*I'm re-running this recipe because it is one of the most searched for on my blog. The fact that it's green doesn't hurt either. This would be great for St Patrick's Day dessert. Oh, it's also really, really good :)*
Minty Grasshopper Pie.
I was looking for a recipe that I used to make that had sweetened condensed milk in it when I happened upon this website.
Oh, how much time I wasted there. And how many recipes I emailed to myself.
Here is the recipe:
adapted from the Eagle Brand website
1-8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
(I used mint, I'm not sure why it would call for peppermint when it's a mint pie, but whatever. I'm not a peppermint fan, so use whichever you think you would like best.)
3 or 4 drops of green food coloring (I used a lot more than that)
16 fudge mint cookies
1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1-6 oz prepared chocolate pie crust
Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy in a large bowl; gradually mix in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
Here is where I should have mixed this all up until smooth and then added the food coloring and cookies and mixed those in.
But no, I thought I knew better than the directions.
I mixed the food coloring in with the mixer, which is fine:
But then I made my mistake and added the cookies with the whipped cream,
And I had to stir too much to get the cookies mixed in. It deflated my whipped topping a little and made the final product a little looser than it would have normally been.
Think scoop-able instead of slice-able.
But still delicious.
Anyway, next step;
Pour the mixture into a chocolate cookie crumb pie shell. I used a store bought one because I was in a rush today, but next time I will definitely make my own.
Now chill it for at least 4 hours.
The recipe just said to garnish with chocolate shavings, extra cookie pieces or mint leaves, but I had extra whipped cream so I did this:
This was a perfectly satisfying, minty fresh dessert. Everyone from the babies to the adults liked it and I saved it for my recipe box.
Like I said though, be careful about the whipped topping. I stirred mine too much and it wasn't the firm texture I expected after 4 hours.
But it was delicious.