This week we are mixing ice cream with our alcohol!
And by “mixing” I mean, “pouring everything into a glass”.
This is Crème De Menthe parfait!
Creme De Menthe Parfait
- 1 oz crème de menthe
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Maraschino Cherry
- Pour crème de menthe over ice cream in a parfait glass. Top with whipped cream and cherry.
This “drink” gets bonus points all around. It’s easy to make, it doubles as dessert AND it’s ridiculously delicious.
If you like mint, that is. If you don’t like mint, then use some crème de cacao!
“That’s the stuff.”
The Verdict: Delicious
From the Tasting Notes –
Very good. Basically tastes like mint and ice cream, or a grasshopper without crème de cacao. Easier to prepare than a blended grasshopper (less dishes!) and tastes excellent.
Oh my god, I REMEMBER these! My parents even let us have some (Italian family—we also got wine with our pasta on Sundays).
I’ve been having one of those weeks where I could use a dessert like this. Lovely!
I love your parfait glass!
These were served at the casino showrooms in the 50s and 60s, but we kids couldn’t order them. We had to settle for orange sherbet. Couldn’t wait to turn 21– by then, there were no dinner shows offered. Drat !!
I remember those fondly. As I recall, they are quite tasty.
My mom used to make these and let me eat them as a kid, even with the booze. Mom always was a good lady.
Agreed! Those are so cute and I am super jeaulous, Ruth.
In my own search for vintage cookbooks this morning, I somehow stumbled upon your website. And, I’m SO happy I did! I could spend hours on here… delightful! And, thank you for sharing this particular recipe. My grandparents actually used to make these for me as dessert when I was little (in the early 80’s). Definitely a different time… even back then! lol.
I grew up on these,haha. They were so tasty. Everytime my family would go out to dinner when I was a kid, my mom would get me one, usually creame de Cocoa. Good Times!