Shamrock Shakes? More Like Shamrock Everything

Shamrock Shakes? More Like Shamrock Everything

One of the most exciting things about the coming spring is the thought of getting to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Not just because we love to celebrate holidays, but because St. Patrick's means minty fresh treats at every turn. Everybody is used to going out and seeing a Shamrock Shakes appear on virtually every menu in the world during the spring months.

Now take matters into your own hands and try to create the festive creations yourself! More Like Shamrock Everything (Adding mint flavors to classic dessert recipes)"  The truth is, there aren't many desserts that you can't add a minty twist to, throw the word "Shamrock" into the title, and be the talk of the town for your amazing seasonal treats this spring.

Let's take a quick look at some great ideas that you might want to consider in your spring-time desserts.

- Shamrock Chocolate Cream Pie:  You already know how to make a chocolate cream pie, don't you?  If not, there's a little tip just for you at the bottom of this article.  Assuming you've got the rest figured out, all you need to do is add a little mint to your chocolate filling and a bit of green food coloring to the whipped cream topping and, voila!  Shamrock Chocolate Cream Pie!

- Shamrock Cheesecake:  Who doesn't love a good cheesecake?  The answer should be "nobody" but sadly, that is not the case.  Still, for those of you who do appreciate cream cheesy goodness in the form of a pie and with the name of a cake, just add a bit of mint (with or without green food coloring for effect) to your plain, coffee, or chocolate flavored cheesecake for something that is, believe it or not, even better than it was before!

These are just two top of the head ideas for taking everyday desserts and transforming them into a seasonal sensation.  For more ideas, check out Recipe4Living.

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