolate mint trifle is always a great option for a party, so if you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day trifle, green desserts or just something delicious and minty to serve after a meal, this is a fun one!
This decadent mint trifle is chocolate cake topped with minty green pudding, followed by crunchy mint cookies and more. The cake is light and fluffy, the mint pudding is rich – and my mouth is watering just talking about it.
When Girl Scout cookie season comes around, be sure to set aside a box of Thin Mints for this dessert. If you don’t have them (or want to make this mint trifle recipe at a different time of year), you can always use Grasshoppers instead.
This mint chocolate trifle is vegetarian and nut-free, so it should be a great option for various dietary restrictions. If you want to make it gluten free, substitute gluten free mint cookies and gluten free chocolate cake and you’ll be good to go.
Ultimately, chocolate trifle desserts are fun and easy desserts to make – plus they look super cool – so I highly recommend giving this one a shot!
Mint Trifle Recipe
1 box chocolate cake mix (usually requires oil, eggs and/or water)
4 cups whole milk
2 boxes white chocolate instant pudding 3.4 oz
1 box mint grasshopper cookies or Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies
1-2 drops mint extract
Green gel food coloring
1 can whipped cream
Preheat your oven, prepare, and bake your cake as directed on the box. This will differ some depending on the brand, so you will want to be prepared with oil, eggs and/or water based on those instructions.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your instant pudding, milk, two or three drops of mint extract (your preference depending on how minty you’d like), and a few drops of green food coloring.
After incorporating everything thoroughly, set the bowl in the fridge for 5 minutes so the pudding can soft set.
Slice your cake into small pieces and line the bottom of your trifle dish with pieces of cake. Pour half of your green pudding on top of your cake pieces.
Place your mint cookies on top of your pudding along the sides of the dish, and fill them in the middle as well.
Add another layer of chocolate cake on top of your cookies and around the sides of the dish. Pour the rest of your mint pudding on top of the cake, being sure to fill in all the crevices.
Add one last layer of chocolate cake on top of the pudding. Fill the center with whipped cream and then top off your mint trifle with a few more mint cookies. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Can You Make This Trifle A Day Ahead?
This all depends on what texture you are looking for. If you make this trifle a day or two ahead, the pudding will soften the chocolate cake more than it would have if you made it the same day. You will still get the crunch from the cookies, so it’s up to you! The flavors will be stellar either way.
Also, if you plan to make this a bit ahead of time, wait until the last minute to add your whipped cream and last few cookies to the top. The whipped cream will melt if you spray it too early.
How Do You Make A Trifle Without A Trifle Bowl?
I have been in this situation more than once (especially if I’m making two trifles for one day). My best suggestion is to use a pyrex or glass mixing bowl or serving bowl as your second best option. You will still be able to see the layers and serve everyone easily.
Are You Looking For More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
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If you plan to make this a bit ahead of time, wait until the last minute to add your whipped cream and last few cookies. The whipped cream will melt if you spray it too early. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g
If you plan to make this a bit ahead of time, wait until the last minute to add your whipped cream and last few cookies. The whipped cream will melt if you spray it too early.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.