St. Patrick's day food ideas to do at home

March 12, 2020

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Looking for St. Patrick's day food ideas that you can make with your kids at home? St. Patrick's day is a much loved holiday around the world, and has special significance among most Christians. Whether you celebrate this day privately or publicly, you can make some simple home foods that will bring just the right spirit in preparation for this day - especially if you celebrate it at home vs attending the parades and other local events.

I have some drink and baked item that will help you add some St. Patrick's day flair to your kitchen.

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Simple St. Patrick's day food ideas


1. Green pancakes

Green pancake for St. Patrick's Day


Go wild with the food coloring and paint your pancakes green! If you already have a favorite recipe - simply use green food coloring on it, otherwise, follow  this recipe:


    1 1/4 cups flour

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    1 tablespoon sugar

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 beaten egg

    1 1/4 cups milk

    2 tablespoons butter (melted)

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Green food coloring

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl or cup, combine egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix Together the wet and dry ingredients, adding the wet to the dry ingredients.
  4. Add a drop or two of green food coloring and mix until it is completely combined with the batter.
  5. Heat your pan to high. Grease slightly and cook pancakes. For an extra festive flair, use metal shamrock cookie cutters to shape pancakes. 

2. Buttercream icing


Cupcake with green Icing
Make the baking exciting by coloring it green. I think the buttercream flavor is the yummiest:


- 2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar (also called confectioner’s sugar and icing sugar)
- 1/2 a cup of butter softened in room temperature (half cup is 1 stick of butter which is 4 ounces)
- 1/4 cup of caramel
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- Green food coloring
- hand mixer or a stand mixer

  1. Gather everything you need.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and caramel.
  3. Whip them up in low speed with your mixer.
  4. Add in the cream and whip again until well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift the powdered sugar. Powdered sugar tends to have lumps in it that will make the icing lumpy if the sugar is not sifted.

3. Shamrock  pretzels

Image credit: Mommy Bundle
There can be no St. Patrick's day without the shamrock, so this mom came up with a brilliant idea of turning pretzels into shamrocks! They are worth adding to your St. Patrick's day food ideas.

4. Chocolate dipped Oreos

Source: Crafty Morning
Dipping Oreos in green chocolate is a work of genius - and super easy. You'd think that we'd ll think about it. It's amazing what one can do with green food coloring.

5. Irish Pub Dublin Coddle

Image credit: Donal Skehan
 I'll admit - I don't know what St. Patrick would have eaten in his day - but these Irish pub dish should come close. Make it the main meal for the day and see everyone licking their bowls or plates.

6. Broccoli tots

Source: Gimme Delicious
You can play with broccoli and add some St. Patrick flair to your meals. The green color of this vegetable  makes it easy to incorporate it in your St. Patrick's day meals. You can even drop it in your juices and smoothies for some St. Patrick's day drinks.

7. Low calorie Mojito

Low calorie mojito that can be served as a drink for St. Patrick's day
Well, some of us may need a drink on the day. This low calorie mojito works well with the St. Patrick's theme - and is easy to make:

Equipment Required:

- 4 large highball glasses
- 1 cocktail spoon
- 1 muddler

Ingredients Required:

- 32 mint leaves
- 10 oz. of soda water (1.25 cups/300ml)
- 4 halved limes (1 cup/8 oz./260ml of lime juice)
- 4 oz. of light rum (1/2 cup/120ml)
- 2 cups of crushed ice (16 oz./480g)
- 1/4 cup of sugar (2 oz./60g)

  1. Place eight mint leaves in each of the four large highball glasses, sprinkle an equal amount of sugar into each glass and then muddle the mint leaves and sugar with the muddler until the mint leaves are finely ground.
  2. Once the mint leaves are finely ground, squeeze the juice from one lime into each of the four large highball glasses.
  3. Once you’ve squeezed the juice from all four limes into each of the four large highball glasses, add an equal amount of crushed ice and rum to the four large highball glasses.
  4. Top the four large highball glasses with an equal amount of soda water and enjoy the low-calorie mojito.

8. St. Patrick's day candy

The kids may enjoy some candy to celebrate St. Patrick's day.

I hope these St. Patrick food ideas have triggered your creativity. Have fun on this day!

"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go."