Grasshopper Pie

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Only 6 ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing ice cream Grasshopper Pie — the perfect summer treat that takes minutes to assemble!

This grasshopper pie is the best dessert to bring to a potluck or party with friends or family. While it hardly takes any time to assemble, it looks impressive and tastes delicious.

Love mint? We’re obsessed with it! Try these mint chocolate cookies, thin mint oreo cups, or mint brownies next!

Grasshopper pie: where it gets its name

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a grasshopper pie is, you’re not alone! It’s definitely a unique name 🙂 Grasshopper is a typically green dessert or cocktail that is mint-flavored. It’s called “grasshopper” because of the bright green color that typically accompanies the dessert.

For this grasshopper pie, we’re using mint chocolate chip ice cream. Make sure to get a good brand of mint ice cream since it’s the star of this pie. 

Chocolate crust

The crust for this grasshopper pie uses mint chocolate cookies (I use Oreos; not sponsored). The cookies don’t need to be separated or have the creme removed — simply pulse them in a food processor or blender until you’ve got crumbs.

The crumbs are tossed with melted (and slightly cooled) butter. You want to make sure to not add super hot melted butter to the crumbs; let it cool to room temperature first so you don’t get a gooey mess!

Grasshopper pie toppings

Top your pie with your favorites. We love whipped cream (how to make whipped cream tutorial here), hot fudge sauce, and more crushed up mint chocolate oreo cookies.

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Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

5 from 1 vote
Only 6 ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing ice cream grasshopper pie -- the perfect summer treat that takes minutes to assemble!
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Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

5 from 1 vote
Only 6 ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing ice cream grasshopper pie -- the perfect summer treat that takes minutes to assemble!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grasshopper pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups (272g) Mint Oreos, (~24 cookies), plus more cookies for garnish!
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter,  melted
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 container (48 ounces) Mint Chip or Brownie Ice Cream
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, completely thawed
  • 1 container (11.5 ounces) hot fudge sauce, separated

Instructions

  • MELT BUTTER: Start by melting the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Once melted, set aside to cool for 5 minutes. (Hot butter will cause a greasy crust.) 
  • CRUST: in a powerful blender or food processor, blend the whole Oreos (don't separate cookie from creme) until they are all crumbs. Make sure to re-blend any large chunks so the crust will cut nicely. Once fully crumbled, measure to ensure you have a full 1 and 3/4 cups of crumbs then transfer the crumbs to a bowl. Add in the melted (and slightly cooled) butter and a tiny pinch of salt. Stir until a thick dough forms and press that mixture into a pie pan. Use the bottom of a 1/4-cup measuring cup to press the crust firmly into the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Place the crust in the freezer while preparing the filling.
  • ICE CREAM: Scoop in the entire container of ice cream into the chilled crust. Smooth the top of the ice cream evenly with the back of a large spoon or spatula. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid.
  • HOT FUDGE: Remove from the freezer and smooth all but 3-4 tablespoons of the chocolate fudge sauce evenly over the ice cream. Loosely cover and return to freezer for another 30 minutes.
  • WHIPPED CREAM: Remove pie from freezer and smooth the whipped cream over the chocolate fudge layer. You can add as little or as much of the whipped cream (we usually use most of the container!) Return to the freezer and freeze until very solid, about 4-8 hours.
  • GARNISH: Coarsely chop about 5 leftover mint Oreos and sprinkle over the pie. Cut into slices and drizzle the reserved 3-4 tablespoons hot fudge sauce over individual pieces. Enjoy promptly and return leftovers to the freezer.

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