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Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Dessert with Oreo Crust and Hot Fudge (Grasshopper dessert)

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This grasshopper dessert recipe just screams summertime!  You can never go wrong with ice cream, right?

 

Well, this grasshopper dessert is one that I first tried when we had a party for one of my college roommates who was getting married.  It is cold and delicious.  It makes a great summer dessert.  Every bite is a party in your mouth!  It is an amazing combination of mint ice cream, hot fudge, and a crunchy Oreo crust.  I have never met anyone who did not like this dessert!  Since it is green minty, it also makes an amazing Christmas recipe!

 

Grasshopper Dessert

 

grasshopper dessert

 

Ingredients:

1 package of Oreo cookies

1 jar hot fudge

1 eight oz. tub of Cool Whip

1/2 gallon of chocolate chip mint ice cream

 

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Directions:

Open and soften the ice cream and Cool Whip.  Set aside.

 

chocolate chip mint ice cream dessert

 

While the ice cream and Cool Whip are softening, put 2 1/2 rows of the Oreos in a gallon size freezer bag.  Press out the air and seal it.

Once it is sealed, crush the cookies.  I usually whack them with the back of my ice cream scoop, but you can use whatever tool you like.  Once the cookies are crushed, pour them into a 9 x 13 baking dish and spread them around to make the crust.  Set aside.

 

oreo cookie crust

 

Once the ice cream and cool whip are somewhat softened, mix them together well.

 

grasshopper dessert

 

Once this is finished, you can spread the first layer of the ice cream mixture on top of the cookie crumbs.  I find that the easiest way to do that is to drop tablespoons of the mixture all over the crumbs and then very gently mash them down with the back of the tablespoon and spread it around.  If you don’t do this carefully, you will move your crust around.

 

grasshopper dessert

 

Once the ice cream layer is spread around to cover the whole crust, put it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm up.

Once the ice cream layer has firmed up, take it out of the freezer.

Remove the lid from the hot fudge jar.  Put the glass hot fudge bottle into the microwave and heat it for 45 seconds.  This will soften it up enough to spread it easily.  Take it out of the microwave and stir.

Next, place dollops of hot fudge all across the top of the ice cream layer and spread it around (the back of a spoon works well for this). 

 

grasshopper dessert

 

Return the dessert to the freezer to cool and solidify the hot fudge layer.

Next spread on another layer of the ice cream mixture.

Finally, put a light sprinkling of Oreo cookie crumbs on top for garnish (about 3-4 cookies, crushed).  Freeze for several hours.

 

grasshopper dessert with oreo crust and hot fudge

 

Once it is frozen solid, it is ready to serve.  You may want to take it out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you plan to serve it so that it can soften slightly, making it easier to slice.

 

grasshopper dessert

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Dessert with Oreo Crust and Hot Fudge (Grasshopper dessert)

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

This grasshopper dessert is cold, minty, and delicious! It makes the perfect summer treat or an easy Christmas dessert! The chocolate chip mint ice cream, crushed Oreos, whipped topping, and hot fudge create a burst of flavors in your mouth! Your family will love it!

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Oreo cookies
  • 1 jar hot fudge
  • 1 eight oz. tub of Cool Whip
  • 1/2 gallon of chocolate chip mint ice cream

Instructions

  1. Soften the ice cream and Cool Whip.  Set aside.
  2. While the ice cream and Cool Whip are softening, place 2 1/2 rows of the Oreos in a gallon size freezer bag.  Press out the air, then seal it.
  3. Once sealed, crush the cookies.  I usually whack them with the back of my ice cream scoop or meat tenderizer, but you can use whatever tool you have handy.  Once the cookies are crushed, spread them into a 9 x 13 baking dish for the crust.  Set the crust aside.
  4. Once the ice cream and cool whip are softened, mix them together well with a large spoon.
  5. Next spread the first layer of the ice cream mixture on top of the cookie crumb crust.  I find that the easiest way to do that is to drop tablespoons of the ice cream mixture all over the crumbs and then very gently mash them down with the back of a tablespoon and spread it around. Take your time.  If you don’t do this carefully, you will move the crust around.
  6. After the ice cream layer is spread around to cover the crust, put the dessert in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up.
  7. Once the ice cream layer is firm (2-3 hours), take it out of the freezer.
  8. Remove the lid from the hot fudge jar.  Put the glass hot fudge bottle into the microwave and heat it for 45 seconds to soften it up enough to spread it easily.  Take the hot fudge out of the microwave and stir it.
  9. Place dollops of hot fudge across the top of the frozen ice cream layer and spread it around (the back of a spoon works well for this). 
  10. Return the dessert to the freezer to chill the hot fudge layer.
  11. Now spread the rest of the ice cream mixture on top of hot fudge layer.
  12. Finally, put a light sprinkling of Oreo cookie crumbs on top for garnish (about 3-4 cookies, crushed).  Freeze the dessert for several hours.
  13. Once the grasshopper dessert is frozen solid, it is ready to eat!

Notes

You may want to take it out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you plan to serve it so that it can soften slightly, making it easier to slice.

You will love this dessert in the summertime because it is cold and refreshing!  The green color and minty flavor also make it a great Christmas dessert! 

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 39mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 4g

I love this dessert in the summertime because it is cold and refreshing,  but due to the lovely green hue of the chocolate chip mint ice cream this is also a great Christmas dessert!  Cut yourself a little slice of Heaven!

 

If you love this delicious grasshopper dessert (and I know you will!), be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ for more great recipes and self-sufficient living tips!

 

See you next time!

Deb

 

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