Grasshopper Sundae Easy Last Minute Dessert

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Make a decadent grasshopper sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream and Oreo cookies in minutes. Delicious last minute dessert recipe!

This mint chocolate chip sundae is just in time for St. Patrick's Day, and it's such an easy dessert to make. It makes the perfect last minute dessert; in fact, it'll seem like you've gone all out, when really, it only takes a few minutes to make this yummy frozen dessert.

grasshopper sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream, crushed Oreos, shaved chocolate, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and maraschino cherry in sundae bowl with spoon

Mint chocolate chip ice cream has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. While I have my favorite brand, and I'll talk about that a little bit on down below, any brand will do, as long as it's minty and full of chocolate chips.

Now normally, grasshopper flavored ice cream is full of both chocolate and brownies. Instead of brownies, though, I love the crunchiness of crushed or chunked up Oreo cookies.

Put your mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae together with shaved chocolate and whipped cream (or peppermint whipped cream), and you've got a family favorite dessert.

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If you’d rather skip all of my sundae making tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the mint chocolate sundae recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

LET'S TALK INGREDIENTS

ingredients for grasshopper sundae, including shaved chocolate, mint chocolate chip ice cream, whipped cream, crushed Oreos, and chocolate syrup, on white marble countertop

Oreo Cookies: You can use any brand chocolate sandwich cookies, but Oreo cookies are the best. I especially love gluten-free Oreos (Great Value has a great gluten-free version of Oreos too).

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: I said I'd tell you my favorite brand, and that is Turkey Hill's Choco Mint Chip. Blue Ribbon is another tasty brand, but I really love Turkey Hill's version of mint chip, because it's a beautiful old-fashioned minty green, has amazing mint flavor, and is chock full of slivered up chocolate chips. It's so delicious. Oh and it's gluten-free and also free of any high-fructose corn syrup. Now that my sales pitch is over (but really, it's my boys' favorite too), let's talk about some of the other ingredients.

Chocolate Syrup or Sauce: You can use a chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce. I prefer to just drizzle on a little bit of Hershey's Syrup. No warming necessary, and it's super easy.

Whipped Cream: You can make homemade whipped cream, or you can use Reddi-Whip. But take my advice if using Reddi-Whip, and get the real stuff; this is one example when generic is not always better, because it will melt very quickly.

Shaved Dark Chocolate: I used just a little chunk of Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate. You can use just a regular candy bar if you want. I prefer to use dark chocolate over milk chocolate, though, for a richer, more decadent flavor.

Keep in mind, all of the ingredients and ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Plastic Baggie and Rolling Pin – for crushing up the Oreos.

Vegetable Peeler – for shaving the chocolate.

Sundae Bowls or Sundae Cups

Ice Cream Scoop

HOW TO MAKE A GRASSHOPPER SUNDAE

Before you get started, be sure to gather all of your ingredients together, and get them prepped.

Prep Your Ingredients First…

The only prep needed for this sundae is to crush up the Oreos and shave the chocolate.

To crush the Oreo cookies, put all your Oreos in a plastic baggie, and seal it well without any air left in the bag. Then take a rolling pin and roll over the cookies, or beat the cookies with the rolling pin, 'til they're the consistency that you want.

To shave the chocolate, take a vegetable peeler and peel the chocolate bar, just like you would a carrot or a potato. You should get beautiful fine shavings or curls of chocolate, perfect for topping off and decorating your sundae.

Then Make the Sundaes…

  1. Place 1/2 to 3/4 of the crushed Oreo cookies in the bottom of your sundae bowls. Set the rest of the crumbles aside.
  2. Add 2 to 3 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream to each sundae bowl.
  3. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup to every sundae.
  4. Crumble on the rest of the crushed Oreos.
  5. Add a swirl of whipped cream on top.
  6. Then sprinkle on the shaved chocolate.
steps for how to make a mint chocolate chip sundae in glass sundae bowl, including adding crushed Oreo cookies to bottom of dish, then mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate syrup, more crushed Oreos, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate on top

Now if you want, you can add a cherry on top. Maraschino cherries straight from the jar work just fine.

FAQ:

Can I make this sundae dairy-free?

To make it dairy-free, you'd need to use a dairy-free mint chocolate chip ice cream or gelato. It's pretty easy to find dairy-free ice cream in the freezer section; but it may prove more difficult to find the rest of the ingredients dairy-free, though they may be easier to find at a health food store.

Can I make it gluten-free?

Yes, you can; I make this gluten-free. Get a good gluten-free ice cream (like Turkey Hill's Choco Mint Chip), gluten-free Oreos, etc. Just check ingredient labels to make sure everything is truly gluten-free.

How can I make sundaes ahead of time so they're ready to go?

If making these sundaes a day or two ahead of time, I'd recommend adding only the Oreos, ice cream, and chocolate syrup to your sundae bowls. Then cover each one well with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place them in the freezer. When you're ready to serve, you can add the whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

spoon digging into mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae with whipped cream and cherry on top, in clear glass sundae bowl

WHAT GOES WELL WITH MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM?

Well, we've already established that Oreo cookies are my favorite addition. But there are other things you can add, as well, including the following:

What would you add to mint chocolate chip ice cream?

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Grasshopper Sundae Easy Last Minute Dessert

Grasshopper Sundae Easy Last Minute Dessert

Make a decadent grasshopper sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream and Oreo cookies in minutes. Delicious last minute dessert recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Place 1/2 to 3/4 of the crushed Oreo cookies in the bottom of your sundae bowls. Set the rest of the crumbles aside.
  2. Add 2 to 3 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream to each sundae bowl.
  3. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup to every sundae.
  4. Crumble on the rest of the crushed Oreos.
  5. Add a swirl of whipped cream on top.
  6. Then sprinkle on the shaved chocolate.
  7. If you want, you can add a cherry on top. Maraschino cherries straight from the jar work just fine.

Notes

*To crush the Oreo cookies, put all your Oreos in a plastic baggie, and seal it well without any air left in the bag. Then take a rolling pin and roll over the cookies, or beat the cookies with the rolling pin, 'til they're the consistency that you want.

*To shave the chocolate, take a vegetable peeler and peel the chocolate bar, just like you would a carrot or a potato. You should get beautiful fine shavings or curls of chocolate, perfect for topping off and decorating your sundae.

How can I make sundaes ahead of time so they're ready to go?

If making these sundaes a day or two ahead of time, I'd recommend adding only the Oreos, ice cream, and chocolate syrup to your sundae bowls. Then cover each one well with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place them in the freezer. When you're ready to serve, you can add the whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 942Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 127gFiber: 5gSugar: 101gProtein: 12g

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