Best Spring Picture Books to Read to Kids

Ahhh, spring is just around the corner! Are you looking for children’s activities that are meaningful this season? Whether it’s for your own children, your grandchildren, children you work with, or others, help celebrate and explore the season with the children in your life by connecting with them through books! These best spring picture books to read to kids are a great way for spending quality time with the kids in your life.

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A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston

This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston

This stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informative book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a fascinating introduction to the vast and amazing world of eggs. Featuring poetic text and an elegant design, this acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs. Full of wit and charm, An Egg Is Quiet will at once spark the imagination and cultivate a love of science.

Best Spring Picture Books to Read to Kids

A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Aston

Fans will rejoice at the first sight of A Nest Is Noisy,” promises School Library Journal, and they’re right. From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Rock Is Lively, and A Beetle Is Shy comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingbirds to those of orangutans high in the rainforest canopy. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent’s lap.”

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Julie Fogliano’s tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

Best Spring Picture Books to Read to Kids

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

Watch the world transform when spring comes! In a starred review, School Library Journal called this delightful picture book “A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners.”

In this beautiful book for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring.

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!

In a starred review, The Horn Book said, “This joyful reflection is as welcome as spotting the first brave crocus.”

Bunny’s First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones

When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope. But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying. In bestselling author’s Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny, assuring him of something more. Award-winning artist David McPhail’s whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us as Lloyd-Jones’ inspirational text prompts readers to celebrate the changing seasons and the miracle of nature’s rebirth.

Best Spring Picture Books to Read to Kids

Flower Fairies of the Spring by Cicely Mary Barker

First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so admired, Barker believed in re-creating the beauty of nature in art and drawing from life. Her Flower Fairies watercolors have a unique combination of naturalism and fantasy that no imitators have matched. Now newly rejacketed in the style of bestseller Fairyopolis, this new edition makes a perfect gift for a new generation of Flower Fairy fans. The book features poems and full-color illustrations of over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies.

Spring Story: Brambly Hedge

Wilfred woke early. It was his birthday. He had lots of lovely presents, but the best one was a surprise… Mr Apple had organised a secret celebration picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited.

There was so much to carry. Poor Wilfred got very tired as he lurched and bumped his way along the grassy track. What was it Mrs Apple had said was in his hamper? Knives? Sandwiches? They were certainly heavy!

When they finally arrived, Wilfred was allowed to open up the hamper and there he found the best treat of all…

Best Spring Picture Books to Read to Kids

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher enjoys the sunny weather and the warmth of spring. But when he stumbles across snowy flakes gently floating to the ground, he spreads the news of winter’s return to all his friends. But spring is full of wonderful surprises for Fletcher and his friends.

The Fletcher books are enjoyable picture books for sharing at home or in the classroom and are perfect for units on the seasons.

Two Little Gardeners by Margaret Wise Brown

Children will enjoy this story of a young brother and sister who plant seeds that will result, after much hard work and patience, in a bountiful garden! It teaches that good things come to those who wait, and features a little song at the end of the book: “What We Plant in the Spring We Eat in the Fall.”

Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole

Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children, author-illustrator Cole creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. ‘This is the garden that Jack planted…’ The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden….A concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines.”–Horn Book.

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Popular Summer Nail Designs on Pinterest

Are you looking for summer nail ideas? Here you’ll find popular summer nail designs on Pinterest. Read on for summer nail designs we’re seeing all over Pinterest before you head to the salon. Nothing makes a better ‘summer statement’ than freshly and neatly done toes and fingers.

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This beach-inspired summer nail art design will set you apart from fellow vacationers.

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Reveal that feminine edge with this floral themed nail art design. Vibrant flowers or soft pretty tones and flowery designs are the best representations of great summer and spring seasons.

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This watermelon nail art brings fresh vibes into your summer style and will be popular for summers to come.

This simple summer nail design is cool and refreshing amidst the summer heat.

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This is a cool beachy design to consider. Beach nails are anything that remind you of the beach and these do a great job of that! Capture the sand and the sea with this pretty design.

“Your nails are a way to speak your style without having to say a word.” – Tammy Taylor

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These summer nails are fresh and fun to look at.

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The bold shapes and lines create a wonderful and fresh looking summer nail design.

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A fun way to enjoy and celebrate the season with watermelon nail art.

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You’ll love showing off your summer nails when you hit the beach or sit by the pool for a weekend getaway.

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This beautiful nail design represents the vibrant colors of summer.

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Nail Design Template for Creative Nail Art

Do you love to design your own nails or others? Are you looking for an easy way to keep track of your nail designs? Are you looking for a teaching tool for others to learn nail design? Here is something special for you – a nail design template for creative nail art.

Nail Design Template ( Digital Download) for creative nail art. This is a downloadable printable (PDF file) that includes four popular nail shapes for you to get creative with! Coffin, almond, square and stiletto. These templates can be used to practise your designing skills, jot down your ideas or display your work. Each order comes with 5 pdf pages which you can print and/or upload to a painting app.

DOWNLOAD NAIL DESIGN TEMPLATE HERE.

Summer Nail Art Hacks

Here are some summer nail art nail hacks to have your summer nail art looking beautiful.

1. When applying a top coat, run the brush along the top edge (non-cuticle side) of the nail. This will seal in the raw edge of the polish to prevent chipping.

2. If your French mani still doesn’t come out perfectly the way you want it, there’s an easy way to hide you’re your mistakes without the frustration of having to start all over again. Get yourself a glitter pen from any stationery or craft shop and draw a line where the white meets the pink. Detailed instructions here.

3. Draw, don’t paint. While you can get some awesome nail art tools to make the drawing a bit easier, you can actually bypass all the fuss by using a good old sharpie! As long as you finish it off with a good top coat, the picture or pattern will stay put. Detailed instructions here.

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Cute Summer Dresses

Find inspiration here for cute summer dresses to help keep you cool and comfortable on those beautiful hot summer days!

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10 Minute Retreats for Busy Women

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Have never ending responsibilities taken the fun out of your days? Are you more stressed than at peace? Taking 10 minute retreats in your busy day can refresh your soul. These are powerful self care ideas to treat stress and calm yourself. Pamper yourself into wellness with little indulgences throughout your day. You can turn these into daily 10 minute habits that will change your life. Enjoy these self care ideas through 10 minute retreats for busy women by adding simple pleasures to your day.

Treat Yourself to Breakfast in Bed

Keep it as simple as possible because the whole idea is to spend time relaxing in bed rather than cooking in the kitchen. Prepare yourself some in-season fresh fruit topped with yogurt or cream. Add to that some sparkling fruit flavoured water. This is an innocent pleasure that will revive your spirit and soul.

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Take time to Meditate

To meditate simply means to focus on something to the point that you are oblivious to outside distractions and the passing of time. Meditate on things that are good and true. To meditate is to listen to the still small voice of the Creator that speaks words of love, direction and encouragement to us. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen said,”Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him.”

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Find Tranquility in Nature

The simple beauty of a sunset, the softness of a rose petal, the fragrance of a flower. Take time to see the beauty in creation. Somehow the beauty of nature holds our attention but doesn’t demand anything in return. For lots of inspiration from the beauty of nature, check out my Pinterest Spring inspiration aesthetic board and be sure to follow me as I post more inspiration from nature.

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Have a Cup of Tea

Teatime creates an intentional pause in our day. Treat yourself to a quiet break in the day by having tea alone. Add some soothing background music or a favorite book and retreat from the world for a few moments. Find teatime inspiration on my Pinterest tea board.

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Breathe Deeply a Soothing Scent

Enjoy the healing and restoring properties of fragrance. Research has shown that our sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than our other 4 senses. Try sprinkling your favorite essential oil on a cotton handkerchief and pulling it out during the day, breathing in fully, deeply and slowly to refresh yourself.

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Laugh

A cheerful heart does good like medicine(Proverbs 17:22). When you laugh your brain releases endorphins and a lot of other powerful antidepressant biochemicals that lead to an overall feeling of well-being. Instead of waiting for laughter to happen, be intentional about adding humour into your day. Put together a personal humour survival kit and fill it with jokes, funny books, and anything that will get you laughing. Check out my Humour Pinterest board if you need a smile or a chuckle.

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Take a Slow Leisurely Walk Outdoors

As you walk with an unhurried stride, intentionally quiet your mind and slow your breathing. You’re more able to notice the details around you as you slow down- the scents, the sounds. Or to beat the winter blues, visit a greenhouse and soak in the sights and scents.

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Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Hello Spring! Spring is such a wonderful time of new beginnings and fresh starts! The colours! The sights and sounds that are coming alive! The warmer weather and longer days! Here is a collection of gorgeous spring wallpapers for your desktop to download to keep the beauty of the season before you.

How to save to your desktop:

Right click on the photo that you want and click ‘save to images’.

Once you’ve saved the photo to your desktop, you can go into settings and change your wallpaper.

Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Desktop

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Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Phone and Desktop

Hello Spring! Spring is such a wonderful time of new beginnings and fresh starts! The colors! The sights and sounds that are coming alive! The warmer weather and longer days! Here is a collection of gorgeous spring wallpapers for your phone and desktop to keep the beauty of the season before you.

How to Save on the Phone:

Press and hold the photo that you want and click ‘add to photos’ or ‘save to iPhone’. This should work on Androids as well!

You might need to crop these photos slightly depending on the size of phone that you have but every photo here should still look just as good when adjusted. 

Once you’ve saved the photo to your camera roll, you can go into settings and change your wallpaper.

Keep in mind that you can set a different photo for your lock screen and home screen respectively.

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Gorgeous Spring Wallpapers for Your Phone and Desktop

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St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books to Read to the Kids in Your Life

Children’s books were such a part of our daily rhythm as our kids were growing up. There is something wonderful about how books that are meant for kids offer all of us something worthwhile to learn. It takes a special author and illustrator to brings those ideas to life on every page. Below is a list of some of our favourite St. Patrick Day picture books to read to the kids in your life. Use books to connect with the children in your world.

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Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

An original folktale full of wit, magic, and leprechauns, that is sure to delight for St. Patrick’s Day as well as all year round. The luck of the Irish has waned after the greedy Leprechaun King has taken all the good fortune in Ireland and locked it away. It is up to one cunning girl, Fiona to come up with a plan to get the luck and good tidings back from the leprechauns to help the people of Ireland. Through clever charades, Fiona uses her wit to outsmart the powerful Leprechaun King and restore luck to the Emerald Isle. 

Luminous and enchanting illustrations add to the wonder of this original folktale, that is sure to charm readers young and old who are looking for a bit of magic to spark their story time.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco

An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story from the New York Times bestselling creator of The Keeping Quilt.

Many years ago, times were hard in all of Ireland, so when passage to America becomes available, Fiona and her family travel to Chicago. They find work in domestic service to pay back their passage, and at night Fiona turns tangles of thread into a fine, glorious lace. Then when the family is separated, it is the lace that Fiona’s parents follow to find her and her sister and bring the family back together. And it is the lace that will always provide Fiona with memories of Ireland and of her mother’s words: “In your heart your true home resides, and it will always be with you as long as you remember those you love.”

This generational story from the family of Patricia Polacco’s Irish father brims with the same warmth and heart as the classic The Keeping Quilt and The Blessing Cup, which Kirkus Reviews called “deeply affecting” in a starred review, and embraces the comfort of family commitment and togetherness that Patricia Polacco’s books are known for.

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola

An illustrated tribute to the Irish patron saint from the best-selling author of Quiet, Strega Nona, and many others.

This timeless picture book, available in large-format paperback or as the board book Saint Patrick, is a perfect introduction to important Irish legends and an ideal St. Patrick’s day gift. 

Beloved children’s book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola recounts the life of Saint Patrick—from his noble birth in Britain, to his captivity in Ireland, to the visions which led him to return and found the first Christian church in Ireland.  

With his signature bold illustrations and engaging prose, Tomie dePaola recounts a number of legends about the Saint—including the well-known story of how he drove the snakes from Ireland, and his association with the shamrock.

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

This Irish folktale illustrates that taking the easy way out is sometimes more trouble than it’s worth. Dim witted farmer O’Rourke, Ireland’s laziest man happens upon a Leprechaun and is given a potato that grows to huge proportions and creates humorous problems.

Brigid’s Cloak by Bryce Milligan

The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear
the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the
wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.

Brigid’s Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland’s most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem?

Bryce Milligan’s eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, Brigid’s Cloak sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

What do leprechauns do? They bury a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, of course. But as Mrs. Bally Bunion’s ox, Miss Maude Murphy’s hen, and Old Jamie soon find out, they can’t resist having a little fun along the way. For, besides burying pots of gold, mischief is what leprechauns do!

From this amazing picture book duo comes a lively fun tale that’s perfect for mischief makers of all ages!

Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill by Tomie dePaola

Fin M’Coul lives atop windy Knockmany Hill, and spends his days with the other giants of Ireland, moving huge stones to build a causeway to Scotland.  But one morning, he hears a rumor that Cucullin, the strongest giant in the land, is coming to find and fight him. 

Fleeing home, Fin tells his wife of his worries.  But clever Oonagh the giantess has a plan— with her wits and her skills and her magic charms, she sets out to trick Cucullin and save her husband. 

Full of humor and charm, Tomie dePaola’s retelling of this classic fable is boldly illustrated, with detailed borders based on ancient Irish metalwork.

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St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas: Dairy Free Shamrock Shake

This dairy free creamy minty vanilla milkshake is a great St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake tradition! We use a vanilla bean coconut base frozen dessert in place of ice cream and with the mint flavouring, it doesn’t really taste any different than a regular milkshake.

For the whipped cream, we also use a coconut based whipped topping. We’ve also used canned coconut cream (not canned coconut milk-there is a big difference in the whipping component) in the past and that whips up nicely as well.

Enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day food idea: dairy free Shamrock Shake. This recipe also makes a delicious and special addition to your meal planning for the week.

Ingredients:

Serves 1 large Shamrock shake or 2 smaller sized milkshakes

  • 2 1/4 cups dairy free vanilla ice cream or frozen dessert
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk(or dairy free milk of your choice)
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring
  • dairy free whipped topping of your choice
  • rainbow candy strip
  • optional: chocolate sauce

St. Patrick’s Day food idea: Dairy free Shamrock Shake

Blend all together in a blender and top with dairy free whipped cream and a candy rainbow strip. I sometimes also add chocolate sauce to the bottom of the glass.

Enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day treat with a delicious meal of St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Irish Stew and Irish Freckle Bread.

St. Patrick’s Day Food Idea: Dairy Free Shamrock Shake

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St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas: Irish Freckle Bread

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day food ideas? Irish Freckle bread is a fun addition and a great St. Patrick’s Day recipe. It’s referred to as freckle bread because of the raisins or currants that are sprinkled throughout. St. Patrick’s Day food idea: Irish Freckle bread!

This recipe also makes a special delicious addition to your meal planning for the week.

(This makes one very large loaf)☘️

Prep time:15 minutes

Dough rising time: 40 minutes

Baking time:40 minutes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.(after the dough has risen-see below)

For this recipe you will need:

hot water

2 Tbsp instant yeast

1 cup unbleached white flour + 4 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

1/3 cup maple syrup or honey

2 slightly beaten eggs

1 Tbsp Real Salt (or regular salt)

1/4 cup olive oil(or other type of cooking oil)

3/4 cup golden raisins (note: I have a child who doesn’t like raisins, so I have at times substituted cooked bacon and cooked onion for the raisins and currants)

1/2 cup dried currants

1 cup grated carrots

In a stand mixer or by hand mix thoroughly:

2 cups hot water

2 Tbsp instant yeast 

1 cup unbleached white flour

1/3 cup maple syrup or honey

Then add:

2 slightly beaten eggs

1 Tbsp Real Salt

1/4 cup olive oil(or other type of cooking oil)

3/4 cup golden raisins (note: I have a child who doesn’t like raisins, so I have at times substituted cooked bacon and cooked onion for the raisins and currants)

1/2 cup dried currants

1 cup grated carrots

Add 4 – 4 1/2 cups flour to the mixture to very slightly clean the sides of the bowl. If you add too much, it will be too dry- so just slowly add it at the last until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl as it is mixing. The dough should be sticky. Knead 5 minutes.

St. Patrick’s Day Food Idea: Irish Freckle Bread

Shape into one free formed loaf or place in a large loaf pan. Put dough in a well oiled large bowl or loaf pan and set in a warm place with a damp tea towel over it to rise.

The dough after kneading and before rising:

It takes about 30-45 minutes in a warm place to rise to double in size:

If you’re making a free formed loaf, after the dough has risen, place it on a well oiled cookie sheet. I find it easiest to just put my well oiled cookie sheet on top of the bowl that the dough has risen in and then turn it all upside down and let the dough fall out onto the cookie sheet. I then shape the dough how I like it and put it in the oven.

Turn on the oven to 375 F. Bake for 30-35 minutes in the center of the oven. Enjoy!☘️. Enjoy this Irish Freckle bread with Slow Cooker Irish Stew and a Shamrock shake to complete your St. Patrick’s Day meal.

St. Patrick’s Day food idea: Irish Freckle Bread

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St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas: Shamrock Shake

This creamy minty vanilla shake is a great St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock shake tradition and is easy to make! Here is a great St. Patrick’s Day food idea: Shamrock Shake!

Ingredients:

Serves 1 large shamrock shake or 2 smaller sized milkshakes

  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 4-5 drops of green food coloring
  • Whipped cream and a candy rainbow strip
  • optional: chocolate sauce

St. Patrick’s Day Food Idea: Shamrock Shake

Blend all together in a blender and top with whipped cream and a candy rainbow strip. I also added some chocolate sauce to the bottom of the milkshake glass.

Enjoy this St. Patrick’s day treat with other delicious St. Patrick’s day recipes such as a delicious meal of St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Irish stew and Irish Freckle Bread.

St. Patrick’s Day Food Idea: Shamrock Shake

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