Green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day are so much fun! As March 17th approaches, it’s time to start planning the perfect festive menu and you can’t celebrate without emerald-hued desserts. Pour yourself a Guinness, I’m ready for you with some of the best green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day.
Kiwi & Lime Curd Tart
The tart features a tangy and sweet lime curd filling, paired with fresh kiwi slices that have been cut into shamrock shapes for a festive touch. Although the lime curd is more yellow than green, you can add a touch of natural food coloring if you want a greener hue. This recipe is perfect for baking with kids too, as they’ll have a blast cutting out shamrocks and dreaming about leprechauns.
Check out my kiwi & lime curd tart recipe.
Mint Chocolate Brownies
You can also add these delicious Mint Chocolate Brownies to your list of must-make green desserts for St. Patrick’s day for a festive and indulgent treat that everyone will love! Topped with a layer of refreshing mint icing and smooth dark chocolate, these brownies are the perfect combination of rich chocolate and cool mint.
Vanilla Bean St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
Soft-baked and bursting with vanilla bean flavor, these shamrock cookies are the perfect addition to your green St. Patrick’s Day dessert table. To add to its deliciousness, these sugar cookies are topped with a smooth and creamy vanilla bean buttercream that perfectly complements the soft and buttery cookie.
Serve them as an after-dinner treat, enjoy them with a hot cup of tea, or pack them up in a festive tin to give as a gift.
Vanilla bean St. Patrick’s Day cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
The classic red velvet cake recipe is given a festive twist with green food coloring, and then topped with creamy cream cheese frosting. But the real surprise comes when you bite into them – a pot of gold in the form of large gold sprinkles! These single-serve treats are sure to be a hit at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Green Velvet Cupcakes by Play Party Plan
St. Patrick’s Day Pudding Parfait
This St. Patrick’s Day pudding parfait is the perfect single-serve dessert for celebrating the luck of the Irish. Vanilla pudding is whipped with heavy cream, creating a rich and creamy mousse-like texture resembling buttercream. Topped with chocolate gold coins and oreo crumbs, this parfait is sure to delight you and your loved ones.
St. Patrick’s Day pudding parfait by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
This matcha tiramisu is a unique twist on the classic Italian dessert. The cake features layers of ultra-creamy matcha filling and ladyfingers soaked in matcha, which gives it a rich matcha flavor and the same perfectly creamy texture as the traditional tiramisu but without the use of raw eggs or coffee. The vibrant green color of the matcha also adds a festive touch to your lineup of green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day.
Matcha Tiramisu by Flouring Kitchen
Green Cake Pops
These Green Cake Pops are the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day treat! The center is made of scrumptious cake, and the outside is decorated with decadent white chocolate and festive green sprinkles. You can even attempt to make a pot of gold decorations for an extra special touch. These cake pops are easy to make and can even be prepared a day in advance, making them a convenient and fun dessert option.
Green cake pops by The Seaside Baker
Matcha Shortbread S’mores
These matcha shortbread s’mores will surely become your kids’ favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat! The combination of the matcha-infused shortbread cookie with the gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate is irresistible, and the subtle green hue from the matcha adds a fun twist to the classic s’mores. Stamp the cookies out in 4-leaf clover shapes for an extra festive touch and enjoy them with your family and friends.
Matcha shortbread s’mores by The Pancake Princess
No-Bake Shamrock Freezer Pie
This no-bake shamrock freezer pie is the perfect green dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. It is made with a few basic ingredients including a store-bought crust and homemade whipped cream. The refreshing mint flavor is perfect for the occasion, and the chocolate coins on top add a fun touch that kids will love. Best of all, it only takes about 10 minutes of prep time before popping it in the freezer overnight to set. Serve up a slice of this easy and tasty pie whenever you’re ready!
No-bake shamrock freezer pie by The Novice Chef
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Cake
This cupcake cake is easy to make and even easier to serve! Made with chocolate mint cupcakes and topped with a beautiful mint green frosting and rainbow sprinkles, this pull-apart cake is shaped like a 4-leaf clover for a festive touch.
St. Patrick’s Day cupcake cake by Yellow Bliss Road
Copycat Shamrock Shake
Sweeten up your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a delicious copycat recipe of McDonald’s iconic Shamrock Shake. This creamy and refreshing mint-flavored milkshake tastes just like the original, making it a hit with both kids and adults.
Shamrock shake by Ranch Style Kitchen
Fresh Mint Oreo Ice Cream
Indulge in fresh mint’s cool and creamy flavor with this mint oreo ice cream recipe. This egg-free recipe is incredibly easy to make at home with an ice cream maker and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but too delicious to save for just one day!
Fresh mint oreo ice cream by Bright Eyed Baker
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bark
This vibrant green bark is made with smooth white chocolate, topped with shamrock marshmallows, and colorful candy. It’s easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bark by Jamonkey
Mint Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecake
Get ready to indulge in the perfect combination of mint and chocolate with this luscious and creamy no-bake cheesecake. With just three ingredients, this mint chocolate chip dessert is the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Each bite of the smooth and creamy filling and irresistible Oreo crust will leave you craving for more!
Mint chocolate chip no bake cheesecake by Belly Full
Chocolate Mint Fudge
This Chocolate Mint Fudge is a rich and creamy treat that combines the flavors of smooth chocolate and refreshing mint. Top it off with your favorite St. Patrick’s Day food decorations like shamrock or sprinkles for an extra festive touch.
Chocolate mint fudge by Momma Lew
Green Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day
For St. Patrick's Day Mint Brownies
- 1 batch chocolate brownies
For Green Peppermint Frosting
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 tbsp whipping cream
- 3-4 drops green food coloring
For Chocolate Layer
- 8 oz chopped dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
For Peppermint Frosting
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, use whisk attachment on high speed to beat butter with confectioners’ sugar, peppermint extract, whipping cream and a few drops of green food colouring for a full 5 minutes until very fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies. Use the bottom of an oiled loaf pan to smooth it out (optional). Freeze until firm.
For Chocolate Layer
For St. Patrick's Day Brownies
- Microwave chocolate with oil on medium power for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until nearly melted with a few lumps remaining. Stir to finish melting. While chocolate is still runny, pour it over the cold peppermint layer, tilting the pan to spread it evenly (this makes a smoother finish than spreading with a knife).
Last Updated on March 13, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD