While green beer is definitely a no-no for kids, there are lots of different non alcoholic St. Patrick’s Day Drinks that are just as delicious as the real deal. So, don’t leave the kiddos out in the cold this holiday! Let them join in on the celebrating with these green drinks that will have them embracing the Irish spirit, even if they’re not Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day Drinks for the Kids
Looking for something green and Irish to celebrate this St. Paddy’s Day with the little ones? Try this homemade Shamrock Shake recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup vanilla Ice cream
- 1 cup of Milk
- 1/3 tsp Mint Extract
- 3 Drops of Green Food Dye
- ½ cup of Ice
- Throw the vanilla ice cream, the milk, the green food dye, mint extract, and ½ cup of ice in a blender.
- Blend until the shake is nice and smooth and serve in a drinking glass.
St. Paddy’s Non-Alcoholic Martini
Kids often feel left out at St. Paddy’s Day because they don’t get to do the one thing the grownups do on this holiday, which is to drink heavily. But with this non-alcoholic martini recipe, kids will feel like they’re totally adulting. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 large packages of green Jello
- 1 packet of unflavored gelatin
- 4 cups boiling water
- 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
- Add the green Jello and the gelatin into boiling water and mix. Then add the ice cream.
- Pour the mixture into a martini glass and let it sit in the fridge until it sets. You’ll know this has happened when the ice cream floats to the top.
- Add two green grapes on a pick and place it in the martini glass and serve.
This recipe is so easy to make, even the kids can lend out a hand in the kitchen! Plus, you’ll only need a couple of ingredients to make this refreshing lemonade shake fit for a Leprechaun. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups of frozen lemonade (whatever brand you prefer)
- 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
- A few drops of green food coloring
- Optional: squeeze a bit of lemon juice for an extra dash of tangy flavor
Place all the ingredients together in a blender and mix until it looks creamy. Pour mixture into cocktail glasses and decorate the rims with sugar or chocolate sauce. For an extra splash of color, use green colored sugar instead of regular sugar.
Inspired on this video, but adapted for children:
A bright and festive drink that’s sweet, sour, and all kinds of fun! Designed by kids for kids, this delicious mango lemonade drink blends the best of both worlds: the tropical flavor of mango and the thirst-quenching power of lemon juice. Here’s how you can make this at home:
- 2 ripe mangos (you can replace with 2 cups of frozen mango too)
- sugar (to taste)
- 6 cups cold water
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (or less, add to taste)
Slice the mangoes on a cutting board and cut them into squares. Place them on a blend and add the lemon juice and sugar. Blend until the mix resembles a smooth puree. Pour the liquid into a nice jar and decorate to your liking. If you want to pay true homage to St. Patty’s day, add a few drops of green food coloring and you’re all set!
Based on this recipe: