Andes Mint Cheesecakes

A Chocolaty Minty Delight!



Preparation Phase & Tools To Use

Tools Needed:

  • Muffin tin
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer (or whisk)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Oven

Ingredients & Their Roles

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs – provides the base and adds texture.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar – sweetens the crust.
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted – binds the crumbs and adds richness.

For the Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened – the main body of the cheesecake, creamy and rich.
  • 1/2 cup sugar – sweetens the filling.
  • 2 large eggs – adds structure and richness.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – adds flavor.
  • 1/2 cup Andes mints, chopped – provides the minty flavor and adds texture.
  • Green food coloring (optional) – to achieve the classic Andes mint color.

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream – for a creamy topping.
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar – sweetens the topping.
  • Additional Andes mints for garnish – enhances flavor and presentation.


Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Make the crust: In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press about a tablespoon of mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven.
  3. Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract. Fold in chopped Andes mints and green food coloring (if using) until evenly distributed.
  4. Fill the crusts: Divide the filling evenly among the crusts, filling each about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the centers are just set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for an hour, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  6. Prepare the topping: Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spoon or pipe onto chilled cheesecakes.
  7. Garnish with additional Andes mints before serving.


Time & Servings

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 3 hours (including chilling)
  • Servings: 12 cheesecakes
  • Kcal: Approximately 300 kcal per cheesecake

Nutritional Information & Health Benefits

Each serving provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The Andes mints add a refreshing mint flavor, which can aid in digestion. However, these cheesecakes are rich in sugars and fats, so they should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Common Mistakes To Avoid & How to Perfect the Recipe

  • Overmixing the batter: This can introduce too much air, leading to cracks. Mix just until ingredients are incorporated.
  • Not chilling long enough: The cheesecakes need time to set properly; chilling for at least 2 hours is crucial.
  • Overbaking: The center should still be slightly wobbly when you take them out of the oven; it will set as it cools.


These Andes Mint Cheesecakes are the perfect treat for any occasion, blending the creamy texture of cheesecake with the refreshing zing of mint chocolate. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe promises a delightful experience for both the maker and the tasters. Enjoy the process and the delicious outcome!

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