Grasshopper Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Oct. 08, 2023
I only need six ingredients to whip up this fluffy and refreshing grasshopper pie. I usually make two of the minty treats for our family, since we're never satisfied with just one slice. —LouCinda Zacharias, Spooner, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 drops green food coloring
  • 24 chocolate-covered mint cookies, divided
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in the food coloring. Coarsely crush 16 cookies; stir into the cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into the crust. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining cookies.
Grasshopper Pie Tips

Can you use different types of crusts to make grasshopper pie?

Grasshopper pie is a no-bake pie typically made with a chocolate crumb crust. You can buy a store-bought pie crust or make a homemade version by combining ground chocolate crumb wafers with sugar and butter. For a fun twist, make a similar pie crust with graham crackers or other types of cookies, like Oreo pie crust.

How else can you make grasshopper pie?

There are several variations to grasshopper pie. Grasshopper desserts are based on the retro grasshopper cocktail made with creme de menthe, creme de cacao and heavy whipping cream. You could incorporate those liqueurs into the pie filling, or add a little mint extract to give the pie a minty boost.

How should you store grasshopper pie?

Grasshopper pie needs about 12 hours in the freezer to firm up. After that, cover the pie with a pie lid or a sheet of aluminum foil to keep it from picking up off flavors from the freezer. Use it within a week to prevent freezer burn.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 357 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.