This Easy Mini Grasshopper Pie Recipe is one that anyone can make. It’s such a simple and easy dessert that hardly takes any effort and best of all, this is a Grasshopper pie without alcohol so even the kids can eat it!
This simple frozen grasshopper pie is one that we can enjoy all year round. While It would be great around St. Patricks day (because of the color) it’s great anytime you want a little minty ice cream and chocolate.
Making Grasshopper Pie With Ice Cream
I have tried a lot of Grasshopper pies with cool whip and Oreo cookie crusts, but I just love the pure simplicity of this recipe. With just 4 ingredients, I can have all of the Grasshopper pie with ice cream that I could ever want.
What Is Grasshopper Pie Traditionally Made With?
Technically, grasshopper pie is known for being an alcohol dessert made using a Creme de Menthe and marshmallow filling. We make this one a little differently so it’s completely pregnancy and child friendly!
How Much Pie Does This Recipe Make?
With this one recipe you can make an entire 9x13in pan, or if you want to cut the pie recipe in half, you can make 1 regular shelled pie and a dozen mini ones. You make the mini ones by using a muffin pan or a mini cheesecake pan like this one.
Easy Grasshopper Pie Ingredients
-1 pkg. Oreo cookies
-3 Tbsp. melted butter
-8 oz container thawed whipped topping
-1/2-1 gallon Mint ice cream
How to Make Grasshopper Pie
Crush 25 of the Oreo cookies. I used a blender, but you can place the cookies in a zip-lock bag and smash them with a hammer also. (I once knew a woman who would crush cookies by placing them in a zip-lock bag and then drive over them with her car…as long as the cookies get smashed, you can choose whatever method you want!)
Melt the butter and then combine it with the Oreo crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom of your pan to form a crust.
In a separate bowl, mix the ice cream with the whipped topping. I let my ice cream sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes before mixing – it is much easier if the ice cream is partially thawed. I used about 3/4 of the half gallon (since we ate a little bit the night before!), but you can use a little more or less.
Scoop the mixture into the pan, covering the crust and then freeze until ready to serve.
I broke up the remaining Oreo cookies by hand to get bigger pieces to sprinkle on the top. I like to top mine with caramel and whipped cream.
Easy Grasshopper Pie
- 1 pkg Oreo Cookies
- 3 tbsp Melted Butter
- 8 oz Container Whipped Topping thawed
- 1/2 -1 Gal Mint Ice Cream
- Crush 25 of the Oreo cookies. I used a blender, but you can place the cookies in a zip-lock bag and smash them with a hammer also.
- Melt the butter and combine with the Oreo crumbs. Press crumbs into the bottom of your pan to form crust.
- In a separate bowl, mix the ice cream with the whipped topping. I let my ice cream sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes before mixing - it is much easier if the ice cream is partially thawed.
- Scoop the mixture into the pan, covering the crust and then freeze until ready to serve.
- I broke up the remaining Oreo cookies by hand to get bigger pieces to sprinkle on the top. I like to top mine with caramel and whipped cream - enjoy!
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Can I Make This Recipe Vegan?
If you can find a vegan version of mint chocolate ice cream and grab a container of coconut milk whipped topping, then it shouldn’t be hard to turn this easy grasshopper pie into a vegan friendly recipe. Just make sure you use plant based butter as well! *Oreos are naturally vegan.
Is This Recipe Gluten Free?
Unfortunately, as the recipe is currently, it is not gluten free. Oreos are filled with gluten, so in order to make this recipe gluten free, you will need to use a gluten free chocolate cookie to use as the crust.
If You Liked This Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie, Here’s Some Other Delicious Ice Cream Desserts You Should Try!
- Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- Snow Ice Cream
- Quick Strawberry Ice Cream
- Raspberry Ice Cream Pie
- Peach Ice Cream
- Dirty Dr Pepper Cherry Ice Cream Float
- Layered Pumpkin Ice Cream Dessert
- Rice Krispie Ice Cream Cones
- Homemade Raspberry Jam Ice Cream (Dairy Free)
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Miss Kim says
OMG I used to make something similar to this at a country club I used to work at (but used pie pans instead of muffin tins). I love mint chocolate chip ice cream too! The Oreo cookie crust is the best part. Personally, I don’t really like caramel with the flavor though. I prefer chocolate sauce. These are so easy to make, look and taste superyum!
Wow yum, these sound amazing!
Jenny Melrose says
O my goodness, that just looks amazing! Your photos are gorgeous too! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.
Rebecca @ Herons Crafts says
I have never heard of grasshopper pie but my goodness these look amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
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Your presentation is so amazing. Love it.
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Marlys Folly says
these sound wonderful… Now I wish I had some mint chocolate chip ice cream.. I used the last of it form my mint chocolate coffee shakes. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.
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Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
These look awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.
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Um, Yum! I've got to try this recipe. 🙂
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Elizabeth Waterson says
Simple is sometimes better! These look super cute individual as well!! 🙂
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Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoy the blog – we have lots of fun with it too! I found your link party and joined in – thanks for the invite!
Curious…does this just pop out of the mini pie pans when you flip it over? or is it a struggle to get them out? Just wondering. This looks divine and I can't wait to try it!
This pan (mini cheesecake pan) has removable bottoms so you could push the pies up from underneath. I'm not sure if they would just slide out of a regular pan. If I were to make this in a muffin tin, I would probably use paper liners to be safe! I have made this dessert many times in a 9X13 too and then you can just cut it into squares.
Cranberry Morning says
Thank you! I wish there were one of those sitting in front of me right now. 🙂 I'm pinning this – looks delicious – and cute!
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Julia Kendrick says
These look great and your tutorial is so easy to follow! Thanks and I pinned them for later because I am definitely making these! Julia @ http://www.juliakendrick.com