Undeniably Awesome Grasshopper Drink With Ice Cream Recipes

Minty grasshopper drink recipe
If you're hosting a party tonight and require drinks that you've never tried before, the grasshopper drink with ice cream can do the trick. Read this post to find a variety of recipes that will make this cocktail worth tasting...
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Grasshopper cocktails are delectable, minty-flavored beverages that are usually served after dinners. The drink was named so because of its color; thanks to green crème de menthe. Ever since the drink originated in a bar from New Orleans, Louisiana, it has gained popularity across the world.

If you are keen on preparing this cocktail at home, the following grasshopper drink recipes will help you out.
Traditional Recipe
Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktail
Grasshopper Drink with Ice Cream
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Vanilla ice cream, 4 scoops
♦ Mint sprigs, garnish
In a blender, first add 4 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
Variations of Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktail
The original recipe for grasshopper drink consists equal parts of crème de mente and white crème de cacao along with fresh cream. The ingredients are added into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and strained in chilled cocktail glasses. Even though we are making these drinks with ice cream, instead of cream or even milk, that doesn't mean we can't alter the recipe. Apart from the recipe provided above, here are some variations of the drink.
... with Vodka
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Vodka, 1 fl. oz.
♦ Mint-basil chip ice cream, 2 scoops
♦ Heavy cream, 1 tbsp.
♦ Mint sprigs, garnish
In a blender, first add 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs, vodka, and heavy cream, and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
... with Tequila
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Tequila, 1 fl. oz.
♦ Vanilla ice cream, 2 scoops
♦ Chocolate shavings, garnish
In a blender, first add 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs and tequila, and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve immediately.
... with Ice
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Vanilla ice cream, 2 scoops
♦ Ice cubes, 5 - 6
♦ Mint sprigs, garnish
In a blender, first add 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs with ice cubes, and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
... with Cinnamon Schnapps
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Cinnamon schnapps, 1 fl. oz.
♦ Vanilla ice cream, 2 scoops
♦ Mint sprigs, garnish
In a blender, first add 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs and schnapps, and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
... with Irish Whiskey
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 2 drinks

Ingredients

♦ Crème de menthe, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Crème de cacao, white, 1½ fl. oz.
♦ Irish whiskey, 1 fl. oz.
♦ Vanilla ice cream, 2 scoops
♦ Mint sprigs, garnish
In a blender, first add 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom. Then, pour in both liqueurs and whiskey, and cover the blender. Turn it on and let the ingredients combine properly. Once the mixture reaches a thick consistency, turn off the blender and pour the drink into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
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Whether you are celebrating for a particular reason/event and have guests over or you're hanging out family and friends, this cocktail can be the beverage to end it with a big bang. Once you've understood what are the main ingredients in this drink and which flavors you'd like to infuse together, you can add your own innovative ideas to the above mentioned recipes and create your own signature drink!