Ireland is famous for its lush green landscape and rolling hills. When it comes to food, Irish cuisine is known for stews, colcannon, and of course, beer!
But believe it or not, Irish desserts deserve their fair share of praise, too.
I did some digging around and found some truly delicious recipes for Irish treats that you just have to try.
From classic soda bread to something a little boozy, your guests will feel so lucky when you whip up these 24 Irish Desserts.
Soda bread gets its name from the use of baking soda over yeast. It’s really that simple.
But this humble bread doesn’t just have to be a quick side for dinner.
With this recipe, you’ll add in some oats for texture and chocolate chips because… well, chocolate!
Serve it warm with some honey and butter, and you’ll never want it plain again.
With fall in full swing, there’s nothing better than an apple cake fresh from the oven.
This dessert is perfect with an afternoon coffee. It’s not too sweet and has chunks of apple with a scone-like texture, making it totally acceptable for breakfast.
I think Shamrock shakes should be available year-round.
Mint-chip ice cream tastes just as good in winter is it does in the spring.
This recipe is easy to make for kids and adults. Just don’t get the glasses mixed up!
With just 6 ingredients, you can have a homemade box of whiskey truffles in no time.
The combination of whiskey and chocolate is surprisingly good, and the honey works to cut through the bitterness perfectly.
This traditional fruit cake is not for those who like delicate, sweet flavors.
Made with dark porter ale, you can still taste it after baking. Plus, you should add a drizzle while the cake is still warm to help keep the cake moist.
This sweet bread is made with raisins, sultanas, and glace cherries.
Popular around Halloween, you will often find trinkets baked into the dough. These trinkets are meant to show you what’s coming in the following year.
I never understood having coffee after a meal… until I found out you can lace it with whiskey!
Mix your hot coffee with whiskey and sugar, then use a spoon to gently top with heavy cream for a decadent and warm liquid dessert.
No, I haven’t gone mad.
Yes, this is really candy made with potato.
Make sure you start with extra smooth potatoes for the best results.
Once you try these out and realize how good they are, why not switch it up with some Nutella?
Think of this as the Irish cousin to honeycomb.
A sugar thermometer is a must for this recipe. It can go from ‘hard crack’ to burnt in the blink of an eye!
Buttery and crumbly, shortbread is such a simple but delicious treat.
What makes it Irish?
This recipe calls for Irish butter! Trust me, its worth it.
Also known as millionaire shortbread, this recipe combines buttery shortbread with sweet caramel and chocolate.
If you want to really make it Irish, add a little whiskey or Baileys into the caramel.
Irish oat cookies are a little less sweet than normal, focusing more on the Irish butter flavor.
Perfect with a cuppa (cup of tea), they are crispy on the edges and deliciously chewy in the middle.
This recipe comes together in just 10 minutes.
Smooth and silky chocolate mixes perfectly with an Irish cream syrup for a grown-up dessert that will leave you licking the bowl.
Flapjacks are such a traditional recipe, and everyone has their own preference.
With just 4 ingredients, these are so easy to change up, depending on your mood.
These are the perfect little cookies for St. Patrick’s Day.
If you want to go that extra mile, add some mint extract instead of vanilla to get that real Shamrock flavor.
This is a big favorite of Brits. The only thing they argue about is if it should be served with ice cream or custard.
Being naturally sweetened with dates, you won’t feel guilty about that incredible toffee sauce.
If you’re looking for something a little different this Christmas, why not try out something that screams Irish Christmas?
The ingredients list is long and includes carrots, breadcrumbs, plums, and a pint of Guinness.
But if you put in the time and top it with brandy sauce, I promise you’ll never look back.
The Irish lemon tart differs from other lemon tarts by being a little milder in flavor.
However, the shortbread crust and luscious lemon custard are a great combination for any occasion.
Bread pudding is a cheap but easy dessert.
Made with bread slices, sultanas, and a sweet egg mixture, it makes a lovely warm dessert.
I like to soak my raisins in hot tea to add another layer of flavor.
Not only does this recipe take it up a notch by using croissant, but they want you to soak your raisins in whisky.
I don’t think I need to go on…
Again, you’re gonna have to trust me.
The potato mixture acts like a pastry in this recipe and works so well with the spiced apples.
The cake in this recipe is moist and has such a tender crumb crust, that it would be perfectly acceptable alone.
But once you try this Bailey’s glaze, you’re probably going to want to put it on everything.
The espresso powder in the cheesecake will really help to bring out that Bailey’s flavor. But if you can’t find any, this recipe will still be crazy good without it.
Looking for a little less chocolate? Try using a shortbread base instead.
Scones are so versatile that you can serve with cream, jam, honey, butter, fresh fruit, or even bacon.
How are these different from English scones? These have citrus rinds included for a more unique flavor.
One last recipe with potatoes!
This pie is more like a souffle cake, in that it will lose its height as it cools.
Whatever you call it, the orange and whiskey flavors are so good, you won’t need anything on the side.
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