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Frozen Grasshopper Pie

When I first started experimenting with cream pies, this seemed like the right recipe to create for a house of chocolate lovers. I guessed right. This is more of an adult New Year's Eve pie, but some have made it for Christmas dessert—served after the kids have gone to bed! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 22 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  • 2 tablespoons creme de cacao
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Maraschino cherries and additional whipped cream, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine marshmallows and milk; cook and stir over medium-low heat 12-14 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Stir in liqueurs and, if desired, extract.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold in marshmallow mixture. Transfer to crust. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. If desired, top with cherries and additional whipped cream just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece (calculated without toppings): 520 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • MichelleKTrapp
    Jan 20, 2018

    Easy & delish! I use 8 oz of lite cool whip in place of whipping cream. I shave some chocolate on top to make it look pretty!

  • Janadele
    Jan 23, 2016

    Nice dessert for winter and summer. Not if you are watching calories.

  • bbunkowske
    Dec 15, 2014

    I have made this for a summer dessert and it was very refreshing. The second time I made for a Christmas holiday party and substituted 12 oz softened Cream Cheese for the marshmallows and just mixed with about 1/4 cup milk. I then folded the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream (no melting and then cooling required) and spread into the cookie shell. I had rave reviews from guests as it made for a more creamier, richer texture.