Saint Patties Treats

Even though we aren’t Irish… we still LOVE LOVE LOVE Saint Patrick’s Day.  Well, we are Scottish… (that’s the same, right?)  I’m sure the Irish would disagree, but this week, we are all Irish… and proud of it!

So, what Saint Pattie’s Day would be complete without some delicious Saint Patties Day treats?  We all have a sweet tooth after all, correct?  So today, we whipped up some Irish goodness-  Lucky Ice Cream Sandwiches & Boozy Shamrock Shakes (You’re Welcome :-D).  And the results were…. well, SWEET AS HELL!

We started by rolling out some Lucky Charms (obviously the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day ingredient).  Just roll out the cereal pieces… not the marshmallows…. that’s where all the “charm” is 🙂 .

Oh, did we mention to whip up a batch of cookies??  This part is super versatile…. whatever cookies you prefer.  We cheated a bit today, and opted for the pre-made sugar cookies that you just pop in the oven. We baked them for 7 minutes,  shook some rainbow sprinkles on, and baked for an additional 7 minutes.

Once the cookies are done (we had to make a few batches), let them cool.  If you scoop the ice cream on too early, it will melt, and you will be left with a big mess on your hands, and counter tops, and well… just about everywhere.

Once cool, scoop a generous amount of mint chocolate chip ice cream on one cookie bottom.  Top with another cookie and smoosh down.

Roll the sides of the sandwiches into the crushed up cereal pieces, then place the marshmallows around the edges.   Place in wax paper and let set in the freezer for 15 minutes.  Unwrap and enjoy ye lucky self 🙂

So, what better to pair these decadent Lucky Ice Cream Sandwiches with than our Boozy Shamrock Shakes?! The  best thing about these shakes is the simplicity. It’s literally 4 ingredients thrown into a blender and voila…it’s a party!!!

We have a serious “thing” for mint chocolate chip ice cream so we can practically use the entire gallon for these babies.  You can make them as thin or thick as you want, depending on the amount of ice cream you use… So, start with a few scoops, and take it from there.  We used  1 1/2 ounces of Tito’s Vokda and 1/2 ounce Cream de Menthe, again, a totally versatile shake.  If you prefer some Jameson, go for it!  Lastly, add in a touch of milk (again, the amount is based upon how thick you like your shakes). Add a few ice cubes into the blender and blend away.

Pour the shakes into mason jars, top with whipped cream, edible wafer shamrocks, some chocolate syrup, and ENJOY!  SLAINTE!  <—– (is that correct, me Irish folks?)

Note: You can totally make this an alcohol free shake simply by omitting the vodka and Creme de Menthe.

 

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