Make-Ahead Grasshopper Ice Cream Frozen Drink Recipe

Updated on December 29, 2016
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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.

Have Fun, But Please Do Not Drink And Drive.

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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.

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3.7 stars from 97 ratings of Make Ahead Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink.

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        Mary L 

        6 months ago

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        2 years ago from America

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

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        moonlake 

        2 years ago from America

        PegCole17, Thanks so much for stopping by.

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        moonlake 

        2 years ago from America

        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.

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        moonlake 

        3 years ago from America

        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.

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        C E Clark 

        3 years ago from North Texas

        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.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        3 years ago from Dubai

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

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        Peg Cole 

        4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

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

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        Suzanne Day 

        4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        4 years ago from America

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

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        CraftytotheCore 

        4 years ago

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

        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.

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        Jason Benedict 

        5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

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

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        Indian Chef 

        5 years ago from New Delhi India

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

        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.

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        Peggy Woods 

        5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

        Deborah-Diane, Thanks for stopping by.

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        Deborah-Diane 

        5 years ago from Orange County, California

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

        DDE, Thanks for stopping by. It is good.

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        Devika Primić 

        5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

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

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        truthfornow 

        5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

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

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        ryanjhoe 

        5 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        5 years ago from America

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

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        TattooKitty 

        5 years ago from Hawaii

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        CrisSp 

        6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        editsvcs 

        6 years ago

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        belleart 

        6 years ago from Ireland

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Sherry Hewins 

        6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        Mary 

        6 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

        This looks very tasty, voted up awesome and shared.

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        alocsin 

        6 years ago from Orange County, CA

        This looks delicious. Voting this Up and Useful.

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        Mary Craig 

        6 years ago from New York

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        molometer 

        6 years ago from United Kingdom

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        jenniferg78 

        6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        IAmForbidden 

        6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

        Looks so yummy! 5 sytars!!

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Tammy 

        6 years ago from North Carolina

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

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        Stacy Harris 

        6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

        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!

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        vespawoolf 

        6 years ago from Peru, South America

        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.

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Derdriu 

        6 years ago

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        6 years ago from Texas

        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.

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        Susan,

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

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Both versions of your grasshopper look great and sound delicious.

      • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        lovedoctor926 

        6 years ago

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

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        Peggy Woods 

        6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        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!

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        Christy Birmingham 

        6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Yummm oh this sounds too good to NOT make!

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Hawaiian Odysseus 

        6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

        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?

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

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

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Brenda Barnes 

        6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

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

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        europewalker 

        6 years ago

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

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        katyzzz 

        6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

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

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        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.

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        Modern Lady 

        6 years ago from Chicago, IL

        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!

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