DIY St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Well, it’s almost that time again – to bust out the green attire, the green beer, and the goodies! Every year, people all over the world take part in what has affectionately become known as “St. Patty’s Day” celebrations; food, drink, and parties seem to be the norm! We’ve put together a few tasty ideas for St. Patrick’s Day that are perfect for a small get-together or just to make for the family. Check out these DIY St. Patrick’s day treats!

Mint Chip Ice Cream Soda

Start with the fancy glass of your choice.

Add in 3-4 Tablespoons of peppermint syrup. You can increase or                         decrease this Mint-Chip-Ice-Cream-Soda-10-oh-so-delicioso-cherylstyle (1)depending on how sweet you like your desserts.

Then add a large scoop of mint chip ice cream. Fill the glass with soda water.

Add another large scoop of ice cream on the rim of the glass. Top with whipped cream, garnish with a cherry, and you’re done!

Mint Pudding Cups

A delicious addition to your homemade crafts this year! All you need is 6 Mint Oreo cookies, 1 tbsp butter, instant vanilla pudding, 2 cups milk, 1/4 tsp mint extract, green food coloring, whipped cream, sugar sprinkles, and a few minutes.

mintpuddingcupsPulse cookies and butter in a food processor until finely ground. Divide the cookie mixture between your serving bowls and press down firmly.

Make pudding according to the package instructions, adding 1/4 tsp of mint extract and 2-3 drops of food coloring.

Pour the pudding into the bowls; leave about 1/4 inch  for the whipped cream.Let the pudding set up and then add the whipped cream and sprinkles!

Rainbow Waffles

A colorful and cute way to spice up an old breakfast favorite! Start your March 17th morning off right with this easy treat.

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Start with your favorite waffle recipe.

Then divide the batter and color it with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring – or whatever colors you choose. Divide and color your batter accordingly!

Quickly and carefully add the colored batter to your warmed ROUND waffle iron. Start in the center with a small circle of the purple and work your way to the outside with the colors making rings around the center.

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The batter will spread a little, just make sure to work quickly and get the circle right.
Try using squeeze bottles or maybe even putting the batter in Ziploc bags; or simply spoon the batter onto the waffle iron. Voila!

 

 

Will you be whipping up some treats for this St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below!

And don’t forget to share, post and engage with the La Jolla community by using hashtag #LaJollaBB

 

 

[Images courtesy of pinterest.com/cherylstyle, pinterest.com/camillegabel, and the-wilson-world.blogspot.com]

 

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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

News & Feature Writer at http://www.lajollabluebook.com/
Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (emily@lajollabluebook.com)

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