3 Creative Ways to Use Peppermint

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

Ingredients

-1 cup heavy cream
-3-4 tablespoons fresh picked peppermint (torn or finely chopped)

Directions

-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

Ingredients

-1 cup mint infused cream
-1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

-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.

Mint-Lime Syrup

Ingredients

-1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
-3 (2-inch) strips of lime rind

Directions

-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.

Article courtesy of NaturalNews.com

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  • September 14, 2015 at 2:40 am
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    Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one!
    It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same
    layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

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