Growing up my parents didn’t drink much but every Christmas my dad would make Grasshoppers, frozen mint chocolate cocktail drinks. We kids would just sit there and stare at the adults indulging what seemed like the most amazing Christmas dessert ever. Finally, I can have grasshoppers whenever I want, especially at Christmas time.
Now, you can get all fancy with your grasshopper frozen cocktails, but I do it with three ingredients and some canned whipped cream. Keep it simple people. Then I got a crazy idea to throw an Oreo cookie in the blender. We are all sorts of fancy around here.
The big debate isn’t if you put an Oreo in your Grasshoppers but rather how much creme de menthe and creme de cacao you put in. It appears my dad and I don’t have the same view on pours. It appears my hand has a heavier pour. So, I will give you a weaker recommendation on how much booze to use, but feel free to pour a bit heavier.
Grasshoppers – Frozen Mint Chocolate Cocktail Drinks
First, to get the color right you need to be clear creme de cacao and green creme de menthe. If you send someone to town to buy these items for you, they could come home with clear creme de menthe and brown creme de cacao. I may or may not have these versions of the booze in my cabinet. They will nail the flavor but maybe not the color you are going for with the grasshopper frozen cocktails.
Simply add the ice cream to a blender. For a every half full blender of ice cream or about 3 cups of ice cream, I add a quarter cup of each creme de menthe and creme de cacao. For a full blender, or 6 cups of ice cream double the volume of booze. Toss in an oreo or two to give it a cookies and cream essence to go along with the minty frozen drink cocktail.
- 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
- ¼ cup of creme de menthe
- ¼ cup of creme de cacao
- 1 oreo cookie
- 1 can whipped can
- Combine the ice cream, creme de menthe and creme de cacao in a blender.
- Blend to combine, stopping to stir as needed. Add the oreo at the end.
- Pour into cups and top with whipped cream.