Frozen Grasshopper ~ is a delicious minty milkshake, this one is spiked with a green mint flavored liqueur. Every year we try to make a special treat to celebrate St. Patrick's Day even though we're not Irish, it's a perfect excuse to have a celebration.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a green colored frozen treat! This frozen drink is made with frozen yogurt, creme de menthe, creme de cacao liqueurs and topped with whipped cream, crushed thin mint candies and sugar sprinkles. Yum! The only thing you'll need is a straw.
Frozen treats like these frozen grasshoppers are usually made with ice cream. But I opt for frozen yogurt instead, simply because frozen yogurt contains one-fourth the amount of sugar, fat, calories and even cholesterol. You'll also notice it has 0 saturated fat, 0 trans fat, and double the amount of protein per serving.
I think you'll agree when I say, frozen yogurt is a much better choice when making frozen treats or milk shakes like these. But that doesn't mean I'll be giving up ice cream - hell no!
Creme de menthe is a very sweet minty flavored liqueur and Creme de cacao is a clear alcoholic, (chocolate bean) liqueur that is sweet tasting also with a hint of vanilla. Both are commonly used in local bars and restaurants and served in popular cocktail coffee drinks and martinis. You can find both liqueurs at your local liquor store.
So if you are planning a St.Patrick's celebration with or without friends, this is a sweet way to treat yourself to a delicious after-dinner dessert!
You'll have to remember these frozen grasshoppers are for adults only.
Also, try our Italian Lemon Cookies for St. Patrick's Day!
Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day this weekend and Cheers!
- 3/4 ounce green Creme de menthe
- 3/4 ounce white Creme de cacao
- 2 + 1/2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. of half-and-half
- whipped cream, for topping
- Andes Creme de Menthe Thins
- sparkling sugar green sprinkles
Place the first 4 ingredients into a blender or a stainless steel martini cocktail shaker.
Blend or shake until it's well blended. Pour into clear glasses.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed Andes creme de menthe thins and green sprinkles as garnish. Add a straw and serve immediately.
Serves 2, or 5 (1/2 cup) servings
Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.