This Frozen Peppermint Dessert is a delightful trip down memory lane to those cherished family Christmas parties. It’s a no-bake wonder, combining the refreshing zest of peppermint with the creamy luxury of whipped cream, all layered over a crunchy Oreo base. Simple in preparation yet stunning in presentation, this dessert is a testament to the joy of sharing sweet moments with loved ones.

I treasure family traditions, this dessert is a special one in my recipe collection. The combination of peppermint and Oreos brings back fond memories of laughter and love shared around the dessert table at my family’s holiday parties. It a dessert that pleases all ages, from 0 to 105.

Frozen Peppermint Dessert being served

Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

Absolutely! It’s even recommended to freeze it overnight for the best consistency and flavor melding. This makes it a perfect dessert during the busy holiday season. When hosting or attending a potluck, this can and should be made the night before, when things are a bit calmer and less stressful.

Is this dessert suitable for summer gatherings?

Yes, it’s refreshing peppermint flavor and cool texture makes it a hit for summer parties as well.

Can I use store-bought whipped cream?

While you can, homemade whipped cream provides a better texture and flavor for this recipe.

Are there any variations I can try?

Yes, try adding chocolate chips or using different cookie bases for a twist. Maybe even try adding white chocolate ganache to the mix.

Frozen Peppermint Dessert being served

What is in Frozen Peppermint Dessert?

Oreos

Provide a crunchy, chocolatey base.

Heavy whipping Cream

Creates a light, airy foundation for the peppermint layer.

Powdered Sugar

Adds sweetness and helps stabilize the whipped cream.

Vanilla Extract

When using pure vanilla extract, as opposed to imitation flavoring, it will add the deep rich flavor that everybody wants in a treat.

Mini Marshmallows

Adds a sweet, chewy texture

Crushed Peppermint Candy

Gives the dessert its signature minty taste.

Unsalted Butter

Binds the Oreo crumbs for the crust.

Storage Tips

This dessert should be stored in the freezer. Cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. It can last in the freezer for up to a month when stored properly.

Making Ahead

Prepare this dessert a day before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the texture to set perfectly.

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Why make Frozen Peppermint Dessert?

This dessert is ideal for Christmas and winter holidays, but also perfect as a refreshing treat during summer gatherings.

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Frozen Peppermint Dessert

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freezing Time: 2 hours
Servings: 24
This frozen peppermint dessert is a quick, simple, no bake dessert from my childhood. It was always the favorite at the Robinson family Christmas parties.

Ingredients 

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • In a standing mixer combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whip on high until you reach stiff peak
  • While the whip cream is mixing, put the Oreos in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Stop the cream when done and set aside.
  • Melt the butter and mix the Oreo bits and butter together. Pour the buttered Oreo crumbs in a greased cookie sheet. Reserving 3/4 cup of Oreo for the top.
  • Take another ziplock bag and crush peppermint candy canes or candies until fine with the rolling pin.
  • Fold the crushed peppermints and marshmallows into the finished whipped cream
  • Pour the peppermint whipped cream mixture on top of the Oreos that are spread out on the greased cookie sheet.
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to spread the mixture out until it covers the whole cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cups of Oreo bits on top of the dessert
  • Cover the finished dessert with tinfoil and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving, or even better, make the day before you serve so that the dessert can freeze overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 2g Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 82mg Potassium: 64mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Vitamin A: 350IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 18mg Iron: 2mg

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