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Ice Cream Bucket Grasshopper

Ice Cream Bucket Grasshopper

Spend more time with your guests by pre-making a batch of this minty drink. This ice cream bucket grasshopper drink is my most requested recipe after hosting a party.

Not the Traditional Way to Make a Grasshopper but It Tastes the Same

Keep in mind that it is not the traditional way most people think of making grasshoppers…just MY way. Like I mentioned, over the years during my holiday parties countless party go-ers have requested the recipe.  So, I did something right.

Difficulty: Easy


Gallon vanilla Ice Cream
2 8oz Cool Whip
1 oz Green Creme de Mint (starting point)
1 oz White Creme de Cocoa (starting point)


In a mixmaster bowl or regular mixing bowl, measure out the creme de cocoa and creme de mint. Add the entire gallon of vanilla ice cream and the 2 cool whip.

Mix all ingredients until fully blended and you reach a nice green minty color.  You can add a tiny bit of green food coloring too – if you want the real green color.

It is important to keep taste testing and adding in equal amounts of creme de mint and creme de cocoa until you reach the desired taste you would like.  Each of us has of own desired point we like to stop at.  Remember the above is just the starting point.  I have had people tell me that they taste just fine at the starting point – for me, that is to weak.

Spoon the mixture back into the gallon ice cream container, minus another taste test for yourself of course.

Place the ice cream bucket into a freezer. It is best to make this grasshopper mix for at least 2 days so the ice cream mixture can set back up.

To Serve:

Just place the amount of the grasshopper mix desired in a glass. Add a half a straw to complete the drink, both as a stir stick, and for sipping.

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  • gokkasten
    December 8, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Hi, we just had our first Christmas party at a friends home on Dec. 3rd. The hostess made this grasshopper drink off your website. I can’t tell you how many compliments she received. The guests were impressed she didn’t have to pull out a blender to make them. I am dropping by to grab the recipe and make a batch up for entertaining too. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Brant Vannorsdell
    December 9, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    It’s great to see a person with some authentic ideas and someone with a little originality. Thank you for starting this site and bringing something new to the web! I love all your recipes and tutorials.

  • Carroll B. Merriman
    December 17, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. Yummy! Bring on the holiday season.

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