15 Dreamy Irish Desserts
You're going to love these traditional and quirky Irish dessert recipes.
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Irish desserts become popular around St. Patrick's Day. But we think they should be enjoyed by everyone all year long. The traditional Irish desserts are especially perfect for any season!
So, we've collected our absolute favorite Irish dessert recipes for you to enjoy. We have delicious recipes for Irish apple cake with custard sauce, bread pudding with whiskey and caramel, and the ever-popular Guinness cake. With all of these irresistible recipes, you'll definitely be a fan of Irish desserts by the end of this collection (if you aren't already).
Enjoy these traditional Irish cakes, bread recipes, and more. And don't forget to take a look at our crazy-colorful St. Patrick's Day recipes for dessert. The rainbow poke cake recipe is our editor's favorite.
Traditional Irish Desserts
If you love baked goods, then you're going to be in heaven with these traditional Irish desserts. We'll start with scones, which are a classic treat. The recipe here is fluffy, sweet, and bursting with fresh blueberries.
We also have Irish apple cake that's drizzled with a healthy dose of custard sauce. Apples, rich cake, and creamy custard? Yes, please!
rish cakes and biscuits are legendary, and we wouldn't leave you without a fantastic recipe for Irish soda bread. It's full of brandy-soaked raisins, for a recipe that's just too fun to miss.
Still need more ideas? If you like Irish desserts with alcohol, then try this Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel Sauce. The title of the recipe really says it all... just make it.
- Irish Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel Sauce
Once you try this bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce, you'll wonder why no one thought to add whiskey to caramel before! This Irish treat is rich and delicious, with the perfect gooey center. Give it a try!
- Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
These blueberry scones are one of the best classic Irish recipes. They're fluffy, delicious, and absolutely perfect with a cup of Irish coffee.
- Irish Soda Bread with Brandy-Soaked Raisins
This classic Irish recipe can be enjoyed at any time of day, and we certainly wouldn't turn it down for dessert. Serve it with a smear of good butter (and perhaps a cup of Irish coffee) and enjoy your after-dinner indulgence.
- Irish Coffee Recipe
An Irish coffee is the perfect way to relax in the evening. This traditional drink is made with good black coffee, Irish whiskey, and plenty of whipped cream. It's a great option for when you don't want something overly sweet, but you still want a treat at the end of a long day.
If you're having fun with our Irish desserts with alcohol, then head on over to this collection of grown up recipes. 10 Boozy Dessert Recipes Worth Celebrating
Creative Irish Dessert Recipes
Once you've tried all of our favorite traditional Irish dessert recipes, it's fun to turn to some more contemporary ideas. These recipes are fun, colorful, and perfect for enjoying at any Irish-themed party.
Some of them show off fun colors and shapes - like the pot o' gold cake or the shamrock cookies. Try one of these recipes if you're looking for an Irish dessert without alcohol.
Other recipes are just a modern take on a classic dish, like this Irish Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake. The classics have never tasted so good!
- Irish Creme Brownies
Add a little magic to your favorite brownie recipe with this genius idea! These brownies are easy to make, and they would be a hit at any party. You can use liqueur or coffee creamer in this recipe, so it's easy to adapt to any crowd! This is one recipe you'll make year after year.
- St. Patrick's Day Mint Oreo Trifle
We love the look of these Mint Oreo Trifles! The green color is so cute, and we love the creamy texture of this easy Irish dessert. The crunchy cookies are the perfect complement to the pudding. Each bite is just a little taste of heaven.
- Shamrock Cookies
How cute are these sweet shamrock cookies? These sweet treats are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit, from their festive shape to their delicious flavor. Everyone is going to want a second (or third) cookie, so you might want to go ahead and make a second batch.
- Rainbow Poke Cake with Whipped Cream
Just looking at this Irish dessert makes us smile! This creative dessert will "wow" everyone at your table when they see it. And they'll be saying, "wow," again once they take a bite. This sweet treat will disappear faster than a real rainbow, so be sure to save a slice for yourself!
- Frosted Lucky Charms Treats
These festive St. Patrick's Day treats are kid-friendly and adorable! We love the gooey texture of the marshmallows and cereal, and the green frosting just makes the whole dessert look like it's ready for a party.
- Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe
We know Shamrock Shakes are a far cry from traditional Irish fare, but we can't help craving this modern classic dessert every March. Make this easy version at home and impress all of your friends and family with your dessert skills!
- No Bake Baileys Cheesecake
We're not sure that this recipe needs very much introduction. What's not to love about Bailey's, chocolate, and cheesecake? Layers of silky chocolate cheesecake get a luxurious (and boozy) flavor boost from one of our favorite liqueurs. You might want to save back a slice for yourself when you make this dessert for people, because it will definitely disappear in a hurry.
- Irish Cream Chocolate Boozy Brownies
Just when you thought that brownies couldn't be improved, these delicious Irish Cream Boozy Brownies come on the scene! These delicious Irish-inspired treats are the perfect indulgence for a St. Patrick's Day party. They're rich, chocolaty, and sure to please any crowd.
- Quick and Easy St. Patrick's Day Pudding Parfaits
How cute are these St. Patrick's Day pudding parfaits? The layers of eye-catching green pudding and sweet-and-crunchy Lucky Charms cereal are so creative and smart. We'd love to serve these as a festive after-school snack or at a kids St. Patrick's Day party. Just be sure to make extra for when the adults sneak off with a parfait for themselves!
This is one of our favorite Irish recipes, and we think you'll love it too! Guinness Onion Soup
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