Friday, March 23, 2012

Creme de Menthe Grasshopper Pie

This is the dessert that I made for St. Patrick's day.  Since the weather has been so warm here lately I just have summer on my mind and what a great pie for summer this is!  So cold, tasty and delicious! Certainly not a dessert for just St. Patrick's day.  This is one pie that I've always had in the back of my mind to make and finally have gotten around to it.  I have to say that with buying the booze for this it can become costly.  I don't normally have Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao around the house and I now have 2 large bottles sitting here.  I am going to have to find ways to incorporate them into other recipes. I don't think that will be a problem though.  My husband picked up a large container of vanilla ice cream earlier in the week and has really enjoyed having it with some creme de menthe over the top.  Me? I don't really drink alcohol much but I have to tell you that this is good and can be addicting.  It doesn't hurt either if you love anything with mint like I do!

This recipes comes Simply Recipes

20 chocolate sandwich cookies
5 tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup hot milk
24 large marshmallows
3 tablespoons creme de  menthe
2 tablespoons creme de cacao
1 cup whipping creme, whipped
2 drops green food dye (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  In a bowl (I used a food processor) mix crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and butter.  Pat into bottom and sides of 10 inch pie dish. (I used 9 inch pie dish).  Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool completely.  Once cooled, place in freezer to chill.
In medium saucepan , melt the marshmallows in milk over medium heat.  Remove from heat and cool.  Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao and mix well.  Add a drop or two of green food dye if desired.  Fold in whipped cream.  Pour into chilled pie shell.  Freeze for 3 to 4 hours.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.



7 comments:

Joanne said...

I'm such a sucker for all things mint chocolate, and therefore all things grasshopper! This looks amazing and so refreshing for summer!

Anonymous said...

I love creme de menthe anything! When I was a kid the local little burger place always had creme de menthe malts on their menu in the summer. I ALWAYS looked forward to that. This pie looks wonderful.. I would not be able to stop myself from eating the whole pie!

Jenn said...

By the way.. that anonymous is me, Jenn at Jenn's Food Journey. Don't know why it's coming up like that!

StephenC said...

I'm not generally a dessert person, but this cold creamy thing is right up my alley. I'm going to add you to my watch list. If you have a mind to do so, check me out at http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Your dessert really looks amazing and I love mint. This one has my name on it :-) I really will have to give this a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Blond Duck said...

That's the one pie I've never tried!

teresa said...

i must make this! i love creme de menthe anything!