Shamrock floats are a festive St. Patrick’s Day drink recipe that everyone can enjoy. They’re perfect to make at home or for a school party. Filled with green sherbet, lemon lime soda and a special ingredient, you have to try this delicious green St. Patrick’s Day drink.
Green St. Patrick’s Day Drink
A couple years ago I was helping out in my son’s classroom for their St. Patrick’s Day party. I volunteered to bring drinks and decided to do something a little more fun and festive that just bringing in bottles of soda or juice boxes. I decided to take some inspiration from my popular Cupid Floats and make something just as fun but green!
That year I made these delicious green drinks by simply combining green sherbet with some lemon lime soda. However, this year I decided to spruce them up a bit and make them even better! This time I added a splash of pina colada mix that really makes this drink incredible!
How To Make A Festive St. Patrick’s Day Drink
This recipe is really about adjusting the ingredients to the size of the cup you’re making. When I made these for the class party, I had to reduce the amount of each ingredient because the cups were so small. Obviously, this isn’t rocket science, so I’m sure you’ll nail it.
- Fill your glass about 3/4 of the way to the top
- Add 2 scoops of lime sherbet
- Add a splash of pina colada mix
- Use half a strip of rainbow candy for garnish
- Cut off the ends of a green piece of licorice and use it as your straw
Shamrock Floats Ingredients
- Lemon lime soda
- Lime sherbet
- Pina colada mix
- Rainbow candy
- Green licorice
More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
- St. Patrick’s Parfait Recipe
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Blarney Stone St. Patrick’s Craft
- St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bag Toppers
- Rainbow Jello Treats
St. Patrick’s Day Drink Recipe
These Shamrock floats are a perfect way to celebrate with your friends and family! Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you liked them or tag us on social media because we would love to see how you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day!
Shamrock Floats Recipe
- 2 scoops Lime Sherbet
- 8 oz Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 oz pina colada mix, just a splash
- Whipped Cream
- 1 Rainbow candy
- 1 Green licorice straw
- Fill your glass so that it's about 3/4 full of soda
- Add a two scoops of lime sherbet
- Add a splash of pina colada mix
- Top with whipped cream
- Add a green licorice straw and a piece of candy for garnish
Really Delicious! It was a really fun way to celebrate! We bought pina colada fanta which worked! Wishing you the luck of the Irish!
Tip: make sure your liquid is chilled so the ice cream doesn’t melt.
Such a great tip!
These floats are so fun to make! We loved the candy rainbows!
I’m so glad you loved them! Those candy rainbows are my kids’ favorite part too.:)
Shamrock floats are my weakness in life! I cannot wait to try making this delicious drink.
LOL, let me know how they turn out!
A classic float that’s perfect for the holiday! My favorite holiday and float by far!
Looks awesome! I can make this at home now, definitely a huge hit on the table!
Thanks! Let me know how they turn out.
These shamrock float drinks are super cute!! Love the color!!
I don’t know what i love more — the pretty translucent color, the flavors, or the super fun name. This is a win all around!
Thanks Chrissie, you’re too sweet!
That rainbow on top is just perfection! Such a fun way to celebrate the holiday.
Oh! Another super cute idea for St. Patrick’s! My mouth is watering! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time
Love these! Perfect for St. Paddy’s Day! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED 🙂
Oh these look perfect. I have to pin tnis one for things I need to make for st Patrick’s day! Thank you so much for joining us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.
Thanks for the party Kelly-Anne! Always happy to have you stop by!
This reminds me of my childhood and every church function I ever attended…it’s a good memory!
Hahaha! I feel the same! Thanks for stopping by Colleen!
Thanks for reminding me of these delicious, refreshing drinks. Like others, I’ve had these at showers and teas, but how perfect for St. Patty’s!! Will be pinning.
Thanks for stopping by Kim!
Oh these look FUN! Pinned to my St Patricks day board!!
Stephanie, these sound delightful and so fun for St. Patty’s. Thanks for sharing at #BestoftheWeekend – you are a feature!
I’m sure my grandsons would love those ☺️ #KCACOLS
Im sure he would too! 🙂
Wow these look so cool and yummy. no doubt my kids will love these! #fortheloveofblog
Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Floats are my absolute fave, and this is so perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you so much for sharing!
The floats look yummy and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day 🙂
Thanks for them compliment! I appreciate you stopping by!
This is one of our favorite St. Patricks day traditions. My husbands family served these every year as he grew up and now we serve these to our family. I have never thought of using a green licorice straw to drink with though. That would makes this even a little bit more fun. I will have to try it this year, thanks!
Yes! Try the licorice straws- my kids LOVE them!
I’m so excited for the possibility of working with you guys! Thanks so much for considering me!
Stephanie, I love these yummy drinks made with sherbet and soda! (I believe I had some at my own wedding! But I think it was raspberry sherbet). I had forgotten about this super easy, uncommonly delicious drink. Thanks for reminding me!
You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by! (Ps. I was just going through some applications for joining our team- yours is VERY impressive! Expect to hear from us soon!) 🙂