Total Time

Prep/Cook Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
A grasshopper is the perfect dessert cocktail. It's creamy and rich with refreshing minty flavor, plus it has all the retro fun to help celebrate any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 ounces heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce creme de menthe


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the the cream, creme de cacao and creme de menthe. Cover and shake for 15-20 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Grasshopper Tips

How can you make a frozen grasshopper?

You can easily turn this cocktail into a milkshake! Simply swap out the heavy cream with vanilla ice cream, or even mint chip. Add the creme de cacao, creme de menthe, and a few scoops of the ice cream of your choice and give it a quick whirl in your blender.

What garnishes can you put on a grasshopper?

This drink can be topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and even some fresh mint leaves for a pop of color!

When can you serve this grasshopper recipe?

This is the perfect drink to keep in mind for your next dinner party menu. It’s festive for the holidays, or just a small gathering with friends and family. But that shouldn’t stop you from making it any time of the year—no matter the occasion! If you liked this grasshopper recipe, check out these other delicious boozy desserts for your next party.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 453 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.