Frozen Grasshopper Drink


Vanilla ice cream, crème de menthe, cream de cacao, and ice come together to create a decadent and delicious frozen cocktail recipe. These Frozen Grasshopper Drinks are basically a dessert in a glass. Creamy, minty, and cold with a touch of chocolate. What’s not to love?

frozen grasshopper drink with pocky stick

Frozen Grasshopper Drink

This past Christmas I was introduced to the deliciousness that is a Frozen Grasshopper Drink. We were celebrating Christmas at my dad’s house and his wife offered us a Frozen Grasshopper. No one was really interested. Later in the evening, she offered us one again and we all agreed to try one. All I can say is “oh, my gosh”!

ice cream grasshopper drinks
frozen grasshopper drink

Even though we were all stuffed from a day of eating and indulging, we nearly finished off the tub of this delicious, creamy, minty, and frozen libation. We were hooked! In fact, we liked them so much that my dad’s wife whipped up another batch for New Year’s Eve!

It was at that moment that I knew I had to get the recipe and whip up a batch so I could share them with you. This is definitely one of those recipes that need to be spread around so it can be enjoyed by all. You are in for a treat!

Looking for more frozen cocktails? Try these:

close up frozen grasshopper drink with pocky stick

What is a Grasshopper drink?

You might be wondering, “What exactly is a grasshopper drink?”

Well, according to Wikipedia …

“A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. A bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, Tujague’s, claims the drink was invented in 1918 by its owner, Philip Guichet.”

The original grasshopper drink wasn’t served frozen or ice cream-based. My recipe takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Let’s get into it!

grasshopper drink with ice cream

How Do You Make A Grasshopper?

First, let’s start off with the ingredients. To make a frozen grasshopper you will need:

  • ice cream
  • crème de menthe
  • creme de cacao
  • ice
  • fresh mint and a Pocky stick to garnish
frozen grasshopper drink with pocky stick

Let’s blend up a batch!

You can find a full ingredient list and detailed instructions for this cocktail in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. In a blender add the ice cream, crème de menthe, cream de cacao, and ice. Blend until smooth.
making frozen grasshopper drink in blender

  1. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to add the ice cream and ice in batches as it blends down.
  2. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight, food-safe plastic container and freeze until ready to serve.
pour frozen grasshopper drink into container
serving a frozen grasshopper drink with pocky stick
  1. Garnish with a spoon, chocolate Pocky, and/or a sprig of fresh mint.
grasshopper with ice cream

Want to take this recipe to the next level?

Make it a Flying Grasshopper Drink!

Do you know what a Flying Grasshopper is? Well, it’s identical to a Grasshopper, but with the addition of vodka.
This is how my dad’s wife served them and my goodness were they delectable. We used Whipped Vodka which is a whipped cream-flavored vodka.

adding vodka to grasshopper

I’ve used this in other recipes (like my famous Jingle Juice Punch) and people commented that they have a hard time finding/purchasing it. No worries, a vanilla vodka will work just as nicely here.

To create a Flying Grasshopper Drink, add about 1 ounce of whipped or vanilla vodka to the top of your prepared drink.

frozen grasshopper drink

Recipe Notes:

Store in the freezer in an airtight, food-safe plastic container for up to 2 months.

Want a non-alcoholic version? Omit the crème de menthe and cream de cacao. Add a few drops of mint extract, green food coloring, and about 1 cup of whole milk.

Frozen Grasshoppers Recipe

And I think that’s it, my friends, I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try!

If you do, I want to hear all about it. Stop back and leave a rating and comment below. Cheers!

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frozen grasshopper drink

Frozen Grasshopper Drink

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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cocktail, flying grasshopper, frozen cocktail, grasshopper, mint, mint chocolate
Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Vanilla ice cream, crème de menthe, cream de cacao, and ice come together to create a decadent and delicious frozen cocktail recipe. These Frozen Grasshopper Drinks are basically a dessert in a glass. Creamy, minty, and cold with a touch of chocolate. What’s not to love?

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup crème de menthe
  • 3/4 cup cream de cacao
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1.5 quarts ice cream
  • fresh mint and - chocolate Pocky to garnish
  • Optional: whipped or vanilla vodka

Instructions

  • In a blender add the ice cream, crème de menthe, cream de cacao, and ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to add the ice cream and ice in batches as it blends down.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight, food-safe plastic container and freeze until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with a spoon, chocolate Pocky, and/or a sprig of fresh mint.
  • To create a Flying Grasshopper Drink, add about 1 ounce of whipped or vanilla vodka to the top of your prepared drink.

Notes

Can be stored in the freezer in an airtight, food-safe plastic container for up to 2 months.
Want a non-alcoholic version? Omit the crème de menthe and cream de cacao. Add a few drops of mint extract, green food coloring, and about 1 cup of whole milk.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 1gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 747IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 1mg
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Comments

  • Becca P at

    We made these on Saturday for a party that didn’t end up happening because of weather but they are SO FLIPPIN’ GOOD! We will be having them for St. Patrick’s day for sure!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they the BEST!? So glad you were still able to enjoy them.

      xo Michael

  • Susan at

    These were SO good!! I copied your presentation and everyone raved. Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Susan! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!

      xo Michael

  • Debbie at

    Many fond memories of ending a Southern summer evening with my neighbor. Sitting outside with a refreshing grasshopper in hand. Thank you for stirring up memories!

  • Jessica E. at

    This recipe takes me back to my serving days working at an Italian restaurant that made alcoholic milkshakes made with their homemade gelato. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Going to pin it now!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Love that! I heard from a few folks that this stirred up nostalgia.

      xo Michael

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