Around this time of year the infamous Shamrock shake makes an appearance and like most I think it’s amazing. I however don’t want to have to run out of the house in order to get one when I can make it at home with ease. The Over The Rainbow Shamrock Shake below contains a short list of ingredients and certainly costs less than the drive thru Shamrock Shake.
St. Patrick’s Day Quiz & Answers (find the answers at the end of this post)
1. We’ll start you off easy. What is the official color of St. Patrick?
2. True or False: St. Patrick is known for driving snakes out of Ireland?
3. Lucky guess anyone – where was the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held?
a. Ireland of course! b. Boston, MA – the land of parades
c. New Orleans, NA – they’ll use any excuse for a party over there
4. What is “Drowning the Shamrock?”
5. In what city do they dye their rivers green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
6. In what city do they traditionally paint a green stripe down the roads to celebrate this Holiday?
7. What early U.S. President, who was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, had Irish origins?
8. When searching for a four-leaf clover, what are the chances you’ll actually find one?
Over The Rainbow Shamrock Shake
- 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 Cup of Milk
- ½ teaspoon Mint Extract
- Green Food Coloring
- Whipped Cream
- Air Heads Rainbow Candy (optional)
- In a blender add 2 cups of vanilla Ice Cream.
- Add 1 cup of milk, and ½ teaspoon of mint extract.
- Then simply add 5-7 drops of green food coloring and blend.
- Once all is blended transfer to a serving glass.
- You can add some clouds to the top of your shake with whipped cream and you can add your rainbow candies if you like.
How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Will you be adding this kid friendly Over The Rainbow Shamrock Shake drink to your festivities?
St. Patrick’s Day Quiz Answers
1. BLUE! (Bet you thought I was going to say green didn’t you?) Blue is St. Patrick’s official color. Green became the color for St. Patrick’s Day in the 19th century because, in Irish legends, it is worn by fairies and immortals and by farmers to encourage crops to grow.
2. False. The snakes actually represent the pagans that St. Patrick converted to Christianity
3. Boston, MA – the land of parades
4. “Drowning The Shamrock” is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.
5. Chicago, IL
6. Seattle, WA
7. George Washington
8. One estimate suggests that there is only one four leaf clover for every 10,000 three leaf clovers. So, if you’re looking for lucky number four, make sure you clear your calendar!