I love holidays! As soon as I became a mom, I wanted to create magic in my kid’s lives. You always think that you have to go to great preparation to do this but the truth is, you don’t. I love things that look like you planned for days and it only took minutes. Trust me, if you prepare one of these drinks on St Patty’s day for your kids, they will think you are a rock star!
Let’s get ready for Saint Patrick’s day!
2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup Half and Half
5 drops Mint Extract
4 drops Green Food Coloring
Whipped cream and sprinkles (optional)
Combine ice cream, half and half, mint extract and food coloring in a blender and puree for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Chocolate Mint Float
Grab a clear glass and fill it with scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream. If you don’t have clear glasses, you can use any cup or glass you might have, but having clear is nice so you can actually see all the green. I used pint-sized canning jars for ours, which I think looks really great.
Pour the lemon-lime soda over the ice cream you just placed in your glass. Be careful…it will foam up and rise! You can top it off with chocolate chips or I found these fun green sixlets at the store.
St Patty’s Punch
3 cups lemon-lime soda
6 oz can frozen lime juice concentrate
1 quart lime sherbet, softened
In a large punch bowl mix these ingredients along with three 6 oz cans full of water. Mix well until the sherbet is fully dissolved.