Chocolate Mint Trifle

Published on Mar 16, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Chocolate Mint Trifle // Tried and Tasty

Chocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and Tasty

I was on the hunt for an Irish dessert for my church pot luck and ended up with this deliciousness instead. Is it Irish? Not exactly. The original recipe calls for Bailey’s Irish cream which a) I couldn’t find anywhere in the grocery store and b) didn’t realize it was alcoholic. So I scrapped that and went for a good old fashioned mint trifle instead. I mean really? Who doesn’t love a trifle dessert? What I love is that this isn’t loaded with an overwhelming amount of mint. It’s just sprinkled throughout and adds the perfect touch.

Chocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and Tasty

This is the first of my trifle recipes that uses cake. I LOVE how light cake makes a trifle dessert. As much as I absolutely adore brownies, they are a little richer and heavier. The cake is so light and fluffy and really makes for this mint trifle to be the perfect end to a fantastic meal. If you haven’t seen my other trifles, they are worth a peek: Peanut Butter Trifle, Chocolate Brownie Trifle, Raspberry Brownie Trifle, and most recently my 5-Ingredient Pineapple Fluff Trifle!

Chocolate Mint Trifle

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mint Trifle
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Yvonne

A wonderfully light chocolate trifle with the subtle hint of mint!

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Ingredients

  • 1 9x13 Devil's Food cake, baked, cooled & cut in 1/2'' cubes
  • 4 c. cold milk
  • 2 3.9 oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 16 oz. Cool Whip whipped topping
  • 5 oz. Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes together for two minutes. Let stand until soft-set (at least two minutes).

  2. Place a third of the cake cubes in a 3-qt. glass bowl or trifle bowl. Top with a third of the pudding, whipped topping and sprinkle with baking chips; repeat layers twice. 

  3. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mint Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 167mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 18g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and Tasty

Can you see the very, very subtle tint of green to the whipped topping? It is very faint. Well, if you’ve been around for a little bit you know that I’m not a big fan of artificial food coloring. I’ve made this trifle twice. The first time I made it I was in a hurry and did use food coloring. Honestly, it killed me a little inside. Not that this dessert would be categorized as healthy, but there are certain things that I really feel strongly about avoiding. Food coloring is one of them. The second time around (pictured) I decided to research natural food coloring ideas. I present you cool whip that has been colored with: fresh spinach & collard green juice. I know – crazy right?! You can’t even tell whatsoever in the taste. I feel much better having discovered a better way to color the topping. Now I’m anxious to play around with other natural food colors!

Chocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and TastyChocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and TastyChocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and Tasty

Chocolate Mint Trifle // A wonderfully light trifle with the subtle hint of mint! | Tried and Tasty

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21 comments about “Chocolate Mint Trifle

  1. corinne1989

    I wasn’t expecting the recipe to be so easy when I saw the pictures. I love desserts that are easy to make but look like they took hours to prepare. Thank you for linking this up at This Is How We Roll Thursdays.

    1. Yvonne

      I love those desserts too – make everyone think you slaved all day in the kitchen, when you really didn’t!

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