Looking for a festive treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? This recipe offers a delicious twist on a classic dessert that is sure to delight your taste buds. By combining tart lime shells with sweet lemon-flavored gelatin, this dessert captures the essence of St. Patrick’s Day with its green and gold color scheme. Each lime pot is topped with a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of whipped cream, adding a touch of decadence and richness to this delightful dessert. So, whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party or simply want to indulge in something sweet, this dessert is the perfect choice to add some festive flair to your celebrations.


  • 3-oz. box of lemon-flavor gelatin
  • 6 limes
  • Sugar
  • Whipped cream


Line an eight-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, leaving several inches of overhang on each side. Combine box of lemon-flavor gelatin and one cup of boiling water in a medium bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in one cup of cold water and pour mixture into the baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill the gelatin for four hours or until firm.

Next, slice the gelatin into half-inch cubes. Cut off the top quarter of each of six limes, and, without cutting into the fruit, slice a thin layer of peel from the bottom of each lime to help the citrus stand upright. With a small knife, cut around the inside of each lime’s rind to loosen the pulp, then spoon it out to make a shell. Place a pinch of sugar and 1 teaspoon of whipped cream in the bottom of each shell. Finally, fill each lime pot with gelatin gold.


Serves 6