11 Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Desserts to Buy in Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and while we’re missing our favorite festivities, we can fill that void with lots of sweets! Local restaurants and bakeries are getting creative to offer special St. Patrick’s Day desserts for families. Here are some of our favorite green, minty and simply delicious desserts that will put your whole family in the Irish spirit.

Get Lucky Shake at JoJo’s Shake Bar


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The mint shake at JoJo’s Shake Bar doesn’t hold back on extra toppings like a rainbow sugar cookie and chocolate-covered pretzels. You can easily share one milkshake with the family. If you want a warmer drink, order the Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate with fun toppings as well.

Lucky Cereal Cake at Sugargoat


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Lucky Charms fans can now enjoy their favorite cereal as a dessert. You’ll find bright spring colors of buttercream in between the vanilla cake layers. On top, treat yourself to a generous amount of colorful marshmallows.

St. Patrick’s Cone at Rainbow Cone 

Show off your Irish pride by ordering the St. Patrick’s Cone with orange sherbet, vanilla and pistachio. The South Side ice cream shop is also offering a Shamrock Sundae with mint flake and chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone bowl.


Lucky Charm Hotter Chocolate at BomboBar


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A mint flavor of hot chocolate already sounds delicious. BomboBar makes the drink even more exciting with a waffle filled with custard, Lucky Charm marshmallows, mint Oreo cookie, rainbow sour strap and sprinkles. Don’t forget about the mini bombolini on top, too!

Mint Chocolate Shakes at Portillo’s

  • Various locations in city and suburbs

For a limited time, Portillo’s is offering two St. Patrick’s Day-themed milkshake versions — Mint Chocolate Shake and Mint Chocolate Cake Shake. We bet those chocolate cake bits taste amazing with the mint flavor.

Lucky Charm Macarons at Vanille


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Treat your family to a dozen green macarons to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, inside, they’ll be delighted to find some Lucky Charm-inspired marshmallows. Maybe we’ll have to order more than a dozen!

Emerald Dipped Donuts at Stan’s Donuts

  • Various locations in city and suburbs

You have a variety of green treats to choose from at Stan’s Donuts. Our favorite might be the Emerald Dipped Donuts — we love that bright green color. You can also enjoy Green River Glazed donuts, Green Mint Hot Chocolate, Irish Cream Cold Brew and Mint Cream Cold Brew, Mint Oreo shakes and more.

Green River Cheesecake at Eli’s Cheesecake

If you’re missing the iconic green river this year, you can still have some green in your life with this collaboration between Eli’s Cheesecake and Green River Soda. The rich neon lime cheesecake comes topped with lime gelee and it’s baked on an all-butter shortbread cookie crust. 

Lucks O’ Charm at XO Marshmallow


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This frozen mint white chocolate drink isn’t complete without a shamrock-shaped marshmallow and a sour rainbow candy. You can also order the shamrock marshmallows separately to enjoy with your favorite hot chocolate at home. 

Matcha Milkshake at Xurro


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  • Address: Various locations in city and suburbs

We love matcha. We love churros milkshakes. Xurro is combining the two for this special March milkshake. Of course, you can expect amazing toppings like a churro ring, marshmallows and sprinkles.

St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs at Sugar Bliss


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Because even if spring is almost here, we know there are still some cold Chicago days ahead. Order some fun St Patrick’s Day-themed hot chocolate bombs. Sugar Bliss also has St. Patrick’s Day cookie decorating kits and other treats available.

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