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Frozen Grasshopper Torte Recipe

Frozen Grasshopper Torte Recipe

I first made this minty cool torte for a ladies' meeting at our church. I’m still making it, and the compliments keep coming. —Elma Penner, Oak Bluff, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 cups crushed Oreo cookies (about 40 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened if necessary
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine crushed cookies and melted butter; toss until coated. Reserve 1/4 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a 9-in. springform pan or 13x9-in. dish. Freeze 10 minutes. Spread ice cream over crust. Freeze, covered, until firm.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. In a large bowl, mix marshmallow creme, milk, extract and, if desired, food coloring until blended. Fold in whipped cream.
  • 3. Spread over ice cream. Sprinkle with reserved cookie mixture. Freeze, covered, until firm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 385 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 245619
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"This dessert was good, and everyone enjoyed it. However, I wouldn't say that it was great. I thought it needed more peppermint flavor."

chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 217795
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015 Edited Nov. 28, 2015

"very tasty and not too complicated. I did the 1/2 tsp of peppermint."

spiceygas User ID: 3317044 217737
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"Great recipe. The crust will seem like it's lacking butter, but that's intentional because once it's frozen, too much butter makes it difficult to cut."

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 213930
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"I halved the cookie crust, used very good ice cream, did the nezt layer as said and smashed a candy cane for the garnish, Christmas time so pretty. It was lovely. One thing l,love about this recipe is it's delicious and you can make ahead and have ready. Oh l made it in my new TOH springform pan, love it too. A winner. Janet"

amk4985 User ID: 5118881 45486
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013


Wills2savemyrecipes User ID: 6768442 20708
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"This was wonderful! I'm not even the biggest fan of mint desserts but will definitely make this again. I used 25 mint cream oreos and 15 regular. I took 12 of the mint creams off of the cookies and froze them on wax paper. After the whole thing was set, I took off the sides of the spingform pan and stuck on the cream circles around the outside. I put it back in the freezer for about 2 hours and it looked as good as it tasted!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 45484
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013 Edited Mar. 7, 2016

"I make this every year for a fundraiser and it gets rave reviews! It's cool and minty and just plain delicious! Here is how I do it: I prepare it in a 9x13 pan, and use 1 package of mint oreos for the crust. Just smash them up--(you don't need to separate them). It makes a perfect crust. I like a definite "mint" taste so I use 1 tsp of peppermint extract (instead of 1/2 tsp). I also add 5 drops of green food coloring for a nice green color. Last up, I skip the heavy whipping cream, and just use extra creamy cool-whip instead. Voila! My tweaks make this recipe easier and it's just as delicious!"

aggieamy User ID: 5979505 41351
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"I made this for a birthday, and it was a huge hit! Just don't let the ice cream soften too much, because it won't firm up. I'm going to make this for a baby shower this weekend."

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