Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Shamrock Shake


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Looking for a last minute St. Patrick’s Day treat?! Dark Chocolate and Irish cream make this sophisticated Shamrock Shake over the rainbow!~Amy🍀

Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Shamrock Shake

4 cups double dark chocolate gelato or ice cream, softened
3 tablespoons Irish cream barista syrup, like Torani
1 cup vanilla ice cream
Dark chocolate shavings
Pirouline cookies, optional

Blend together chocolate gelato or ice cream with syrup.
Pour into individual glasses, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with additional Irish cream syrup, generously sprinkle with chocolate shavings and garnish with a cookie.

Makes 4 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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Black Shamrock Cheesecake


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Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day? I love the flavors of Chocolate and Irish Cream, here is my recipe for decadent chocolate cheesecake. A chocolate lover’s dream, with a hint of Irish Creme.
Wherever you go, and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be ever with you!
~Amy

Black Shamrock Cheesecake:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line sides of a 7 or 8 inch spring form pan with parchment paper, set aside.

Crust:
12 chocolate wafer cookies
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted

In a small food processor, crush cookies, add sugar and mix together.

Pour in melted butter and process until cookie mixture is well blended.
Press into the bottom of the spring form pan.
Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Filling:
7oz Lindt or good quality 70% or 85% dark chocolate, melted
3 8oz packages cream cheese at room temperature
3 tbsp Dutch Processed Cocoa
3/4 cup+1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp Torani Irish Cream Syrup
3 eggs

On a low speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in cocoa powder.
Add sugar and blend. Add syrup and repeat.
Add eggs one at a time, continuing to blend on low speed. Add melted chocolate.
When mixed, pour into prepared pan.
If desired, wrap the bottom in foil and place in a baking pan.
Place pan in oven and fill pan with about 1 inch of water.
Bake for about 1 hour, or until set but still wobbly.
Cool completely.
Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
Top with Irish Cream Ganache, refrigerate until topping is set.
Serve with Irish Whipped Cream

Irish Cream Ganache:
3 oz 70% or 85% chocolate, broken into pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp Irish Cream syrup

In a small saucepan heat cream, add chocolate pieces and stir until smooth.
Stir in syrup and mix. Pour over cooled cheesecake and refrigerate until set.
About 1 hour.

Whipped Irish Cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp Irish Cream Syrup

In a medium sized bowl beat cream, sugar, and syrup until soft peaks form.

Makes 10-12 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Luck o’ The Irish Cream Doughnuts


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The warm and comforting flavor of Irish cream will keep you feeling lucky all day! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~Amy 🍀

Luck o’ The Irish Cream Doughnuts

Batter:

1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp Irish Cream Syrup, Torani, or other barista brand
Raw sugar for decoration

In a medium sized bowl whisk together dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk together, egg and sour cream. Add syrup and vanilla, blend. Whisk in milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients and blend until just smooth.

Heat doughnut machine* and bake according to manufacturers instructions. Remove to a cooling rack. Ice warm doughnuts with frosting, and sprinkle with sugar if desired.

Irish Cream Icing:

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp Irish Cream Syrup
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp milk
1/4 tsp bourbon vanilla

In a small bowl or food processor, whisk ingredients until smooth.

Makes 24 mini or 12 small doughnuts

* Baby Cakes Electric Mini Doughnut Maker

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Savory Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Hand Pastries


Using the traditional Irish flavors of corned beef and cabbage, paired with the fresh spring taste of rosemary, these delicious savory pastries take you right to the heart of Ireland.  ~Amy

Using the traditional Irish flavors of corned beef and cabbage, paired with the fresh spring taste of rosemary, these delicious savory pastries take you right to the heart of Ireland.
~Amy

Savory Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Hand Pastries

1 pie crust, purchased or homemade

1/4 pound deli corned beef, shaved
1/2 cup Kerrygold Irish Dubliner Cheddar or gruyere cheese, grated
2-3 small red or white potatoes, cut into small pieces
2 small carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1 sprig rosemary, minced
1 egg beaten, plus 1 tbsp water
Sea salt
Fresh cracked pepper

In a medium sized saucepan, steam or boil carrots and potatoes covered, until just tender. Add cabbage and remove from heat. Cover and let rest for a couple of minutes to soften. Drain and toss with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in rosemary.

Heat oven to 400 degrees

On a lightly floured board, lightly roll crust. Cut into 4 large circles. Place circles on to a large parchment lined baking sheet. Evenly divide the corned beef and place in the center of each pastry. Top with vegetable mixture and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold and press edges together to seal, using egg wash if necessary. Brush pastries with egg wash. Finish with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt. Slash top.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 4 large pastries

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Iced Irish Cream Crio Bru


I absolutely love this drink! Crio Bru is a brewed drink that is made from ground, roasted cocoa beans, and pressed or filtered like coffee. It is delicious, especially when paired with a little Irish Cream and a splash of half and half. It is good both hot or iced!  ~Amy

I absolutely love this drink! Crio Bru is a brewed drink that is made from ground, roasted cocoa beans, and pressed or filtered like coffee. It is delicious, especially when paired with a little Irish Cream and a splash of half and half. It is good both hot or iced!
~Amy

Iced Irish Cream Crio Bru

Ingredients:
2 tbsp Crio Bru Cavalla, brewed and cooled
2 tbsp Torani Irish Cream, barista syrup
Half and half
Crushed ice

Placed crushed ice into a tall glass. Add Crio Bru, syrup, and a splash of half and half, swirl to mix. Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving

*Cavalla is the flavor of ground cocoa beans

Recipe by Amy Richardson