10 Desserts Made Better by Irish Whiskey
March 12, 2015
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, try these spirited and delicious desserts
Enjoy These Boozy Recipes
Irish whiskey is a staple ingredient for many of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, but have you considered using it in your party desserts? Well, friend, if you’re looking to satiate yourself and imbibe simultaneously, have we got the recipe roundup for you. Our classic chocolate whiskey cake recipe will have your guests drowning in a chocolate euphoria. The honey-whiskey popcorn recipe will satisfy those sweet-and-savory fanatics. Yogurt Irish cupcakes will keep that party buzz going. And there's much more.
Boozy Irish Potato Candies
Irish potato candies have very little to do with actual potatoes. An old Philadelphia tradition created to acknowledge the Irish potato "famine," these sweet cream cheese- and coconut-rolled treats are dusted in cinnamon to look like little potatoes. Add some authentic Irish whiskey to them and you’ll definitely increase their “Irishness.”
Celtic Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce
“Apples have always played an important part in Irish folklore, tradition, and diet, so it’s no surprise to find apple desserts in great supply and variety," says Margaret Johnson, Irish food expert and cookbook author. "This apple crumble, sometimes called ‘apple crunch’ when the apples are first cooked to soften them, is flavored with a respectable dose of Irish whiskey and topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble. Serve it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce (recipe follows).” Johnson uses Kerrygold Irish butter to make this crumble. The butter, churned from the milk of grass-fed cows that graze in Ireland’s lush pastures, has a creamy richness and a remarkably golden color from the beta-carotene in the grass. It is the preferred butter of many seasoned bakers.
Recipe courtesy of Kerrygold Butter.
Chocolate Whiskey Cake
A decadent treat made with whiskey-soaked raisins and a whiskey-infused glaze. It is a must-try for any dessert, chocolate, or whiskey fan.
Looking for a treat that is boozy, salty, and sweet? We’ve got exactly what you’ve been craving. This recipe makes for a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day party dish; just be sure to warn guests of its alcoholic content!
Luck of the Irish Cream
This everso slightly healthier recipe is perfect if you're looking for a liquid and boozy dessert to cap of your Paddy’s Day celebrations. Plus, it won’t destroy your diet.
Maia Yogurt Irish Brownies
These brownies are super boozy and super indulgent. With layers of chocolate and liquor to get through, make sure that you don’t get behind the wheel after a few of these bad boys!
Whiskey Irish Soda Bread
Irish soda bread is a time-honored, traditional Irish recipe. Mixed with an assortment of spices or dried fruits, Irish soda bread really absorbs the nuances of whatever subtle ingredients are used. It takes on a whole new dimension when bold whiskey is infused into the dough.
Recipe courtesy of Celebrity Chef & TV Personality Kristin Sollenne
Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Irish Whiskey, Honey and Cream
To really get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit this year, start your day off right with a bowl of steel-cut oats made with Irish whiskey. It’s a great way to kick of St. Patrick's Day — or to fight a nasty hangover the morning after.