January 08, 2014

Grasshopper {ice cream cocktail}

Wisconsin is known for supper clubs and there's no better way to end a meal at a supper club then with an ice cream cocktail.  This recipe comes from Greenwood Supper Club in Fish Creek, Wisconsin via a Saveur article on ice cream cocktails.

According to a recent BlogHer article, I shouldn't be using striped straws anymore :)  If you're a blogger and haven't yet read "10 Food Blog Trends That Should Stop," it's totally worth a read.


If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you'll love this drink.  If you're not a fan of minty drinks, try a pink squirrel instead which is made with an almond-flavored liqueur called crème de noya. 

In order to make a green grasshopper, be sure to buy green crème de menthe.  We mistakenly bought a clear version, so I used food coloring to make it green.  With St. Patrick's Day coming up, a grasshopper could also be served as a boozy shamrock shake.


If you're more interested in having a cocktail than dessert, you can add 3 oz of whole milk in place of the ice cream and make it in a cocktail shaker.  That's the Big Bang Theory version of this drink that allows Raj to talk to women.

Grasshopper

Ingredients (1 cocktail)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 oz green crème de menthe
  • 1 oz clear crème de cacao
  • whipped cream, for garnish
Instructions
  • Puree ice cream, the crème de cacao and half of the crème de menthe in a blender.  Pour into a cocktail glass.  Top with whipped cream and drizzle remaining crème de menthe over the top.  Serve immediately.
Recipe Source: Saveur - Jan/Feb 2014
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6 comments:

  1. Ooh, I don't believe I have ever had an ice cream cocktail. It sounds delicious, but I can't think of cold drinks right now like you can. :)

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    1. I actually just had my first grasshopper this past year at MJ Stevens (near West Bend) which definitely has the feel of a Wisconsin supper club. I love the combination of an after-dinner drink and dessert in one :)

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  2. This looks so so good! I've haven't done much with boozy ice cream drinks, but I'm thinking that needs to change : )

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  3. Booze and ice cream are two of my favorite things. ;)

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  4. I haven't had an ice cream drink in years--the banana banshee used to be my favorite.

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