Frozen Grasshopper

Frozen Grasshopper is a delicious minty milkshake that comes in a beautiful green color, topped with whipped cream and crushed thin mint candies. This frozen treat is perfect for those who want to indulge in something sweet and guilt-free, as it is high in protein and low in sugar and fat. However, it’s a boozy adult-only cocktail made with a mint-flavored liqueur.

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper was created in 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana as an after-dinner drink. It was named Grasshopper after its lovely green color. Its popular name is now found in chains like Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Dunkin Donuts.

But at home, we enjoy it as a “frozen cocktail.” And, this one is cocktail made with frozen yogurt, crème de menthe, and crème de cacao liqueurs. Then it is topped with whipped cream, crushed thin mint candies, and green sugar sprinkles.

If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this green-colored frozen cocktail is simple to make and scrumptious too! A sweet treat for a delicious after-dinner dessert! And if you like mint-flavored treats, don’t miss our Easy Peppermint Tiramisu and Mint Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies.

A tall glass filled with a milkshake made with ice cream, and topped with whipped cream and green mint candies.

A Frozen Grasshopper…

Traditionally, frozen grasshoppers are usually made with ice cream. But this one is made with frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt contains one-fourth of sugar, fat, calories, and even cholesterol. Plus, it contains zero saturated fat and zero trans fat, and double the amount of protein per serving.

“This frozen treat is already appealing, but there is something that makes it even more irresistible!”

A container of frozen yogurt, whipped cream and mint candies, and green sprinkles are on the table.

The liqueurs in this frozen cocktail…

This frozen grasshopper is made with 2 kinds of liqueurs, creme de menthe and creme de cacao. The crème de menthe is a very sweet minty-flavored liqueur and crème de cacao is a clear alcoholic, (chocolate bean) liqueur that is sweet-tasting with a hint of vanilla. Both are commonly used in local bars and restaurants and served as popular cocktail coffee drinks and martinis.

Tips and Notes: 

  • It’s important to note that crème de menthe and crème de cacao contain 50% alcohol by volume, which does not cook out. Therefore, this recipe is not suitable for children.
  • For a non-alcoholic version of Frozen Grasshopper, skip the mint and chocolate liqueurs.  You can substitute with 1/2 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk.
  • It is BEST to consume this frozen cocktail minutes after you make it. If you have any leftovers, you can pop them back into the freezer, and have them later.
  • It’s best to chill your stainless steel martini cocktail shaker for at least one hour before creating your frozen cocktails.

 

A milkshake topped whipped cream and mint candies with a stripe straw inside.

 

How to make this frozen cocktail?

You will need 6 ingredients for this frozen cocktail. Plus, some sprinkles to make them festive and pretty staws for serving.

Ingredients needed: (*full recipe card below!)

Directions to make it…

1.  Place the first 4 ingredients into a blender or a stainless steel martini cocktail shaker.

2.  Blend or shake until it’s well blended.  Pour into clear glasses.

3.  Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed Andes crème de menthe thins and green sprinkles as a garnish.  Add a straw and serve immediately. Yields: 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings.

Variations to make it…

  • You can use vanilla ice cream instead of frozen yogurt.
  • Sprinkle on top with mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.
  • If you prefer, make your own homemade whipped cream. It won’t melt as quickly as the commercial brands.

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Yield: 2 to 5 servings

Frozen Grasshopper

A tall glass filled with a milkshake made with ice cream, and topped with whipped cream and green mint candies.

Frozen Grasshopper is a green-colored minty milkshake topped with whipped cream and crushed thin mint candies. This frozen grasshopper is a frozen cocktail, spiked with a green mint-flavored liqueur. And, it's for adults only!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce green Creme de menthe liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce white Creme de cacao liqueur
  • 2 + 1/2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. of half-and-half
  • whipped cream, for topping
  • Andes Creme de Menthe Thins
  • sparkling sugar green sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place the first 4 ingredients into a blender or a stainless steel martini cocktail shaker.
  2. Blend or shake until it's well blended. Pour into clear glasses.
  3. Top with some whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed Andes crème de menthe thins. Garnish on top with a sprinkle of green sparkles. Pop a straw and serve immediately.
  4. Serves 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 8.4gCarbohydrates: 18.5gSugar: 9.2gProtein: 5.1g

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12 Comments

  1. I came across this looking at your cannoli dip! Not for St. Patrick’s day, but my husband loves anything minty and it’s his birthday next week. Thanks!

    1. I switched over to yogurt a few years ago when I noticed the considerable difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt. And the taste is delicious – cannot tell them apart. Hope you'll try this one! Have a great day !