St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Get lucky on St. Patrick's Day with any one of these classically Irish or green-as-can-be desserts.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks

The old-fashioned boiled frosting for these Emerald Isle green cupcakes is creamy and fluffy.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks

Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

Ina adds just two tablespoons of rum to give flavor to her pudding that can be served warm or chilled.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

The flavor of Guinness melds perfectly with chocolate to make rich, tender cupcakes. As an added presentation bonus, cream cheese frosting looks like Guinness's iconic foam.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Mint Shakes

Milkshakes, like other simple concoctions, are only as good as their ingredients, so use high-quality ice cream and vanilla extract. Combining peppermint extract and vanilla ice cream gives the drink an extra-refreshing, minty flavor you wouldn't get from using regular mint chip ice cream.

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Buttermilk Sherbet

Serve a light sherbet for dessert made with buttermilk and sour cream.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Layer Cake

Skip cream cheese frosting in favor of old-fashioned boiled frosting for this layered cake.

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Guinness Float

Make homemade Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey-spiked ice cream to top off this Guinness Float.

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St. Patrick's Day Lime Poke Cake

This beloved dessert is made of not-too-sweet buttermilk cake and very lightly sweetened whipped cream. The cake tastes best just lightly chilled, so let it warm up a bit after removing it from the refrigerator.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick's Day Lime Poke Cake

St. Patrick's Day Mint Schnapps Shakes

A grown-up milkshake, this pale green delight is perfect as a midday treat or after-dinner dessert. It's only as good as the ice cream that goes into it, so splurge on a really high-quality one.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick's Day Mint Schnapps Shakes

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