Fun bits of St. Patrick’s Day trivia

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Published on March 11, 2020 with No Comments

  1. Saint Patrick was not even born in Ireland.
  2. The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland, but in Boston.
  3. Saint Patrick’s real name is Maewyn Succat.
  4. There are more Americans of Irish origin than there are Irish in Ireland.
  5. There are 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover.

Shamrock Shake

  • 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1/4 c. each)
  • 1/4 c.
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Maraschino cherry, for topping


In a blender, mix vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, peppermint extract, and food coloring until completely smooth, then pour into a glass.

Top with whipped cream and a cherry before serving.

Source: Delish

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • Green food coloring and gold sprinkles, optional


Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix until blended.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Add food coloring to frosting if desired; frost cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.

Source: Taste of Home


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