Hello friends! Tomorrow is St. Paddy’s Day and let’s celebrate! Frozen Grasshopper is a green-colored minty milkshake topped with whipped cream and crushed thin mint candies. Best of all, it contains some protein with less sugar and less fat than most frozen treats! This frozen grasshopper is really a frozen cocktail spiked with a green mint-flavored liqueur, which means this frozen treat is for adults only! 🙂
Every year we try to make a special treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day even though we’re not Irish. But hey – we love to find an excuse to have a celebration, don’t you? So we decided one year to make this light green colored cocktail called the frozen grasshopper.
Traditionally, frozen grasshoppers are usually made with ice cream. But I opt for frozen yogurt instead, simply because frozen yogurt contains one-fourth the amount of sugar, fat, calories and even cholesterol.
You’ll also notice that frozen yogurt contains zero saturated fat, and zero trans fat, and double the amount of protein per serving. Makes this frozen treat even more appealing!
If you are planning to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day, one green-colored cocktail will do! And it doesn’t have to be fancy – just fun! And this frozen grasshopper is fun to serve family and friends!
Frozen grasshopper is made with frozen yogurt, creme de menthe, creme de cacao liqueurs and topped with whipped cream, crushed thin mint candies and green colored sugar sprinkles.
So YUMMY! The only thing you’ll need is a straw.
I think you’ll agree when I say, frozen yogurt is a much better choice when making frozen treats or milkshakes like these. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be giving up ice cream – hell no!
Creme de menthe is a very sweet minty flavored liqueur and Creme de cacao is a clear alcoholic, (chocolate bean) liqueur that is sweet-tasting also with a hint of vanilla. Both are commonly used in local bars and restaurants and served in popular cocktail coffee drinks and martinis.
You can find both liqueurs at your local liquor store.
So if you are planning a St.Patrick’s celebration with or without friends, this is a sweet way to treat yourself to a delicious after-dinner dessert!
You’ll have to always remember these frozen grasshoppers are for adults only.
TIPS and NOTES:
Keep in mind, creme de menthe and creme de cacao are 50 percent alcohol by volume. The alcohol does not cookout, so it’s important to note that, as written, this recipe is not kid-friendly.
However, the good news is, there is a simple substitute! To make this frozen grasshopper non-alcoholic, omit the mint and chocolate liqueurs.
You can use 1/2 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract and 1/4 cup to 1/2 of milk.
Finally, if you’re looking for a festive cookie to serve and one that you can whip up in one bowl and in minutes? Then try our Italian Lemon Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day!
They are soft and melt-in-your-mouth DEE-licious!!
Also, try our St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Green Bark!
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What you need for Frozen Grasshopper:
3/4 ounce green Creme de menthe
3/4 ounce white Creme de cacao
2 + 1/2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp. of half-and-half
whipped cream, for topping
Place the first 4 ingredients into a blender or a stainless steel martini cocktail shaker.
Blend or shake until it’s well blended. Pour into clear glasses.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed Andes creme de menthe thins and green sprinkles as a garnish. Add a straw and serve immediately.
Serves 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings
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Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!
Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.
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Happy Day! 🙂
xo Anna and Liz
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