By Heidi Kristoffer
Posted on NaturalNews.com Monday, June 22, 2015
Peppermint leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 B.C., and today the herb still upholds some impressive healing properties:
-It is an excellent source of vitamin A and Vitamin C
-It is very soothing to the digestion
-It is very helpful in the nervous system
-It is a good choice for an energy boost
-It is even an effective pain reliever
-It is good for skin health and promotes clear skin
-It is also good for healthy hair by promoting the growth of hair
With such a useful and delicious culinary herb in the backyard, it is necessary to find some creative ways to use it in your food, following are three creative ways to use peppermint:
Mint Infused Cream
-1 cup heavy cream
-3-4 tablespoons fresh picked peppermint (torn or finely chopped)
-Add the cream to a small saucepan. Warm gently until there is just a hint of steam. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Add mint to the pan and cover. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and chill.
-You can use this mint cream as a base for hot cocoa, make ice cream, fudge popsicles, or turn it into chocolate icing.
Mint Whipped Cream
-1 cup mint infused cream
-1 tablespoon sugar
-Chill a metal bowl and add your cold cream and sugar. Whip with a hand mixer until soft peaks are formed. Be careful not to over whip real cream or you’ll just have mint infused butter.
-1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
-3 (2-inch) strips of lime rind
-Place mint leaves in a small bowl. Add strips of lime rind and hot Simple Syrup; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve; discard solids.
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