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Frozen Grasshopper Torte

 Frozen Grasshopper Torte
I first made this tasty torte for a ladies' meeting at our church, and it went over very well. I've made it often since then and have received many compliments from young and old alike.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies (about 40)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Few drops green food coloring
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  • Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Set aside 1/4 cup for garnish;
  • press remaining crumbs onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan,
  • two 9-in. pie plates or a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Spread ice cream over crust. Freeze.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine milk and marshmallow creme; stir
  • until well blended. Add extract and food coloring. Fold in whipped
  • cream. Spoon over ice cream and sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  • Freeze until firm. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 385 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.