In putting all my St. Patrick’s Day posts and decorations together, I felt like I had to have at least one edible thing. It doesn’t have much to do with St. Patrick’s Day, but I’ve been thinking a bit about my Grandmother this month (she would have been 99 this year!) and how much she loved to have sherbert punches at parties.
Once, I drove all over the state of Louisiana searching for containers of raspberry sherbert for her 90th birthday party; she was so excited to have punch and cake for the dozens of people who came to her birthday it was a little amusing. But I loved her, so I hunted down sherbert without complaint. And I think when you’re 90, you get whatever you want for your birthday. I will forever link sherbert punch with grandma.
She was a bit of inspiration for this concoction, and I like that this is a green treat where the artificial food coloring is kept to a minimum! To top off the Shamrock Floats, I used some DIY straw flag decorated for St. Patrick’s Day that made the floats all the more fun.
This is the single serving version of lime sherbert punch; scale up to make it in a punch bowl for a crowd!
To Make Shamrock Floats
Pour 1/2 cup cold pineapple juice into a mason jar, then fill to 3/4 full with cold lemon-lime soda.
Drop in two scoops of lime sherbert and serve. Run your ice cream scoop under water between scoops to make sure you’re able to make those nice perfectly round ice cream balls.
How to make Straw Flags
Cut strips of craft paper 6 inches wide by 3/4 inches high.
Put a piece of double stick tape on the middle to close to the ends of the strip of paper and place a paper straw in the middle of the strip. Be sure there is room at the top so the straw can still be used!
Fold the paper over the straw, and press closed. Cut a triangle shaped notch in the closed end.
From here, use miniature shamrock stickers (available at craft stores) and letter stampers and ink pads (available at Target) to embellish the flags.
Pop your straw flags into your Shamrock Floats and you’re ready to serve up a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day beverage the whole family can enjoy!
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