Rich, creamy, mint cheesecake. This grasshopper cheesecake is a deliciously easy dessert and perfect for St. Patty’s Day! 

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. In our world, it’s just another holiday because we aren’t Irish (which is sad all on its own).

In fact, all we usually do is go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in our town.

But when it comes to food, we love to go all out. And no matter what we Irish food we make on St. Patrick’s Day, we end the meal with these very American Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

St. Patrick’s day is perfect for Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

We love to celebrate with these delicious Grasshopper Cheesecakes.

The cool part is, this year my kids are in our St. Patrick’s Day parade. So we have a busy day that day, but we’re excited. Don’t worry, there will be pictures.

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

This Week’s Cravings theme is St. Patrick’s Day and while we make lots of yummy Irish dishes, I decided to stick to something sweet and dessert like – plus it’s green, it’s super yummy and it fits.

Why not Grasshopper Cheesecake?

Grasshopper Cheesecake. Just – Minty, Creamy deliciousness. Simple, mint cheesecake to end any meal! 

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Can these be made ahead of time?

Yes, they can, but I wouldn’t recommend adding the whipped cream until right before serving and they need to be stored in the refrigerator, preferably covered.

Serving them in a mason jar might help with that since they usually have lids.

If you have leftovers, they can be stored, tightly sealed in the refrigerator for up to three days from when you made them.

If you love cheesecake recipes, you might love these too…

Also if you are looking for another fantastic mint recipe, try these Grasshopper Brownies from Family Around the Table!

Easy Grasshopper Cheesecake

Grasshopper Cheesecake

Nicole Cook
Rich, creamy, mint chocolate goodness, served up in a simple glass for a fun and different presentation.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 511 kcal


For the Crust:

  • 6 Mint Oreo Cookies crushed
  • 2 teaspoons butter melted

For the Cheesecake:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Peppermint Patties crushed or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • ½ teaspoon green food coloring
  • 8 ounces whipped topping room temp

For the Topping: (optional)

  • whipped topping
  • Creme De Menthe Syrup
  • chocolate shavings
  • chopped peppermint patties


For the Crust:

  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter together with the crushed mint oreo cookies. Get your glasses and divide the cookie mixture between two glasses. Push the mixture down into the glasses to form the crust. Put them in the fridge while you are making the rest of the ingredients. (about 10 minutes or so)

For the Cheesecake:

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and whipped topping until smooth. Add the mint extract and green food coloring and mix to combine. Fold in the peppermint patties.
  • Remove the glasses from the fridge.
  • Spoon the filling on top of the oreo cookie crust. Sometimes I use my pastry bag to fill it so it looks pretty, but when we made these I didn’t care how “pretty” they looked. haha Cover them with some plastic wrap and put them back in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before you serve them. This allows the flavors to marry each other and the cheesecake to firm up a bit.
  • As an optional finish, add some whipped cream and then garnish with crumbled peppermint patties or more mint oreos and creme de menthe syrup (found with the ice cream toppings).


Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 7gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 868IUCalcium: 102mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy dessert recipes
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  1. Looks delicious! I used to make a creme de menthe cake back in the 80’s with whipping cream on top….reminds me of that cake. I need to make one again! 🙂

  2. I love cheesecakes in jars/glasses. They look SO cool. And those individual serving sizes certainly help, too. This recipe sounds amazing!

  3. Yummy!!! I want it now! And all I have here is Key Lime Pie. Which is yummy. But, not minty. 😉 Just checkin’ in on you! Hope you’re having a great week!

  4. Michelle! I miss you! I can’t believe I missed these comments. I don’t know why I’m not getting notified, anyway, I’m so glad you checked in on me. Hope you are doing well! xxx
    Thanks for the sweet comments!

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