Do you know how important mint is? Are you still avoiding it like the plague? You aren’t the only mint-hater out there. The bitter taste of this beneficial herb is a turn off for many. So what do you do if mint-tea is not your cup of tea? Do you throw away your chances of sipping in the minty goodness? One way to counter your dislike is to block your nose and gulp down the unpleasant concoction…but you would want to actually enjoy the tea! Another is to think outside of the box and create a minty delight that tingles up your taste buds.
Here are three delicious, lip-smacking homemade mint extract recipes for you to try:
1. Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- 1 cup of soft butter
- 1 ¼ cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of mint extract
- 2 ½ cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 or ½ teaspoon of green food coloring
- Preheat the oven at 375F. In a medium bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Then in a large bowl beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, mint extract and food coloring to the mixture. Slowly add the content of the flour mixture in a larger bowl. After the baking mix has blended well, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Use a tablespoon to drop heaps of the cookie mix on an non-greased baking sheet. Make sure to keep the cookies 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges turn light brown. Remove the baking sheet once they are done.
Remember to cool the cookie down before chomping away!
- 115 g of sugar
- ½ cup water + 6 tablespoons more for the syrup
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 15-18 ice cubes
- 2 g of mint leaves or 2-3 teaspoon of lemon extract
- Some lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish.
- Take a small saucepan to dissolve the sugar in 6 tablespoons of water to make the sugar syrup. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature.
- Blend your sugar syrup with the remaining water, lemon juice, mint extract (or leaves) and ice cubes. Pulse the mixture to crush the ice and then process it until it gets slushy.
- Pour your drink in tall glasses and garnish them with lemon slices and mint leaves.
This frozen mint lemonade is the perfect way to cool off this summer!
- ½ cup low fat milk
- I/4 cup coffee
- 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate syrup
- 1-3 drops of mint extract
- Brew some coffee and then add stir in the mint extract and chocolate syrup.
- Heat your milk in the microwave.
- Pour the milk into your brewed coffee.
Kick-start your day with this minty delight!
Which one of these irresistible minty recipes are you dying to make?