Make Your Holiday Magically Delicious!
Has party planning got you feeling like you lost the luck of the Irish? Well, check out these three simple recipes to help you find the gold at the end of the rainbow.
Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, and blue moons will definitely make your St. Patrick’s Day party feel luckier, and all you need to recreate this themed ice cream sandwich is 6 cups of magically delicious Lucky Charms cereal, 3 teaspoons of butter, a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows, and one pint of ice cream. Once you gather the ingredients, melt the butter over low heat and then add the marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Then, remove the mixture from the heat and quickly stir in the Lucky Charms. Use a spatula to press the mixture into a sheet pan about half an inch thick and let it cool for at least 20 minutes. After your time’s up, punch out eight circles with a cookie cutter and place your favorite scoop of ice cream in between two circled mixtures. Then, freeze your creations until it’s party time and your guests will definitely start to feel the luck of the Irish!
Leprechauns are the life of any party, so you’ll definitely want to add these to your menu. To make the leprechaun cookies, you’ll need some Nutter Butter cookies, orange and green candy melts, chocolate chips, and different types of festive sprinkles. First, you’ll want to melt the orange and green candy melts and then dip one end of a Nutter Butter cookie into the melted orange candy and then the other side in the melted green candy. You can then use a spoon to smear some of the orange candy up the side of the cookie to create the Leprechaun’s beard. To create the hat, you should melt the chocolate chip cookies and use the melted mixture to draw a line across the green part of the cookie. Then, place a green shamrock sprinkle midway across the line to create a lucky accent. You can use white circular sprinkles to create the Leprechaun’s eyes and a heart-shaped one for the nose.
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
People all over the country look forward to March just so they can get their hands on a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Well, why not bring that joy to your party with a very simple recipe? To create the copycat shake, mix three large scoops of vanilla ice cream, a quarter cup of heavy cream, half a teaspoon of peppermint extract, and six drops of green food coloring in a blender. Once the drink is completely smooth, pour it into a cup and top it off with whipped cream and a cherry.
There you have it! Three simple recipes that will add some luck of the Irish to your party!
What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day DIY treats? Sound off in the comments!