If you like the classic combo of mint + chocolate, you will LOVE this no-bake, alcohol-free grasshopper pie recipe! Made with a simple Oreo cookie crust and an easy, minty, marshmallow-y filling, every bite of this pie is cool, creamy goodness.
Grasshopper Pie Recipe
Have you ever tried a Grasshopper cocktail? Traditionally, it’s a drink made with creme de menthe, creme de cacao and heavy cream, and is meant to be enjoyed after dinner (like an after-dinner mint, but with booze). This easy grasshopper pie is just like the classic cocktail, but there’s no alcohol (meaning the whole family can enjoy it, and you don’t have to make a special trip to the store to get two types of liqueur), and it’s dessert you can eat instead of drink! Here’s what you can expect from this delish pie:
- A super-simple, super-yummy crushed Oreo cookie pie crust
- A cool, creamy filling flavored with mint and marshmallows
- A dessert that tastes like ice cream and pie in one
- A new way to enjoy the mint + chocolate flavor combo
- A fun, no-bake recipe to store in your freezer all week for those late-night-snack cravings
- Try this Creamy Oreo Ice Cream Cake for another fun dessert
Best Ingredients for Grasshopper Pie
Now that I’ve thoroughly whet your whistle, here is what you’ll need to make this magical minty goodness at home:
- Oreo cookies (use the regular ones, not Double Stuf, Thins, etc.)
- Butter, to hold the crust together
- Milk, for the filling (use 2% or whole milk for best results)
- Marshmallows, to make a sweet and creamy filling
- Peppermint extract (be sure to use peppermint extract for this recipe, not mint extract or any other kind! I found peppermint extract near the vanilla extract at my grocery store)
- Vanilla extract, for flavor
- Green gel food dye, to give the pie its iconic green hue
- Heavy cream, to make a creamy filling
- More whipped cream, chopped Andes mints, and chopped Oreo cookies, for topping
And now, we are ready to bake! Er, cook and freeze. You get it.
How to Make a No-Bake, Alcohol-Free Grasshopper Pie
Ready to get some pep in your step with this pepperminty pie? I’ll stop now. Let’s discuss how to make grasshopper pie with no baking and no alcohol and all the deliciousness (remember to scroll all the way down for the full recipe + instructions!):
- Step One: Prep the crust. Combine crushed Oreo cookies and butter, then press the mixture firmly into the bottom of your pie plate. Freeze while you make the filling.
- Step Two: Make the filling. Heat milk and marshmallows on the stove until the mallows are melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. Once cool to the touch, transfer the saucepan to the fridge to chill the mixture slightly (this ensures that no residual heat will accidentally melt your whipped cream when you go to fold it in).
- Step Three: Add the flavors + color. Whisk peppermint extract, vanilla extract and green food dye (if using) to the marshmallow mixture.
- Step Four: Add the whipped cream. Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then gently fold into the marshmallow mixture until just combined. The filling should be light, fluffy and creamy.
- Step Five: Assemble and freeze. Pour and spread the filling into the pie crust, then cover and freeze for another 3+ hours to set the filling. Once set, you can top the pie with more whipped cream and chopped Andes mints/Oreo cookies just before serving.
Can I Freeze Grasshopper Pie Ahead of Time?
Yes! While a fully assembled pie with the toppings should be enjoyed within 1 week, if you leave off the toppings and wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap and foil, it will keep frozen for up to 3 months.
How Do I Make Grasshopper Pie with Alcohol?
If you’re more interested in the boozy version of this pie, you can swap the peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the recipe for 1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur and 2 tablespoons creme de cacao liqueur. Note that the texture and flavor of the filling will vary.
Let us all now go forth and prep this perfectly pepperminty pie (before I present to you any more alliteration, ahem).
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Minty, chocolaty, and so delicious! This easy grasshopper pie recipe is alcohol-free with the same cool, refreshing, creamy filling you love + a no-bake Oreo crust. Perfect for any time of year and any occasion.
For the crust:
- 25 Oreo cookies
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
- 3/4 cup milk
- 24 standard-size marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Green gel food dye (optional)
- 1 cup heavy cream
For the topping:
- Whipped cream or whipped topping
- Chopped Andes mints and/or chopped Oreo cookies
- First, make the crust: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies to a very fine crumb. Transfer cookies to a medium bowl; add melted butter and stir until mixture is well-combined. Press the mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate (use the bottom of a dry measuring cup to press the crust down as much as possible). Transfer pie plate to the freezer to chill the crust while you make the filling.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a very gentle simmer. Add marshmallows; stir until just melted. Remove from heat; set saucepan aside to cool to room temperature, then transfer saucepan to the fridge until the mixture is fully cool, even slightly chilled.
- Remove saucepan from the fridge; whisk in peppermint extract and vanilla extract until combined, then whisk in 1 to 2 drops green food dye, if using. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl using an electric hand mixer, beat heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gently fold whipped cream into marshmallow mixture until just combined.
- Spoon and spread filling into chilled and set Oreo crust. Cover pie plate with plastic wrap and return to the freezer. Chill pie for at least 3 hours.
- Just before serving, top with more whipped cream and chopped Andes mints/Oreo cookies. Serve chilled. Store leftover pie, covered, in the freezer for up to 1 week.
- Filling recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.
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