Monday, November 7, 2011

The tales of a Desperate Grasshopper...

Hello, Hello, Hello! Hoping this finds you all cozy and warm, enjoying your evening however you enjoy your evenings!  I decided to recreate what I call a "fifi" drink that my husband and I made the night of our anniversary   

I had gone to my local Wallyworld to pick a couple of things up.  Meanwhile my husband sends his usual text saying, "lets make grasshoppers".  So I dash around looking for the alcohol I need and ice cream.  Well people, FYI, your local Wallyworld does not carry creme de menthe. Should it surprise me?  No.  So don't give me any guff!!  I decided to make due with what I could find.  I had a big bottle of creme de cacao at home and I figure if I used chocolate mint ice cream we could cover all flavor bases even if I didn't get the creme de menthe since I had no time to run somewhere with a real liquor store in it.  So since we had to come home and "make it work" so to speak, we called it our Desperate Grasshopper.  We were desperate and when you compare this recipe to a real one, you will understand why! By the way, some chocolate mint ice cream is WHITE.....what?!?!?!  So I used food coloring, I will be darned if this puppy isn't going to look AND taste like the real thing!

Desperate Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink *Alcoholic*
3 cups chocolate mint ice cream
1/4 milk
1/4 sugar
1/4 creme de cacao
1 tsp mint extract (optional)
4 drops of green food coloring

I did make this in my food processor, but use your blender since I am sure yours hasn't been melted in the dishwasher...
Put everything in the processor or blender and whiz until smooth.  You may want to add a bit more milk if you like yours thinner.  It is perfection, and worth every ounce of green food coloring you accidental drip on your new Philadelphia Eagles shirt too!!

Eat, DRINK and be merry my friends.  Sorry this is so short! The night we made this on our anniversary it was at midnight and we were laughing so hard we could hardly even speak, I don't even know why but just typing it makes me giggle again.  The flecks of chocolate collect at the bottom and you get it all at once!   So here is to hoping you make AND enjoy!

Your "CHEERS" chefwannabe

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