Saturday, March 17, 2012

simple St. Patrick's Day desserts

Two ideas for quick and easy St. Patrick's Day desserts: thin mint cookie milkshakes and stout floats. 
If you are serving these at an event with both kiddos and adults, make sure the right group gets the right glass. 

thin mint cookie milkshake 

handful of thin mint cookies
good quality vanilla ice cream

Blitz all of the above in a blender to your taste.
Enjoy the creamy frosty minty yumminess. 

stout float

This idea is from a Martha Stewart Living magazine from a few March's past. Here I have made it with Murphy's Irish Stout, but Guiness is also an excellent option. The point is the contrast between the smooth vanilla sweet ice cream and the bitter dark caramel of the stout. A lovely combination.

good quality vanilla ice cream
1 pint good stout beer

Place a few good scoops of ice cream into a glass and top off with the stout. 

Cheers to all ! 

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