St. Patrick’s Day Dessert

Antique engraving of 'Emigrants leaving Ireland'Image via Wikipedia

Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone is a wee bit Irish. St. Patrick is one of the world’s most popular saints, along with St. Valentine and St. Nicholas. He was known for bringing Christianity to all of Ireland. When the potato famine struck in Ireland, many people immigrated to the United States. They brought their traditions and love of St. Patrick with them.

Shamrocks and leprechauns are associated with this day. Wearing something green, and even preparing and serving something green is traditional on this day.

Here is an easy but tasty green dessert.

St. Patrick’s Green Mountain

1 (3 ounce) package lime flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup whipping cream
1 banana, optional

In a medium bowl, add boiling water (adult needs to do this) to the green gelatin. Whisk it a little until all is dissolved.

Refrigerate about 1 hour until the mixture is partially set, or jiggles a little and is about the consistency of thick egg whites.

Then, in a deep chilled bowl, whip the cream until thick enough to form peaks. Fold this into the cooled gelatin. Add a sliced banana, if you wish.

Pour into dessert dishes or into a serving bowl. Sprinkle top with crushed cookies or shredded coconut.

Simple, but good.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

Chef Crombie

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