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Whether you’re hosting a festive New Year’s Eve party, attending one, or just in the market for something amazing to eat for a festive night in, this “homemade” ice cream will do the trick. Each time I make my grandma’s recipe, everyone asks me where it’s from. When I disclose the secret that it’s homemade, people are floored. The cream is smooth, easy to scoop, and the flavors are the most unique combination of mint and lime. Fresh, simple, and always festive!

Ice cream scooper sitting in green colored ice cream in gray pan with small white bowl in background all on white surface

Guests will love this dessert and want it time and again. The flavors are unique and the texture is amazing! Grandma used to serve this with chocolate syrup and a maraschino cherry. Nowadays, I like to serve it with some chocolate liqueur and more whipped topping. It’s a holiday, right? Calories don’t count!

For New Year’s, serve it with a lit sparkler or whatever feels festive! It’s the perfect New Year’s dessert after an evening of appetizers or after a meal. Happy New Year’s!

Gray ice cream scooper sitting on white countertop with green scoop of ice cream with gray pan in background
Top down view of ice cream scooper sitting on top of green colored ice cream in gray pan all on white surface

Watch how to make this crème de menthe ice cream:

Green colored ice cream sitting in small white bowl with gray pan holding additional ice cream in background all on white surface

Crème de Menthe Ice Cream

4.16 from 20 votes
While not a traditional style of ice cream, this Crème de Menthe ice cream is one for the books! It's creamy. minty, and pretty much a breeze to put together!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 cups


  • 8 cups lime sherbet
  • 16 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups prepared whipped topping
  • cup crème de menthe liqueur


  • Let the ice cream and sherbet soften at room temperature for approximately 20 minutes before assembling. Once softened, spoon them into a large bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to incorporate. If the items are soft enough, a spoon may be used.
  • Add the whipped topping and crème de menthe liqueur (make sure to purchase the dark green variety) and mix to completely incorporate all the ingredients. No strands of whipped topping or chunks of ice cream should be visible.
  • Freeze overnight or at least four hours before serving. This ice cream maintains a very soft and scoop-able consistency.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 24.7gProtein: 2.9gFat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 8.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 58.3mgPotassium: 140.6mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 133IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 100.1mgIron: 0.3mg
Course Ice Cream
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Freezing

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