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Makeover Frozen Grasshopper Torte

Who doesn’t love the frosty, refreshing combo of mint and chocolate? Even better when it comes in the form of an awesome ice cream dessert! This Taste of Home Test Kitchen makeover is just as good as the original. The crunch of the chocolate crust and creamy mint filling make a great pair. Although softer-set than the original, this dessert won’t stick around long enough to melt!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 pint reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops food coloring, optional
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish; press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Chill for 30 minutes. Spread ice cream over crust; freeze.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine marshmallow creme and milk; stir until well blended. Add extract and food coloring if desired. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon over ice cream and sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Freeze until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 189 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • lady_g
    Nov 28, 2012

    Was nervous about this recipe being too sweet, but it was the perfect thing to bring to a thanksgiving affair! It's diabetic friendly which is even better!! I'll definitely make this again!

  • Pinstripes
    Feb 10, 2012

    This was so pretty I just couldn't resist. However, the bottom layer didn't set at all, the crumbs didn't stick to each other and got everywhere. I'm not sure what would fix it, and I didn't want to add a ton more of butter. The taste was good though, and it's very easy to make.

  • pshupe
    Jun 13, 2011

    My mother-in-law made this torte for my daughter's 10th birthday. It was a huge hit with everyone! She said it was easy to prepare and we all agreed it was delicious. YUM!!!

  • Blinkygatto2
    May 30, 2011

    This frozen torte was a big hit at our family's Memorial Day cookout! It was a breeze to prepare. The minty flavor was very refreshing on a steamy, hot day making this just the right dessert! My husband has already requested that I make this again for his birthday next month, so it's a keeper recipe for sure!