Once a year, people around the globe delight in Irish culture to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Along with this holiday come wonderful treats, beer, parties, and of course, green. Since we pride ourselves on knowing a thing or two about green at SweetLeaf®, we wanted to give you our best tips and tricks for sugar swaps this St. Patty’s Day.
Swap the Sugar for Something Sweeter
Planning a St. Patty’s Day celebration? You can’t forget the cupcakes. Reduce the guilt and make everyone feel like they’ve struck gold by replacing traditional sugar with Better Than Sugar! from SweetLeaf®. Our Better Than Sugar! product measures and bakes just like real sugar, but comes from a plant. Your guests won’t even know that you’ve snuck a little extra green in their treats with the help of stevia.
Create Festive Cocktails with an added twist!
Want to pour something your guests will love, without all that sugar? We’ve got you covered. Using our SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops®, you can create your own Irish cocktails that give your guests a bubbly treat to sip on. By replacing the sugar, you can celebrate guilt-free for as long as the Irish jigs are playing. Our favorite cocktail mash-up?
The Four Leaf Clover
1 Cup Champagne
2-3 Drops of SteviaClear®
1 Drop of Food Coloring [Green of Course]
1/2 Cup of Lime Sparkling Water
If cocktails aren’t for you, a mocktail Irish coffee is a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patty’s day in style. With our SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops® you can sweeten up your latte without adding sugar to it. A simple recipe can be made for all of your friends as you celebrate into the wee hours of the morning.
Irish Coffee Mocktail
2 Cups of Brewed Coffee
1 Drop Vanilla Creme Sweet Drops®
1 Drop Caramel Sweet Drops®
½ Cup of Steamed Milk [We Prefer Oat Milk]
Shake Things Up
The final treat we’d recommend for your St. Patty’s Day celebration is, of course, the infamous Shamrock Shake. We’re doing it a little differently with the use of coconut milk and our Peppermint SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops® for a fun and festive treat that will leave you feeling lucky.
Coconut Shamrock Shake
½ to 1 tsp. SweetLeaf® Peppermint Sweet Drops®
2 Cans of Coconut Milk
1 Cup of Spinach, fresh
½ tsp. Peppermint extract
2 cups of ice
Now that you’ve got some sugar-free celebration tips on your side, you can celebrate St. Patty’s Day to the fullest. Any holiday celebration can be made sweeter with plant-based stevia sweeteners – this helps cut back on your processed sugar intake without cutting back on the fun.
Find more tips and tricks on our Instagram – @sweetleafstevia!