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Sacramento’s 5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Beer might be the first food group you think of when you think of St. Patrick’s Day, but your sweet tooth will be green with envy this year if you leave it off your list of celebratory treats. To help satisfy your Irish-themed craving, we put together a list Sacramento’s 5 best St. Patrick’s Day desserts. March 17 is coming quickly, so grab a bite before it’s too late!

1. Ettore’s Macaroons & Cookies
Macaroons and cookies are among the variety of St. Patrick’s Day desserts offered by Ettore’s. Filled with a minty chocolate center, the green macaroons are half dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with shamrocks. Their pot of gold cookies have chocolate icing, a gold-colored cookie with frosting nuggets, and a sugar four-leaf clover. ettores.com


2. Gunther’s Ice Cream’s Baileys Irish Cream Ice Cream
If you like the Gunther’s monthly ice cream flavors, just wait ’till you try March’s feature: Baileys Irish Cream ice cream made with Irish whiskey and dairy cream. You can enjoy it on St. Paddy’s Day or all month long as a cup or a cone (or how about a sundae?). gunthersicecream.com


3. SusieCakes Bakery’s Guinness Chocolate Cupcake
Still want beer but not a hangover? These cupcakes have Guinness mixed into the chocolate cake batter and are topped with Baileys Irish Cream buttercream. A sprinkle of candy shamrocks complete these truly Irish treats. SusieCakes is also offering shamrock shaped frosted sugar cookies for a limited time. And if you’re hoping for some green in the months ahead, their chocolate cupcake with mint icing has a tad of green in the buttercream all year long. susiecakes.com


4. Rick’s Dessert Diner’s Grasshopper Cheesecake
Don’t worry, there’s no grasshoppers mixed in with these ingredients. The cheesecake is made with chopped mint wafers and Cream de Menthe. Mint is a popular St. Patrick’s Day flavor because of its color…and because, quite honestly, shamrocks don’t taste very good. If you like minty desserts (or if you haven’t checked out Rick’s new location yet), this is the one for you. ricksdessertdiner.com

grasshopper cheesecake

5. Pushkin’s Bakery’s Andé Mint Vegan Cupcake
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean the luck of the Irish will skip over you. Pushkin’s offers a vegan cupcake made with chocolate cake and topped with mint icing. The menu changes daily, so make sure it’s available when you crave it this St. Patrick’s Day. pushkinsbakery.com


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Leticia Lopez

Leticia Lopez is a journalism student at CSU, Sacramento. She enjoys talking to people about their passions, and writing stories that define the involvement of a community. Her interests include The Beatles, local themed events, and food.

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