Lime Sherbet Floats { Green Recipes for St Patrick Day }

If you are looking for green recipes for St Patrick Day — that are kid friendly too — I’ve got something for you: Lime Sherbet Floats!

Lime Sherbet Floats { Green Recipes for St Patrick Day }
Lime Sherbet Floats isn’t really a recipe…there are just two ingredients and just a couple steps. But, if you are anything like me, having some green recipes can be important stuff this time of the year, so sharing our yearly tradition — no matter how easy — is a must.

Having Lime Sherbet Floats for St Patrick Day started years ago from my desire to always do fun stuff for holidays, but having very little time (or desire) this one particular year to bake up one of the many green recipes I was seeing for cupcakes or cookies. On the first year that I we made these, I knew I had stumbled onto my laziest of all holiday treats. But, hey….I’m always baking and making stuff, so I seriously doubt skipping the baking on St Patrick’s Day is going to hurt.

While I do love how easy (and green) these are, want to know the best part? The kids LOVING them. See, I never think of having things like root beer floats, so having Lime Sherbet Floats are a real treat in our house and I get a kick out of seeing them enjoy something so simple and inexpensive.

To make Lime Sherbet Floats, you will need some lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda. You can use any brand you wish — I went with what was inexpensive.

TIP: If you are going to make Lime Sherbet Floats for St Patricks Day, try to buy the lime sherbet several days before St Patrick’s Day — last year I was driving all over town because I waited too long.

Lime Sherbet Floats { Green Recipes for St Patrick Day }

Grab a clear glass and fill it with scoops of lime sherbet. If you don’t have clear glasses, you can use any cup or glass you might have, but having clear is nice so you can actually see all the green. I used pint sized canning jars for ours, which I think looks really great.

Lime Sherbet Floats { Green Recipes for St Patrick Day }

Pour the lemon-lime soda over the sherbet you just placed in your glass. Be careful…it will foam up and rise!

Lime Sherbet Floats { Green Recipes for St Patrick Day }

If you wish, add straws to your glass. I got these cute striped paper straws at Target. You’ll probably want spoons too so you can scoop out and eat the sherbet.

Lime Sherbet Floats

And that’s it! If your kids are like mine, it will be gone almost as quickly as they are made.

Lime Sherbet Floats ( green recipes for St Patricks Day)

Enjoy! And happy St Patrick’s Day to you and your family!

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. So easy and so adorable! I better go pick up some lime sherbet tomorrow so I’m ready!

  2. What a great fun treat! I love the mason jars!

  3. I love sherbet! I’ll have to give this a try.

  4. Yummy!! My kids are going to love these! What a simple and fun treat!

  5. Oh, my gosh, how cute are these? Lime Sherbet Floats are a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day!!

    Hope you have a good weekend! :)

    Joy @

  6. Oh my! a root-beer float for St. Patrick’s! How fun!

    hugs x

  7. Yum! Easy idea…love it! I hope you stop by and link. We love all things party!

  8. This is a great St. Patrick’s Day drink and I know it will be perfect when the weather starts to get warm. How refreshing for a summer treat. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday.


  9. Leticia760 says:

    We make this for baby and bridal showers in a large punch bowl with rainbow sherbert or any flavor all /orangepink. Looks so pretty and tasty!

  10. these look great and refreshing but sweet! A perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!Checking these out from Mandy’s recipe box link party!

  11. I love this kind of punch. I’m so doing this on St. Patty’s day. Thanks for bringing the idea back.

    Shannon ~

  12. Hi Brandie,
    I would not be able to resist your Lime Sherbet Float, on of my all time favorites! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from

  14. This looks super fun and yummy!

  15. How yummy! I’m featuring you this week for Friday Favorites!


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