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Looking for St. Patrick’s Day dessert inspiration? You’ll love this collection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day desserts, featuring 23 fun, easy and festive sweet treats.
These magical recipes include rainbow desserts, pots of gold, shamrock sweets, and enough green treats to keep you from getting pinched! You’re guaranteed to find a recipe you’ll love to complete your St. Patrick’s Day menu.
Rainbow Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day
Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Cake Cups
Find the magic at the end of the rainbow with these Pot of Gold Cake Cups! These dessert cups are served in mini black kettles, filled with cake cubes and frosting, and decorated with gold sprinkles and buttercream rainbows. Since the decorations are the star, you can use a cake mix to make this even easier.
This gorgeous Rainbow Cake has a surprise inside! The fluffy white cloud-like meringue frosting, made with egg whites, hides bright stripes of rainbow buttercream frosting. Make it for a special birthday, party, or St. Patrick’s Day!
The only thing luckier than a four-leaf clover? This Rainbow Mousse Cake, with seven gorgeous layers of cake and mousse in vibrant, fruity flavors. This rainbow cake recipe is a festive desert that's perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party or any celebration!
If you’re looking for an over-the-top St. Patrick's Day celebration cake, this Gold-Topped Rainbow Cake is your new good luck charm. It features eight layers of lemon cake, seven layers of rainbow frosting, and one incredible assortment of edible golden goodies.
Rainbow Cake Push-Up Pops are bright, cheerful, and a fun twist on the usual cake and buttercream. Layers of rainbow cake and vanilla frosting are served in push-up pop containers. They're small, single-serving, and portable, perfect for parties!
Want to make a rainbow cake? Then you might want a rainbow cake topper as well! This homemade fondant decoration is easy, bright, colorful, and such a fun idea! Make it for parties, St. Patrick’s Day, or a rainbow party!
This Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake is a mint lover's dream come true! Chocolate cake layers with Andes mint pieces and mini chocolate chips, plus a silky-smooth mint buttercream with lots of flecks of mint chocolate chips. Peppermint extract gives this cake a nice punch of mint flavor.
This Pistachio Marzipan Brownie Tart starts with a chocolate brownie tart crust that is filled with homemade pistachio marzipan. It makes a fantastic St. Patrick's Day dessert when topped with pistachio ice cream and warm hot fudge sauce!
Shamrock Shake Shots are the BEST way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone’s favorite minty green milkshakes get a big buzz from the addition of crème de menthe and whipped cream vodka. Top them with a pinch of fold or green sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch!You can also make them without alcohol, or fill the cups with pudding, mousse, or hot chocolate.
Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies just might be the best brownie variation ever! A dark, fudgy brownie is topped with light and fluffy mint chip mousse, then finished with chocolate glaze and green candies for good measure.
Nothing is more refreshing than a Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie. This frozen, minty pie has a light, herbal mint filling and a thick chocolate Oreo crust! It's an easy dessert and tasty treat that everyone will love.
This Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream is one of our favorite unexpected St. Patrick's Day desserts. It’s mild with a mellow sweetness and an almost floral flavor, paired amazingly with the lemon cookie crust and slightly sweet lemon whipped cream. Perfect for people who love pistachio pudding or cream pies.
Why settle for the usual chocolate chip cookies when you could feast on Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies instead? These classics feature moist, cakey chocolate cookies and a rich mint chocolate chip buttercream filling. They make a perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year you feel like getting lucky.
Chocolate Profiteroles with Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate Profiteroles with Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream are a festive treat for St. Patrick's Day. If you've been looking for a reason to bright out the ice cream maker, this gourmet homemade ice cream gives you a great excuse! Enjoy it plain, or take it to the next level by sandwiching it in chocolate profiteroles.
This Toasted Coconut Lime Meringue Tart is full of all kinds of good stuff, like a buttery crust, a tangy lime filling, and clouds of toasted meringue on top. Keep it natural, or use a touch of green food coloring to boost the St. Paddy's Day vibe.
This Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce has a strong nutty flavor, an unbelievably tender crumb, and just a hint of orange zest. I served it with a chunky, tart blackberry sauce and mounds of softly whipped cream, what more could you ask for!? Bonus: it's naturally gluten-free, so it's a great option for a variety of dietary needs.
If the idea of bright green foods doesn't appeal to you, this Lime-Coconut Pie has more subtle green touches. It's part of a long tradition of Southern-style baked custard pies. The filling is baked until it’s firm enough to slice, but it still has a creamy, custardy texture with a chewy top layer from the shredded coconut.
This Fresh Mint Semifreddo is refreshing without being overwhelmingly minty. It’s an elegant frozen dessert that is simple to make and makes a stunning presentation. Just try not to eat the whole thing!
This refreshing Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe has fudgy chocolate cake, a surprise layer of rich, white-chocolate-mint ganache, and a shiny chocolate glaze. It's ultra moist texture is pure decadence!
No St. Paddy's Day would be complete without boozy desserts! These chocolate caramel tarts showcase Bailey's Irish cream liqueur in both the chocolate and caramel tart filling. With their crispy and buttery tart shell, luscious caramel filling, and glossy chocolate topping, they are absolutely gorgeous and packed with Irish cream flavor.
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