Grasshopper Shakes Recipe
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Grasshopper Shakes Recipe

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Minty, chocolaty and cool, this spiked dessert drink makes a wonderful way to toast family and friends at holiday gatherings. A little shaved chocolate on top adds an extra-festive touch. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup green creme de menthe
  • 3/4 cup creme de cacao

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 425 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a blender, cover and process the ingredients in batches until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Grasshopper Shakes in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p52

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Made this for NYE party. It's so sweet people drank very small amounts so serve with 3-5 ounce cups."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"these are delicious! I used to make them years ago....."

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