St. Patricks Day Recipe & Giveaway

St. Patrick's Day Recipe & GiveawaySt. Patrick’s Day is on March 17! Are you ready? Some people may not consider this Irish holiday to be that major but our research shows that nearly 122 million Americans (39% of the population) say they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 83% of us wear green, 34% make a special dinner, 31% attend a party, and 25% of us decorate our homes or offices. St. Patrick’s Day spending reaches up to $4.14 billion in America alone! I think it’s safe to say that St. Patrick’s Day is no small holiday. This makes us wonder though, how many of us really know why we celebrate this March holiday? I am happy to say that has the 411 on good ol’ St. Patty’s day and I’m here to share it with ya! Patrick was originally born in Britain, not Ireland. He was kidnapped at age 16 and sent to Ireland as a slave. He eventually escaped but later believed that he’d been called to spread the word of God, so he went back to Ireland. Patrick was successful in bringing Christianity to Ireland and was said to have baptized 12,000 people in a single day! Patrick eventually died but his name lived on forever! Now we celebrate all over the world by turning everything green. We aren’t very sure where the color green plays a role in this holiday but hey it’s fun! How much green you ask? About 40 pounds of green dye are used to turn the Chicago River green.

We think it’s time that contributes to the green celebration! What better way to satisfy that need than with a shamrock shake?


St. Patricks Day Recipe and Giveaway


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.
  3. Pour into 12-ounce cups and serve each with a straw.
  4. Enjoy!

Join Memorable Gifts in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Enter to win a festive Irish beer mug like the one pictured with our shamrock shake. The luck of the Irish will be with our three giveaway winners. The competition will end on St. Patrick’s Day. We can almost see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Cheers!

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52 thoughts on “St. Patricks Day Recipe & Giveaway

  1. I use to go to Savannah to see the city turn the river green. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Wearing of the green and eating corned beef and cabbage (and of course a shamrock shake)!

  3. My favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition is making corned beef and cabbage with fried potatoes on the side.

  4. We go to a local pub every year called Bobby O’Briens. Great food and an awesome party!

  5. Me and my friends always go out to this irish bar downtown in my city. It’s tons of fun!

  6. My favorite tradition is doing some st patricks day baking, using lots of green food colouring ;) I bake different things each year, don’t really have a fave

  7. Every year we make corned beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes. Green beer and Irish music!

  8. I’ll be going to an Irish pub that just opened up in the city to enjoy some live music while trying Irish beer for the first time.

  9. I was born on st. Patricks day and I’m irish so to me this is the best day of the year. When I was little my grandmother always bought me a green outfit for my birthday.

  10. this year we began decorating a tree outside. it is decorated for every holiday. right now it has green clovers, hats and beads

  11. We like to make ruben subs for dinner. My kids never liked them but now that they are older they love them, go figure.

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