Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

I know, I’m pretty sure you ask yourself now what this sentence above shall mean. Actually it’s really simple. I wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The words above are Irish by the way, if you didn’t get the clue. 😉

 

Recipe for Shamrock Shake

 

What actually is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick was a british bishop who mostly was responsible for the Christianization of Ireland. In the Catholic Church he is worshipped as a saint. He’s considered to be the patron saint of Ireland and the 17. March, the day St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year, is thought to be the dying day of St. Patrick. But actually no one really knows if this is true or not.

 

Recipe for Shamrock Shake

 

How do they celebrate the day?

On this day everything which is possible is green. Rivers are colored green (e.g. in Chicago), the people wear green clothing and even some pubs colorize their beer green. For the Irish this day is a official holiday and is celebrated with big parades and a lot more activities regarding St. Patrick’s Day! The biggest Paddy’s Day parades are, besides of Dublin and other irish cities, in e.g. New York, Chicago and even Munich.

 

Recipe for Shamrock Shake

 

Shamrock – the irish clover

Shamrock grows, allegedly, only in Ireland (which I’m convinced of as well 😉 ). Who wants to suggest the opposite maybe has to deal with the indignation of some Irish. 😉 But indeed the Shamrock became a symbol for Ireland because of St. Patrick. It is said that he used the trifoliate shamrock to explain the precept of the Holy Trinity to the pagan king Laoghaire.

 

Recipe for Shamrock Shake

 

Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach!

„Kiss me, I’m irish!“ – It’s definitely worth a try. 😉 If one of you is successful with this let me know! But maybe the more important sentence for St. Patrick’s Day is Píonta Guinness, le do thoil. That’s how you order a pint of Guiness.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I definitely want to try to be in Ireland at St. Patrick’s Day during the next years! I’m sure it’s an amazing adventure. 🙂

Sláinte!

Shamrock Shake

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Glass

Ingredients

  • 240 ml milk
  • 4-5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • green food coloring
  • mint extract or mint syrup
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Fill milk, ice cream, food coloring and extract in a blender and mix until you have the desired consistency.

  2. Pour the shake into your glass and whisk stiff the cream. Put some of the whipped cream onto the shake and pour a little of the syrup on the cream. 

Recipe for Shamrock Shake

1 Comment

  • Leckere Nester zu Ostern & Traditionen | Baking Avenue 14. April 2017 at 10:47

    […] Gelegenheit zumindest ein Rezept online zu stellen. Geschafft habe ich es bisher an Karneval und St. Patrick’s Day. Der Valentinstag ist mir da leider etwas untergegangen. Ostern wiederum habe ich auch geschafft. […]

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