No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

Sure – red, white and blue flag cakes are really cute and patriotic, but there’s an easier summer dessert that will get just as many ooohs and ahhhs from the crowd: No-Bake Grasshopper Pie.  In summer, sometimes simple is best. Especially if simple involves mint chocolate chip ice cream. And Oreos. 

Grasshopper Pie

 

No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

Serves 8

  • 1 Oreo cookie pie shell (available in the baking section; * see note below to make your own)
  • 1 large container (1.5 quarts or half-gallon) Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream
  • 1 jar hot fudge sauce (or to make your own, try this)
  • 1 canister dairy whipped topping
  • Chocolate shavings, chopped chocolate chips or Mini Oreo cookies for garnish (optional)

shell

Unwrap Oreo pie shell.

Turkey Hill choco mint

Remove ice cream from freezer; microwave on low in 10-second bursts, until just soft enough to spread. (According to many sources, this method for softening ice cream is better than leaving it on the counter because it melts it at a more uniform rate.)

Fill the pie shell with the softened ice cream, mounding it in the center and spreading with a spoon or spatula to create a smooth dome.

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Place pie in freezer for at least 30 minutes before decorating with whipped cream.

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Not perfect? Not a problem! Whipped cream will cover all flaws.

Decorate edges and top of pie with whipped cream rosettes.

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Garnish with chocolate curls, chopped chocolate chips or mini Oreo cookies, if desired. (We used chopped chocolate chips this time.)

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Return to freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until ice cream is firm. Just before serving, heat fudge sauce in the microwave (right in the jar, minus the lid). Spoon hot fudge sauce onto plates and/or drizzle over pie slices.

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Grasshopper pie with hot fudge sauce

Cover any remaining pie with plastic wrap. Could keep for several days in the freezer, but this is not likely.

* If you can’t find an Oreo pie shell, you could make your own. Place 3 rows of regular Oreo cookies into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a microwave and pour over Oreo crumbs; pulse to form wet Oreo “sand”. Transfer crumb mixture to a 9” pie plate and press to form crust. Freeze until solid before proceeding with recipe.

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5 thoughts on “No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

  1. love this idea! looks just my speed… will try it in next few days! (but tomorrow is brownies out of a box 😉 hope to see you soon! ~ cheryl

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