Green Desserts for St. Patty’s Day

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Serving green desserts for St. Patty’s Day is a fun tradition, and to help, we have 8 mouthwatering and easy dessert ideas for March 17th!!

Why do so many people jump straight from making Valentine desserts to Easter recipes, skipping right over the big March holiday of St. Patrick’s Day? Don’t skip over this underappreciated holiday!

There’s so much fun to be had on March 17th, with rainbows, pranks, and trying to catch that pesky Leprechaun.

Oh, and of course, drink some green beer or mix up some Irish drinks.

And although Saint Patrick was an Irish saint, you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patty’s Day – it’s a fun holiday for everyone!

Get in the spirit by wearing your favorite green clothes, dancing an Irish jig, or making a few of these delicious Irish dessert recipes for your friends!

collage of green desserts for st patrick's day


Green Desserts for St. Patty’s Day

This year, add a little sweetness to the celebration with green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day that will delight children and adults alike.

While many contain mint for its cool flavor and green hue, there are several other options to choose from if you aren’t a fan. For example, you could make a no-bake treat like Lucky Charms pie!

Have fun looking through our recipe links below.

When you find green desserts that you want to make, simply click on the title and you’ll be taken to the recipe post. 

From there, you can print, bookmark, or Pin the Irish dessert recipes for later!

Green Dessert Ideas

slice of St. Patrick''s Day cake topped with mint frosting

These are the cutest St. Patrick’s Day cookies, and they are so much fun to make! They’re super soft cut-out sugar cookies shaped like a lucky leprechaun! Or, stay traditional and make all shamrock cookies – the choice is yours!

If you love poke cake recipes, wait until you dig into this minty St. Patty’s Day version! It’s a rich chocolate cake filled with mint, hot fudge and Andes mints. The lucky leprechaun’s favorite dessert!

two green St. Patrick's Day desserts on serving tray

This green dessert recipe is a fusion of the best Italian dessert, tiramisu, and the minty goodness of an Irish grasshopper cocktail. This grownup dessert is a winner for St. Patty’s Day, or ANY day!

A dessert and a warm drink all in one, hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make a delicious mug of mint hot chocolate and wrap it up with a green sprinkle bow!

No Bake Green Desserts

individual mint Oreo trifle in small glass bowl

If you’re not into baking or when you need a dessert in a hurry, look no further than these fantastic green dessert ideas. No cooking or baking required!

Trifles are so pretty, incredibly easy to make, and this is one of our favorite Irish dessert recipes. It features layers of chocolate pudding, mint Oreos™ and homemade whipped cream.

When it comes to favorite leprechaun food, he goes crazy for this stuff, and you will too! We absolutely love this munch mix recipe – The simple, sweet and salty snack mix is a St. Patty’s Day party pleaser!

green mint chocolate chip dip in white ramekin

This cookie dough dip recipe is perfect for anyone who loves cookie dough, but doesn’t want to deal with raw eggs! Plus, you can use Oreo cookies, graham crackers, or even Thin Mints to scoop it and shovel it into your mouth.

When it comes to green desserts, you can’t go wrong with a shamrock shake! Truthfully, we think our copycat recipe tastes even better than the McDonald’s version. Minty goodness!!

So, there you have it – a few of our favorite green desserts for St. Patty’s Day. We hope you found some new dessert recipes to make on March 17th.

green milkshake topped with whipped cream and green sprinkles


With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Originally published March 2022.

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