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Frozen Grasshopper

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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.  Making this frozen treat even more appealing!

Frozen Grasshopper by 2sistersrecipes.com

If you are planning to have friends over to Celebrate 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.

Frozen grasshopper by 2sistersrecips.com

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.

 

 Frozen Grasshopper by 2sistersrecipes.com

And 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!

Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!

Cheers!

Italian Lemon Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Frozen Grasshopper

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 garnish.  Add a straw and serve immediately.

Serves 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings

 

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Frozen Grasshopper
Recipe type: Frozen Cocktail For St. Patrick's Day
Prep time: 
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Serves: 2 to 5
 
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 that is spiked with a green mint flavored liqueur. And, it's for adults only!
Ingredients
  • ¾ ounce green Creme de menthe
  • ¾ ounce white Creme de cacao
  • 2 + ½ 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 whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed Andes creme de menthe thins and green sprinkles as garnish. Add a straw and serve immediately.
  4. Serves 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings

Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    March 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    What a great treat for St. Patrick's Day. You've covered drinks and dessert in one – love it! Beautiful color too. Thanks ladies!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you Tricia for stopping by! And a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family
      tomorrow! Cheers!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    What a delicious concoction and I had never heard that about using frozen yogurt, so thank you!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      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 !

  • Reply
    Cheri Savory Spoon
    March 17, 2017 at 12:34 am

    When we go out for "ice cream" I normally get the frozen yogurt so good, just like this drink. Gorgeous color.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 17, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Me too! I prefer frozen yogurt all the time- and in th drink it's delicious! Hope you'll try it Cheri!
      Xo

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    handmade by amalia
    March 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Oh, yum.
    Amalia
    xo

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 19, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks Amalia – it really is yummy! Hope you had a fun St. Patty’s Day!

  • Reply
    sherry
    March 22, 2019 at 2:36 am

    oh yum this sounds very delicious!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Thank you Sherry! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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