My children all adore the combination of mint and chocolate. Bill…well, not so much. He won’t even taste anything with mint in it. Except for toothpaste. This is the sort of logic I have to deal with on a day to day basis. Like no cherries except for Cherry Koolaid. I think I married a 5 year-old in an adult’s body. But I digress… There is always a stash of Thin Mints in our basement freezer for the kids for those mint cravings…but once a year, I whip up this grasshopper pie.
I started making this frozen delight for our Fourth of July gathering about five years ago using my mom’s recipe. An Oreo crust is topped with a mixture of marshmallow creme, creme de menthe and whipped cream…then frozen. Easy, peasy. One neighbor, in particular, always gets an extra slice to take home. His wife, Sharon, is “helping” him diet by limiting her baking…so I got an email about a week before the holiday with his annual request. And he denies even liking desserts! Anyone who is that fond of one of my desserts gets a slice PLUS a bonus slice to take home.
- 24 Oreos, crushed (or Nabisco Famous Wafers plus 2 T sugar)
- ¼ c butter, melted
- ¼ c milk
- ¼ c creme de menthe
- 1 7-oz jar marshmallow creme
- 2 c heavy cream, whipped