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Make-Ahead Grasshopper Ice Cream Frozen Drink Recipe

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I enjoy cooking and baking, and I share some of my family's favorite holiday recipes.

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Items You Will Need:

  • Large bowl
  • Container for freezer (like an ice cream bucket)
  • Pretty glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup Crème De Cacao
  • 3/4 cup Crème De Menthe
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Instructions

  1. Soften ice cream and Cool Whip in a large bowl. When soft, mix in other ingredients.
  2. Mix well and freeze.
  3. Scoop in glasses and serve with a straw. Yummy!!

Great for a party, this recipe can be made way ahead. Take out of freezer and thaw for about 30 minutes before serving.

Taste of Home

I see people on The Taste of Home looking for this recipe all the time. I guess because it's so handy to make ahead of time.

This drink is also a great St. Patrick's Day Drink.

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Non-Alcoholic Version

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup of cream of coconut
  • A few drops of green food coloring
  • A few drops of peppermint extract (be careful with this it's easy to get too much)

Instructions

  1. Soften ice cream and Cool Whip in a large bowl. When soft, mix in other ingredients.
  2. Mix well and freeze.
  3. Scoop in glasses and serve with a straw.

Rate This Recipe.

Questions & Answers

Question: Why add Cool Whip to the frozen drink Grasshopper?

Answer: Cool Whip is just part of the recipe. You don't have to add it.

© 2012 moonlake

Comments

Ann on December 15, 2019:

How many servings will this make?

moonlake (author) from America on December 03, 2019:

I really don't know. I don't drink I got this recipe from a friend. I guess you could leave out Cool Whip. Chris has a good answer.

Chris on May 03, 2019:

Cool whip adds an extra level of cream to it and also helps keep it somewhat soft in the freezer (along with the alcohol)

Mary L on March 17, 2018:

I've made this twice and its to the point I could have it in the freezer all the time.....Yummy

moonlake (author) from America on January 05, 2016:

Suzanne Day, Thanks so much for stopping by. It really is easy to make.

moonlake (author) from America on January 05, 2016:

PegCole17, Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on January 05, 2016:

Vellur, Your welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. Sorry, I am so late answering your comment. Things happen and I have found it hard to get to my comments.

moonlake (author) from America on July 27, 2015:

Au fait

I know what you mean we're not up to 100, but it's hot and humid here. Thanks for the vote, share and pinned.

C E Clark from North Texas on July 26, 2015:

This makes me think of the drinks called Banshees that I loved. Haven't had one in at least 20 years. The ingredients are the same except instead of Creme de Menthe, use Creme de Banana. I bet this would be great at the end of one of our 100+ degree days here in Texas, whichever way you make it.

Voted this up, UI, pinned to my 'Drinks' board, and shared with followers.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 17, 2015:

Delicious! This is easy to make and looks very tempting. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2014:

Yum. I used to order these. Ooh. I never knew how to make a Grasshopper and it sounds so easy.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 12, 2014:

Wow, this has the be the easiest recipe on Hubpages - well done! Love the photo, looking forward to trying it out. Voted useful!

moonlake (author) from America on November 21, 2013:

CraftytotheCore, My husband's Dad loved Creme De Menthe too. Thanks so much for stopping by.

CraftytotheCore on November 20, 2013:

This was one of my grandfather's favorite treats. I remember buying him a bottle of Crème De Menthe at Christmas. He would pour it straight over his vanilla ice cream. He loved it. This recipe brings back memories!

moonlake (author) from America on August 09, 2013:

toptendeals, Wouldn't that be cute a little green grasshopper on top. My dog tried to catch one yesterday. Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

Jason Benedict from Boca Raton, Florida on August 08, 2013:

Looks good, it's just missing the Grasshopper garnish on top =)

moonlake (author) from America on June 15, 2013:

Indian Chef, Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the stars.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on June 13, 2013:

Looks like a yummy drink. Voted 5 stars and up. The unusual name caught my eye and I didn't expect it to look so yummy and easy to make.

moonlake (author) from America on May 15, 2013:

Peggy W, Thanks and thank you for stopping by. I also have a drink board on my Pinterst. See so many good drinks on hubpages.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 14, 2013:

Going to start a new board on Pinterest labeled Drink recipes and this one will be the first. Still haven't had a grasshopper drink in years...ah!...but the memories are good ones! :)

moonlake (author) from America on April 15, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, Thanks for stopping by.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 13, 2013:

MMMM! This recipe sounds like a delicious desert drink for a party!

moonlake (author) from America on April 02, 2013:

DDE, Thanks for stopping by. It is good.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 02, 2013:

Wow! It look sso good and such a simple recipe thanks for sharing the great idea.

moonlake (author) from America on February 23, 2013:

truthfornow, Thank you for stopping by it is yummy. Glad you like the picture.

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on February 23, 2013:

Looks yummy for the tummy. The picture attracted me to reading.

moonlake (author) from America on December 22, 2012:

ryanjhoe, Thanks for stopping by. It's good you will like it I think.

ryanjhoe from Somewhere over the rainbow on December 21, 2012:

Looks delicious. I can see it from the pictures. Maybe I have to try to make this recipe and let's see how the taste is like. :)

moonlake (author) from America on October 07, 2012:

TattooKitty, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you will enjoy it.

TattooKitty from Hawaii on October 07, 2012:

OMG!!! This looks phenomenal! I MUST try this one (^-^)

I'll make sure to pop back in after trying to rate it. Iz got a craving!! MmmmmMmmm, ice cream drink....raahhhwwll *drools*

moonlake (author) from America on September 03, 2012:

CrisSp, I hope you will like it. Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it and the share.

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on September 03, 2012:

Maybe not a winner on HP contest but sure is a winner on my thirsty bud. This looks so delish. I will definitely do this. Thanks for sharing, will share as well. Cheers!

moonlake (author) from America on August 14, 2012:

editsvcs, Thank you for stopping by. It is easy to make. Let me know if you try it.

editsvcs on August 14, 2012:

This looks like heaven! Grasshopper pie is my favorite but more work than this... will definitely be giving this a try!

moonlake (author) from America on August 10, 2012:

belleart, My kids love this drink. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

belleart from Ireland on August 10, 2012:

wow these look good. Might try them out over the weekend

moonlake (author) from America on August 08, 2012:

Sherry Hewins, I guess I could have come up with more words if I had really thought about it. The thing that always happens to me I put a hub up and than days later suddenly I remember things to say or something I forgot to say. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on August 07, 2012:

It sounds refreshing and looks very pretty. 5oo words sounds like a lot for a recipe. I think it stands up very well on its own. Maybe if you told a story about where you got the recipe or something that happened once when you made it you could come up with that many words. I hate when people drag it out trying to get more words, get to the point I say.

moonlake (author) from America on August 07, 2012:

prettynutjob30, This is good I think you would enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for the vote.

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on August 07, 2012:

This looks very tasty, voted up awesome and shared.

moonlake (author) from America on August 03, 2012:

alocsin, Thank you I'm sure you will like it. Thanks for vote and for stopping by my hub.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on August 03, 2012:

This looks delicious. Voting this Up and Useful.

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2012:

tillsontitanm, Our kids like to make the recipe whenever they have a party. Thanks so much for stopping by and for stars and vote.

Mary Craig from New York on July 19, 2012:

Grasshopper you have picked a good drink and learned much!

Perfect recipe, with or without the liquor...really, what could be better than "make ahead". We always have so much to do when company's coming so make ahead is great!

Voted five stars, up, useful and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on July 18, 2012:

molometer, I'm sure you will like it. Glad you liked the hub. Thanks so much for the vote and the share. I appreciate it.

Micheal is from United Kingdom on July 18, 2012:

thanks Moonlake, for a great laugh and recipe. Must try one these Grasshopper ice cream drinks. Definitely a winner here. : )

All the votes and sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on July 16, 2012:

jenniferg78, Thanks so much for stopping by my hub. I'm sure you will like it.

jenniferg78 from Philadelphia, PA on July 16, 2012:

yum!!! that looks sooo good! i wish I had those ingredients around the house. Guess I need to go shopping lol. Thanks for sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on July 15, 2012:

unknown spy, Thank you and thanks so much for the comment and for the stars.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on July 15, 2012:

Looks so yummy! 5 sytars!!

moonlake (author) from America on July 15, 2012:

tammyswallow, Thank you I'm sure you will like it. Anything taste good with cream of coconut in it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Tammy from North Carolina on July 15, 2012:

This is probably the prettiest drink I have ever seen. I am definitely going to try the non alcoholic version. Beautiful!

moonlake (author) from America on July 05, 2012:

barbergirl28, Kids will love the non-alcoholic one. It's just as pretty and very good tasting. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

moonlake (author) from America on July 05, 2012:

vespawoolf. Let me know how you like when you do try it. Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for the vote.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on July 05, 2012:

I love Grasshoppers. We have always made them by the glass in the magic bullet. And I love the version you have that is nonalcoholic. I always feel so bad when my kids want some of my grasshopper! Yummy!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 05, 2012:

Moonlake, you're so funny! Five hundred words or not, this is a great recipe hub. I love the idea of a grasshopper ice cream drink and plan to try it soon! Voted up.

moonlake (author) from America on July 03, 2012:

Derdriu, Thank you for the votes and for stopping by. Glad you liked the recipe. Myself I like anything that has ice cream and whip cream in it. I think the porcupine picture is in my hub Wildlife On Our Old Farm. He's behind a little fence thing trying to get away from me.

Derdriu on July 03, 2012:

Moonlake, Both recipes are wonderful, as are the original photos.

Up + UFABI.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe, such a funny ending, and such pretty pictures, Derdriu

P.S. Do you still have the photos of the porcupine? Can they be used in a hub?

moonlake (author) from America on July 03, 2012:

missolive, Thank you for stopping by. They would make a good Christmas drink. My husband use to make some kind of grasshopper drink during the holidays but it wasn't this one. I appreciate your comment.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on July 03, 2012:

Ohhhhh you took may way back in time. My mom and grandmother used to make these during the holidays. They'd make the non-alcohol version for the kids.

Absolutely refreshing - thank you for sharing your recipe.

moonlake (author) from America on July 02, 2012:

rebeccamealey, I bet your right. I did find out when I drink I talk a lot. That happened in 1966. My husband and my father-in-law kept handing me drinks. It was screw drivers. I thought they were just great tasting orange juice. I knew they had liquor in them but I didn't think it was that much. I had never been drunk. I got drunk, sick and never did it again. I decided right than I didn't like being drunk. I told my husband the other day I was going to rent myself out as designated driver to whoever needs a driver. ha

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your nice remarks.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 02, 2012:

I love your recipe and it is written in a cute and refreshing manner. Drink 2 or 3 of these (alcoholic version) and I'll bet you can come up with 500 words!

moonlake (author) from America on July 02, 2012:

Susan,

Thank you for stopping by. It is delicious. I appreciate any and all visits and comments.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on July 02, 2012:

Both versions of your grasshopper look great and sound delicious.

moonlake (author) from America on June 26, 2012:

lovedoctor926, Thanks you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate all comments.

moonlake (author) from America on June 26, 2012:

Peggy W, I know what you mean about that middle age spread. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

lovedoctor926 on June 26, 2012:

This grasshopper icecream drink looks good. I'm going to try it. I also like your copyright message down below.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 26, 2012:

I gave it 5 stars. Wow! I haven't had a grasshopper drink in decades but remember how delicious they are. Watching the calories now more than earlier. Something to do with "middle age spread." Actually I'm probably past that now since I get my senior citizen discounts. Ha!

moonlake (author) from America on June 26, 2012:

ChristyWrites, Thank you for stopping by. Really easy to make.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on June 26, 2012:

Yummm oh this sounds too good to NOT make!

moonlake (author) from America on June 25, 2012:

hawaiianodysseus, No I've never written a hub on copyright infringement. Have you? I'm glad you like the non-alcoholic so many don't want alcohol in their drinks. I don't drink so I thought I better put the non-alcoholic on. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on June 25, 2012:

Thanks so much for offering a non-alcoholic version! By the way , I was curious about the box at the end regarding copyright infringement. Have you ever written a Hub about that subject?

moonlake (author) from America on June 25, 2012:

Hyphenbird, Your welcome. So glad you stopped by and left a comment. I really appreciate.

moonlake (author) from America on June 25, 2012:

europewalker, Thanks you for the five stars. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on June 25, 2012:

katyzzz, I'm a non-drinker also. Just change the Crème De Menthe with small amount of mint flavoring. The Crème De Cacao for coconut cream. Just as good. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on June 25, 2012:

This really is lovely, so smooth and cool. Thanks for this one. I love the name also.

europewalker on June 25, 2012:

Gave this recipe 5 stars. I can't wait to try it! Looks more than yummy:)

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on June 25, 2012:

Oh, that looks just so good, pity I'm a non-drinker, maybe I can think of a non-alcoholic one

moonlake (author) from America on June 24, 2012:

Modern Lady, Thanks so much for stopping by. It is so good with the cool whip but I like cool whip on anything. I leave out the liquor add a little mint flavoring .

Our kids and grandkids love this drink.

I grow mint in my garden.

Modern Lady from Chicago, IL on June 24, 2012:

This is our traditional New Year's Eve drink. Not sure why, but I'll gladly drink it no matter the occasion. We skip the Cool Whip, add some ice in the blender, and garnish with a filbert. The mint leaves are much cuter though!