Today grasshopper pie means ice cream. But it started off as a mint and chocolate chiffon dessert based on a Prohibition-era cocktail. We went retro and brought back the original.
Why This Recipe Works
For the mint-flavored crust in our Grasshopper Pie recipe, we crushed minty Oreo cookies. The food processor made quick work of this task, but smashing them with a rolling pin worked just as well. Two liqueurs lent an intensely minty flavor to our Grasshopper Pie filling, which we thickened with gelatin. The perfect texture of our Grasshopper Pie relies on how much the cream is beaten: To avoid a grainy texture, we started beating the cream slowly, and then increased the mixer’s speed once the cream in beginning to build in volume.