The definitive Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. It’s that time in the month of March that’s all about greenness, shamrocks and celebration. Occuring annually on the 17th of March, this national holiday (recognized and celebrated worldwide, but still national) celebrates St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
It has a lot of different names too, including St. Paddy’s Day, or, as it’s known in Irish, Lá Fhéile Pádraig.
So, if you’re feeling like letting the spirit of the green shamrock-represented holiday run through your home through some festive food and beverages, how about these DIY St. Patrick’s Day themed recipes?
Here are a few very good ones that you can do yourself. Get cooking!
To start off, here’s a delicious homemade Shamrock Shake
The Shamrock Shake was first introduced by McDonald’s in the 1970s, as a way of honoring St. Patrick’s Day, and later on brought along milkshake-stealing McDonald Land citizen Grimace’s Irish uncle, Uncle O’Grimacey.
This green shake is a beautiful blend of milk, ice cream and mint, giving it an occasion-appropriate green color and a nice, refreshing taste.
Source: Dinner at the Zoo
Thin mint cookie truffles
This amazing thin mint cookie truffles recipe will transform your Girl Scout Cookies into something just simply incredible.
Source: Just a Taste
Piña colada smoothie
This green smothie, prepared by Get Inspired Everyday mixes up banana, coconut milk and water, baby spinach, pineapple to create a very green and very delicious smoothie whose taste will give you definite summer vibes.
Source: Get Inspired Everyday
Pot of gold eggs and green milk
Everyday Reading’s pot of gold eggs and toast follow the usual St. Paddy’s Day tradition (the leprechaun searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow), and the green milk is there to keep the color theme going (don’t worry, it’s just food coloring!)
Source: Everyday Reading
Sheet pan beef and broccoli
Averie Cooks’ sheet pan beef and broccoli continues the green theme as well, and it’s guaranteed to be a fan favorite among kids.
Source: Averie Cooks
Even if you can’t find a four leaf clover for these lollipops by Sprinkle Bakes, then fear not, as you can always add an extra leaf to a three leaf one. Just make sure you don’t eat it when you lick the lollipop!
Source: Sprinkle Bakes
This traditional Greek dip is now getting a makeover by How Sweet Eats for St. Patrick’s Day, thanks to the addition of avocado!
Source: How Sweet Eats
A green smoothie that’s actually not that bad!
Pinch of Yum’s delicious green smoothie mixes mango, peach, kale and almond milk to create a perfect concoction of healthy fruit and an amazing milk supplement that’s guaranteed to keep your tummy happy.
Source: Pinch of Yum
This delicious cake prepared by Spicy Southern Kitchen is filled with mint, an Oreo crust and it has quite a lot of cream. And the best part? It’s no-bake!
Source: Spicy Southern Cheesecake
Just sounds like a pretty ordinary lunch type of item, but actually, when you add some small pieces of broccoli and even some green peppers to it, you can definitely make it more special as a simple but delicious St. Paddy’s Day lunch.
Source: Dinner at the Zoo
Chocolate chip whoopie pie filled with mint cream
Nothing wrong with a good old whoopie pie, right? And this green mint cream is not only perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’ll also give the pie a bit of extra flavor as well!
Source: Shugary Sweets
Super green winter soup
While spring is on its way and should be here quite soon, while winter is still among us, you can still enjoy this super green winter soup. With a wonderful mix of broccoli, spinach and edamame, this soup is easy to freeze should you need to and it tastes fantastic as well!
Source: Oh My Veggies
Apple avocado smoothie
While the combination of avocado, banana, ginger, spinach and apple might not sound all that appetizing at first, but your kids are sure to like it.
Source: Well Plated
How about these Thai chicken lettuce wraps?
Here’s an extremely healthy lunch option. Featuring a filling of veggies, protein-heavy meat and a wonderful sweet and spicy sauce inside, wrapped up in a slice of lettuce, these wraps are great healthy lunch options, not just for St. Patrick’s Day, but any day of the year!
Source: Tastes Better From Scratch
Mini velvet cheesecake
This mini green velvet cheesecake is incredibly simple to make, featuring only vanilla cookie crust and a topping of crushed cookies. It’s perfectly kid-sized, and it’s also no bake! And it’s scrumptious!
Source: The DIY Foodie
Are you planning to prepare any of these very soon? Do you have more recipes to share for St. Paddy’s Day? Share them in the comments, and be sure to check out the recipes for all the items on this list!