Thursday, March 4, 2021

A Shamrock Dessert

March has arrived, we're tired
of the snow and longing for Green.

 I made this dessert for 
St. Patrick's Day this year.
similar to a Grasshopper Pie.


Mint Oreo Cookies and Crème de Menthe 
liqueur, a no bake dessert, with minimum 
ingredients. How green is that?


1 1/2 cups chopped Oreo Mint cookies.
3 cups mini marshmallows 
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup Crème de Menthe
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
(reserve a little of the whipping
cream for topping)

 Put the Oreo cookies, the mint centers also,
 in a food processor, mixer, or food chopper
 and pulse until they are fine crumbs,
or place your cookies in a baggie and 
crush them with a rolling pin.

In a saucepan, melt the marshmallows 
with the milk over low heat.
Chill the mixture, stirring it occasionally.

When the marshmallow mix has cooled, 
stir in the 1/4 cup Crème de Menthe,
Set aside.

Whip up the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
Fold the whipped cream into the
 cooled marshmallow mixture.
(reserve a little whipped cream to place on the top)
Set aside. 

    Assembling the dessert.

    Spread the Oreo mint mixture into the bottoms, 
    of your dessert dishes,  packing it down. 
    (In the photo, the filling appears more that I put.)

    Add the marshmallow mixture on top 
    of the Oreo cookie mixture, dividing  
    it evenly into the dishes.

    If you like, top the dessert with a dollop
     of whip cream and some cherries
     or chocolate shaving.
    (I used green cherries for
       fruit cakes at Christmas. I froze a
     few, thinking that maybe I could
     use them for St. Pat's desserts and 
    it worked well for this dessert).

    Chill at least 2 hrs. before serving,
    giving it time to thicken. 


    Other Irish desserts:
    Click on the name for the recipe.

    Fruit soaked in porter, topped
    with a Whiskey Cream Sauce.

    Made with frozen fruit,
    rhubarb, blueberries, raspberry, etc.

    Cooked in a cast-iron skillet.

    Thanks for your visit 💚

    Happy St. Patricks Day