In the kitchen, try mint in teas and punches, desserts with chocolate, fruit salads, with new potatoes, and fresh peas. When using mint, remember that a little goes a long way; the flavor can easily overpower a good recipe. For a lovely garnish, candy mint leaves by brushing them with egg white frothed with water, then dust with powdered sugar and lay on waxed paper to crystallize.
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Chocolate Mint Sauce Serve warm chocolate mint sauce over ice cream, cake, or use it as a dip for fresh strawberries!
Peppermint Syrup The perfect way to preserve peppermint for easy use in tea, over ice cream, or chocolate cake. It can also be used as a base for jelly or sorbet.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Mint Here’s an easy way to enjoy your fresh mint while livening up a favorite summer vegetable.
Sandwich Ideas with Mint Try adding mint to your favorite sandwich fillings. It is sure to liven up the ordinary. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Ginger Mint Lemon Ale Ginger Ale jazzed up a bit!
Mint Julep This famous beverage is most often used with Kentucky bourbon. Refreshing!
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