Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Happy Pi Day!!

That’s right, kids. Monday, March 14th is the happiest of all national holidays, the day Americans celebrate what is truly important in life: PIE!

My school is having a pie extravaganza today, and this baby here is my contribution to the effort. Somebody stop me before I eat it all up. On the other hand…nah, don’t. Let me do some damage here. We’ve got an Oreo crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream, and crushed Thin Mints. It’s the easiest pie ever, and might be the most delicious.

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Now that DC has soared into spring (and summer, might I add, with 80-degree temps), I’m all about the ice cream again. This past week I hit up the fro yo shop across from my work three times. THREE. Honestly, not much beats a giant cup of frozen yogurt covered in chocolate and candy.

I was, however, dumb enough to mention my excursions in the presence of my five year-old. The second she learned I’d been fro-yoing with out her, she got really upset. I totally get it, because I would, too. But how do I explain to her little self that (to loosely quote the all-knowing Sex and the City) Mommy needs two hands to eat her six-dollar dessert?

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

It’s not just two hands. There is little more rewarding than sitting outside in the sunshine with birds twittering everywhere. Tweeting? Twittering? Social media has confused my knowledge of bird sounds.

Most people hate Monday, but I’ve always been a fan of new beginnings, new hope. By the time the week ends, all I want to do is stagger toward my bed and take a break. But by Monday, I’ve forgotten the sleep deprivation and exhaustion of the work week and I’m raring to go again.

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

That is especially true in warm weather. It’s so much easier to go out when it’s not freezing and dark. Though with springing forward this weekend, it’s dark again.

But hey, who cares about that when it’s Pi Day? Pi. Day. I’m so excited!

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

This pie is purposely simple. Who wants to be working hard in the kitchen on such a happy holiday? Aside from the Oreo crust (which is simplicity itself, really), this pie is just about the assembly. You soften the ice cream, add some Thin Mint pieces, put it into a crust and put more Thin Mint bling on top. The end.

Happy Pi Day, everyone! Be sure to enjoy the day, whether you’re having an early spring or not. It’s going to be a great week!

 

Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients

Crust
1/2 package Oreos, finely crushed (I used reduced-fat)
1/4 cup butter, melted
Filling
3 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
1/2 package (1 sleeve) Thin Mints, coarsely chopped and divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mixed the crushed Oreos and melted butter until the crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture into the pie plate, packing the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes until set. Cool completely.
  4. When the crust is cool, take half of the chopped Thin Mints and mix them into the softened ice cream. Spread the ice cream into the cookie crust.
  5. Smooth out the ice cream and sprinkle the remaining chopped Thin Mints on top.
  6. Freeze the pie for at least three hours, preferably overnight. Cut into wedges and serve. Store in the freezer.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Hooray for Pi Day! Your school is very lucky to have you make this pie. Looks amazing! I think I would have zero self control around this. Mint in my favorite!

    1. Mir

      I wish you could come help me out, Gayle! Mint isn’t my favorite, so I would gladly share!

  2. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Oh Happy Pi Day! And I can think of no better way to celebrate, especially now that Spring has Sprung – we are all about the crocusses up here!
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    1. Mir

      My mom’s crocuses are up, too. We’re so happy!

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    The only thing better than sitting outside on a gorgeous day and enjoying some fro-yo in solitude is this pie, Mir! Talk about WOW! My husband would flip his lid over this! You literally have packed this gorgeous baby with all the things chocolate-minty and delicious! And I LOVE how easy this is to throw together! Totally making this soon!! Pinned! Cheers, chicka!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Chey! I feel like your husband wants all the chocolatey things that you can’t eat!

  4. Amanda

    I love Pi day! I had grasshopper for my birthday last year, but it didn’t have mint ice cream. This looks like something I need in my life!

    1. Mir

      I like it better frozen, and it’s also much easier to make this way!

  5. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    This is a wonderful pie for Pi Day!! You can’t beat the fact that it’s frozen and super simple to whip up!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jen! Frozen treats are my favorite!

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Wow temperatures in 80s already! It’s pretty cold in Seattle still! Love this pie and how easy it is!
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    1. Mir

      It’s going back down again, but it was nice while it lasted, Manali!

  7. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    This pie looks absolutely perfect! I love ice cream. Especially ice cream with “stuff” in it. And these cookies are some good stuff to put in ice cream!
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    1. Mir

      I love mix-ins. They’re the best!

  8. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    you guys have 80 degree temps already?! well, you will soon have the summer to make up all those missed fro yo days to your five year-old. πŸ™‚ I love this thin mint frozen grasshopper pie! perfect for pi day and st patty’s day!! double win!!
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    1. Mir

      Last week was gorgeous. Now we’re back into the 60s, but I’ll take it!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Today is my favorite day and this is going to be my favorite pie ever!
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    1. Mir

      It was the BEST Pi Day!!

  10. Sues

    Ohhh my goshhhh. This is to die for.

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Sues! I made it as crazy as I could!

  11. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    What an awesome pie! I’d happily sit in the sun with a big piece πŸ˜‰
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    1. Mir

      Sunshine and ice cream are two of my favorite things!

  12. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Yay – another person that likes Monday’s too!
    I can’t believe that I didn’t have any pie on Pi day. I feel like I totally missed out.

    1. Mir

      It’s a great day!

  13. Cakespy

    Why are you doing this to me I neeeeeeeeeeed this! Kidding. This is a super inspiring and completely delicious sounding grasshopper pie! I am putting it on my “to bake” list!
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    1. Mir

      It’s so easy to, well, not bake. Except the crust. That you bake. Enjoy!

  14. annie@ciaochowbambina

    I am all about the Thin Mint bling, everywhere! And that crust is my favorite! Happy Belated Pi Day!
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    1. Mir

      I love Oreo crust, too. It’s always the best part!

  15. mira

    Not sure if I want to share πŸ™‚ This pie looks mouthwatering! Just perfect! I don’t mind Mondays ! so funny – tweeting or twittering πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      I’ve forgotten what sounds birds make, Mira. Isn’t it sad?

  16. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Pi Day was always best celebrated in school! Me and my friends would always go to the grocery store the night before Pi Day and pick out a pie to enjoy in math class. So many delicious memories πŸ™‚ This pie looks amazing!
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    1. Mir

      MoCo knows how to do Pi Day! It was such a good day, Medha!

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