5 Magically Green Dessert Ideas to Pinch Proof Your Tummies on St. Patrick’s Day
One thing that Ireland is known for is its exclusive celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The feast is held on March 17 in commemoration to St. Patrick’s death. If the name didn’t ring the bell for some of you, St. Patrick was the primary patron saint of Ireland, also known as the “Apostle of Ireland”.
Traditionally, people consider it a day off as many Irish Catholics believe that it’s a special religious celebration. Irish peeps have different ways to celebrate Paddy’s Day (as they often refer to). They usually dress up in green and join at any parade that passes throughout the day. Dublin holds the national pride for conducting the biggest parade among all cities in Ireland. You’ve probably heard several myths about this celebration like the common revellers’ creed that wearing green makes one invisible to leprechauns or what they call for fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see. While other revellers also believe that Paddy’s Day is for youngsters which is why it became a tradition for younger people to spend some night out in pubs and parties with their friends.
Without further ado, we’ll give you a shortlist of some pinch-proof green dessert ideas that you can make for Paddy’s Day.
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
According to Irish folklore, St. Patrick was the first man to introduce Christianity in Ireland. And what made a shamrock (young cloverleaf) memorable for Irish people is the shared belief that St. Patrick has used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. That’s one reason why visitors would often notice youngsters wear shamrock costumes or face paints when celebrating this religious event. And to serve on your tables, here are shamrock shake cupcakes made with cream cheese frosting and mint chocolate flavour.
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Zebra
Another dessert that we’d love to call a ruiner of self-control is made up of crushed mint Oreos, melted butter, and the creamy filling from alternating layers of mint and chocolate cheesecake mixtures. Be warned and brace yourself because this cheesecake is rich, chocolatey, and spiked with plenty of mints that will surely captivate your choco-mint tastebuds.
Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiche
How can these pistachio ice cream sandwiches be so freaking gorgeous? If you’re after the decadent desserts, this tower of mint Oreo sandwiches won’t fail to impress you.
Matcha Green Tea Pancakes
I’m sure matcha lovers are drooling now. Here’s something that will give you a healthy breakfast meal on St. Patrick’s Day. Another tower of heavenly pancakes that you’ll love to think about! Don’t forget to drizzle this festive creation with maple syrup.
Chocolate Mint Trifle
The hunt for the ultimate Irish pot luck dessert is now over, as we give you the last dessert idea on our list. It’s a chocolate mint trifle that you’d surely end up with. Try this in individual trifle cups or a larger trifle bowl for the whole family!
Author Bio: Sarah Contreras is a full-time travel blogger, which means writing adventures, travel spots, and accommodation reviews is her bread and butter. She currently writes for Tulfarris Hotel Wicklow, one of the most picturesque hotels and golf resorts in the city.