Green St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

On March 17 you'll likely be decked out in green attire, so why not whip up some green desserts to go with the theme? It's been noted that blue was originally the color of St. Patrick's Day; over the centuries this evolved based on the color of St. Patrick's shamrock and the color in the Irish flag.  Green is now the color of the day, and these treats are true to the Emerald Isle.

1. Shamrock Cupcakes (pictured above)

Make an old-fashioned boiled frosting that's both creamy and fluffy for these cupcakes. Three frosted cupcakes plus a halved cupcake covered in green sanding sugar turn these hand-held desserts into shamrocks.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Green food coloring turns this buttermilk-based cake into a festive centerpiece. Skip cream cheese frosting in favor of old-fashioned boiled frosting for a topping that is much fluffier.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You could use mint chocolate chip ice cream and milk to make a mint-flavored shake but combining peppermint extract and vanilla ice cream gives these drinks an extra-refreshing, minty flavor you wouldn't get from using regular mint chip ice cream. Kids will love a topping of whipped cream and green sanding sugar.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Top 5 Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these top five green foods (from apps to dessert) from Food Network.

Milk Gets Its Green On for St. Patrick's Day

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day better than green, mint-flavored milk, which is likely the idea behind TruMoo’s bright-hued Naturally Flavored Mint Vanilla milk.

POLL: What's Your Favorite Bite of St. Patrick's Day?

From meaty corned beef and cabbage to comforting shepherd's pie and bright-green beer, FN Dish wants to know: What's your favorite bite or sip of St. Patrick's Day?

5 Obligatory Irish Foods You Should Be Eating on St. Patrick's Day

Even if decking yourself in green on St. Patrick's Day isn't your thing, odds are you can get down with some traditional Irish foods.

Feed Your Crowd Before Hitting the Town — St. Patrick's Day Entertaining

St. Patrick’s Day is simply about food, drinks and having a good time. This year I’m making a few of my favorite green-ish appetizers and then several main course options. Get the recipes now.

How to Make Your Own Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day

Food Network teaches you how to make corned beef at home for St. Patrick's Day.

$7 Brings You Instant Wine Coolness on St. Patrick’s Day

Drink Vinho Verde this St. Patrick's Day, a light white wine from various native grapes in Portugal.

Eat Like You're Irish: Restaurants for St. Patrick's Day

Your string of luck continues with these places that serve dishes with an Irish twist.