This Grasshopper Pie is AMAZING! The chocolate mint ice cream drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with cookies is to die for. It tastes just like the Mile High Asphalt Pie (Winger’s Copycat).
What is Grasshopper Pie?
In case you were worried, this pie does not contain any kind of grasshoppers! But, it might be fun to tell your kids you are having Grasshopper Pie for dessert and watch their reaction. Grasshopper Pie is the BEST frozen pie ever! It has a chocolatey, Oreo crust, a mint chocolate ice cream filling, a warm salted caramel topping, all topped off with some homemade whipped cream. Every bite of this pie is scrumptious. I can’t get enough!
This Grasshopper Pie recipe was inspired by the Mile High Asphalt Pie at Winger’s Restaurant. When I saw it on the menu, I was a tiny bit skeptical about the combination of mint chocolate and salted caramel but let me tell you, IT IS AMAZING. The salt brings out all of the flavors so well! I don’t know who came up with the idea of salted caramel, but they should be generously thanked. I love salted caramel and it is truly tasty on mint chocolate ice cream. One bite of this and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Make it a “Mile High” Pie
You can make an entire Grasshopper for almost the same cost as one slice of Mile High Asphalt Pie at Winger’s Restaurant. The pie can be made with one or two cartons of mint chocolate chip ice cream. If you want it “mile high” like it is served at the restaurant, go for two cartons. For a regular size pie, one carton is plenty. Be sure to use a good quality ice cream. I like to use Dreyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in this pie. It is smooth and creamy and has a pretty green color. Some brands of mint chocolate chip ice cream have a very light, almost white, tint to them. They still taste good, but they don’t look as pretty in this pie. It’s simply a matter of preference.
A Chocolatey Foundation
The Oreo crust is a favorite of mine for pies that have chocolate in them. To crush the Oreos, I place them in a plastic resealable bag and let as much air as I can out of the bag before sealing it. Then I use a rolling pin to roll over the Oreos until they are finely crushed. Before they are completely crushed, I like to pull out a few larger pieces to use as a garnish on top of the whipped cream.
Make It A Winger’s Meal
If you want to make a whole Winger’s themed dinner, make sure to check out our version of Winger’s Wings with Freakin’ Amazing Sauce or our version of Winger’s Sticky Fingers and Freakin’ Amazing Sauce. They taste exactly like the wings from Winger’s! This is one of the most requested meals at my house, especially on game days. We like to serve them with steak fries and now we serve them with this Winger’s Asphalt Pie for dessert.
How To Make Grasshopper Pie
- Mix Oreos and melted butter. Stir until combined. Press into the bottom of a pie pan.
- Fill pie crust with ice cream. Cover and freeze for at least three hours before serving.
- Heat the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom. Sugar will melt into an amber liquid.
- Once it is melted, add the butter.
- Once the butter is melted, add the cream. Boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in sea salt.
- Mix cream and sugar until it forms stiff peaks.
- Remove pie from freezer. Drizzle caramel topping over each slice and add whipped cream. Enjoy!