Grasshopper Pie: the colorful dessert recipe inspired by the Grasshopper cocktail

Total time: 45 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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The Grasshopper Pie is an easy and colorful dessert inspired by the classic Grasshopper cocktail, invented in New Orleans in 1918. The cocktail is sweet and mint-flavored, features crème de menthe and creme de cacao, and is often enjoyed after dinner.

This Grasshopper Pie is similar in taste and color. It has a crunchy chocolate cookie crust and a creamy minty mousse filling. To make this version, you only need four ingredients: mint ice cream, mint liqueur, chocolate cookies, and butter. It contains alcohol, but you can also make a kid-friendly version by omitting the liqueur. Make this Grasshopper Pie for your next special occasion!

How to make Grasshopper Pie

This Grasshopper Pie is a quick and easy recipe with a few shortcuts. First, the crust is made. Crush chocolate cookies, add the melted butter, and press into a cake pan. Bake the crust, then chill in the freezer. Make the filling by mixing the ice cream with the mint liqueur. Pour into the premade crust and chill again. Serve and enjoy!


Expert Tips

To make a no-bake version, simply place the freshly made crust in the freezer for 2 hours.

For the tastiest crust, use Oreo cookies or even mint-flavored ones. If using Oreos, there is no need to remove the cookie filling. Use the whole Oreo cookie. For extra mint flavor, add mint extract.

You can make this pie ahead of time and simply store it in the freezer. You can make the crust ahead of time, and save it in the freezer for a few months until you’re ready to fill and serve it. To prepare the pie for the freezer, wrap it in cling wrap, and another layer of aluminum foil. If you want to serve the pie, allow it to rest in the fridge for about 3 hours before serving.

For a different filling variation, whip 2 cups marshmallow fluff (also known as marshmallow crème), ¼ cup crème de menthe liqueur, and 2 cups whipping cream. Add to the crust, freeze for 2 hours.

For a version with liqueur: Melt 32 large marshmallows in ½ cup milk and chill. Whisk with 1 tsp mint extract, 1 ½ cups heavy cream, and green food coloring.

How to store Grasshopper Pie

Store the Grasshopper Pie in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just make sure to cover it with plastic wrap so that the filling doesn’t absorb any other flavors in your fridge.

chocolate wafer crumbs
2 cups
Unsalted butter
1/3 cup
chocolate mint chocolate chip ice cream
5 cups
creme de menthe
1/4 cup


Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix wafer crumbs with melted butter.

Press over the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and bake at 425°F for 5-7 minutes.

Place in the freezer to cool for about 20 minutes.

Add the mint liqueur to the ice cream and mix thoroughly.

Spoon into cooled crust and spread evenly. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.


For extra crunch and flavor, top the Grasshopper Pie with chocolate shavings and extra crushed cookie crumbs!

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