Frozen Grasshopper Pie with an Oreo Crust

A dessert twist on the classic mint after dinner drink, this frozen Grasshopper Pie is one of our traditional 4th of July desserts. My family would revolt if I skipped this winner!Grasshopper Pie | Mint lovers will swoon with every bite of this frozen dessert!

Mint: Are You a Fan?

My children all adore the combination of mint and chocolate. Bill? Well, not so much.  He won’t even taste anything with mint in it. Except for toothpaste. This is the sort of logic I have to deal with on a day to day basis. Like no cherries except for Cherry Koolaid. I think I married a 5-year-old in an adult’s body. But I digress. There is always a stash of Thin Mints in our basement freezer for the kids for those mint cravings…but once a year, I whip up this grasshopper pie.Grasshopper Pie | Mint lovers will swoon with every bite of this frozen dessert!

Grasshopper Pie

I started making this frozen delight for our Fourth of July gathering about five years ago using my mom’s recipe. An Oreo crust is topped with a mixture of marshmallow creme, creme de menthe and whipped cream and then frozen. Easy, peasy. One neighbor, in particular, always gets an extra slice to take home. His wife, Sharon, is “helping” him diet by limiting her baking, and I got an email about a week before the holiday with his annual request for this grasshopper pie. And he denies even liking desserts! Anyone who is that fond of one of my desserts gets a huge slice PLUS a doggy bag for a midnight snack.Grasshopper Pie | Mint lovers will swoon with every bite of this frozen dessert!

Grasshopper Pie

Serves 10-12 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

This frozen minty grasshopper pie will delight mint fans of all ages!


  • 24 Oreos, crushed (or Nabisco Famous Wafers plus 2 T sugar)
  • 1/4 c butter, melted
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/4 c creme de menthe
  • 1 7-oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 c heavy cream, whipped


  1. Place cookies in food processor and pulse till crumbs form. Combine crumbs and butter. Press into 9-inch springform pan, over bottom and partially up sides of pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, gradually add milk and creme de menthe to marshmallow cream, whisking until blended (or use hand mixer). Fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust. Freeze.

Yield: 10-12 servings

    Total Time: 8 hours including freezing time


      Recipe Notes

      Recipe from my mom’s recipe cards
      Total time does not include freezing time.
      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 349kcal Calories from fat 173
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 19g 29%
      Saturated Fat 10g 50%
      Transfat 0g
      Cholesterol 46mg 15%
      Sodium 140mg 6%
      Carbohydrate 40g 13%
      Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
      Sugars 27g
      Protein 3g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      Grasshopper Pie | Mint lovers will swoon with every bite of this frozen dessert!


      1. Liz…..your pie looks great. This use to be one of my favourites before but haven’t made it in a while. the reason is that when my daughter was lil’ she thought that that pie was really made form grasshoppers and would cry when she saw it… I kind of stopped making it. Thanks for the ‘blast from the past’.

      2. Aw, sweet story! You’re going to have to try it again!

      3. Yes, this is definitely something I’m going to make. I know everyone will love it. Of course, I’ll only be able to have a small bite if I want to keep fitting into my bathing suit! It’s the heavy cream… hmmm, I wonder if I could substitute something else instead? 😉

      4. Well, you know how I feel re marshmallow (wrinkling my nose here), but it IS beautifully plated and styled. 🙂

        Nabisco’s chocolate wafers are so hard to find, so the idea to use Oreos is genius.

        Your guests are so lucky to have you cooking for them.

      5. BonnieBanters says:

        Maybe this is the pie I need to take to our 4th!

      6. Looks refreshing and delicious!

      7. Love, Love, LOVE grasshopper pie. I get it at Christmas at my in=laws house. I should really learn to make it so I can have it more than once a year!

      8. Lin Ann says:

        Don’t you just love cooking from your mom’s recipe cards! Grasshopper pie has always been one of my favorites. I haven’t made it for my family yet. I hope they love it too when I do. Beautiful photo – and also the professional one of you I just saw!!!

      9. The name is a fun one. I have never eaten a Grasshopper pie. Went through the recipe, so it doesn’t have any mint leaves but for the mint cream right? Looks really tasty.

      10. My gosh, that couldn’t be more simple and I love the green colour. Mint and chocolate are winners together for me too. Lucky neighbour!

      11. Hmm…this looks so very tempting. Got to try this one of this day. Thanks for sharing it.
        Blessings, Kristy

      12. This looks SO good – LOVE the color!

      13. My mother’s recipe calls for 1/4 c creme de cacao in addition to the mint. It really is a great addition!!

      14. Lovely cake. Thanks for the recipe. Easy to do. Good job 🙂

      15. Can you make this ahead and freeze?


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