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Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink: Indulge In Creamy Bliss

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It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with the perfect dessert drink? Enter “The Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink,” a timeless delight that will transport you back in time or captivate the millennials with its cool retro vibe.

Whether you serve it before dinner or as a dessert, this ice cream drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Join me as we dive into the world of The Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink and create lasting memories this holiday season.

The Grasshopper – A Nostalgic Classic

grasshopper ice cream drink

The Grasshopper ice cream drink has been around for ages, invoking nostalgia for those who remember their moms ordering it during childhood dinners.

For millennials, it’s a hip retro cocktail that adds a touch of vintage flair to any gathering. Its versatility makes it the perfect drink to enjoy at any time during your holiday festivities.

Indulging in Creaminess

If you’re going to indulge in a drink, why not go all out? Traditionally, The Grasshopper is made with ice cream, creating a rich and velvety texture that tantalizes the taste buds. However, for those seeking a lighter option, you can substitute the ice cream with two ounces of half and half. Mix it in a shaker instead of a blender and pour over ice. This alternative allows you to enjoy The Grasshopper as a refreshing treat anytime during your party.

Making Memories with The Grasshopper

A Drink for Special Occasions

The Grasshopper holds a special place in my heart, reminding me of the cherished memories with my father-in-law.

Every Christmas Eve, he would whip up this delightful drink for all the special women in his life, referring to us as his queens. It was a true honor to be part of that tradition, and The Grasshopper ice cream drink became a symbol of love and togetherness.

By serving this drink at your holiday meal, you can create your own wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Recipe and Preparation

Equipment You’ll Need

To create The Grasshopper ice cream drink, you’ll need a blender. This essential piece of equipment will help you achieve the smooth and creamy texture that makes this drink irresistible.

Gather the Ingredients

ingredients for grasshopper ice cream drink

To make The Grasshopper ice cream drink, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 oz Creme De Menthe (Green)
  • 1 oz Creme De Cacao (White)
  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 Ice Cubes
cacao & creme de mente liqueur

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Scoop the ice cream into the blender.
  2. Add a shot of Creme De Menthe to the blender.
  3. Follow with a shot of Creme De Cacao.
  4. Add the four ice cubes to the blender.
  5. Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy, which should take approximately 2 minutes.

Serving and Garnishing

grasshopper ice cream drink
  1. Pour the blended mixture into a cocktail glass.
  2. To garnish, squirt a dollop of whipped cream in the middle of the drink.
  3. Drizzle some Creme De Menthe on top of the whipped cream.
  4. Place an Andes Candy Chocolate Mint on the side of the glass or crush it and sprinkle it on top of the whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence.
grasshopper ice cream drink


With its creamy texture, nostalgic charm, and ability to create lasting memories, the Grasshopper ice cream drink is the ideal holiday cocktail.

Whether you’re enjoying it before dinner or as a dessert, this classic ice cream concoction will add a touch of elegance and nostalgia to your holiday festivities.

So, gather your loved ones, whip out your blender, and embark on a journey of indulgence and joy with The Grasshopper. Cheers to the holidays and the wonderful memories you’re about to create!

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Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink

JoAnne Nardella
Creamy and refreshing, the Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink is a delightful blend of minty Creme De Menthe, luscious Creme De Cacao, and velvety vanilla ice cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 Blender


  • 1 Oz Creme De Menthe Green
  • 1 Oz Creme De Cacao White
  • 2 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 Ice Cubes


  • 1 Squirt Whip Cream
  • 1 Drizzle Creme De Menthe
  • 1 Andes Candy Mint


  • Scoop Ice Cream into Blender
  • Add shot of Creme De Menthe
  • Add shot of Creme De Cacoa
  • Add four ice cubes
  • Blend until smooth and creamy – approximately 2 minutes
  • Pour into your cocktail glass


  • Squirt a dollap of whip cream in the middle
  • Add a drizzle of creme de menthe on top of the whip cream
  • Add an Andes Candy Chocolate Mint on the side or crush and sprinkle on top of the whip cream
Keyword grasshopper ice cream drink, Christmas dessert drink, christmas cocktail
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