Expecially good in browines or added to cocoa.
Takes a month to become extract so prepare early for the holiday season
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- 1 c
- 1/2 c
- fresh mint leaves (i use peppermint but some prefer spearmint)
1Pack leaves flat in the bottom of a glass jar and cover with vodka. put in a cool dark place for about a month. Check for flavor. If you want it stronger just set back for another week. Take out and put through a seive and bottle your extract.
2A great gift in a basket with other extracts and seasonings.
3Bonus recipe for use with the peppermint extract you just made
Peppermint Cream Coffee Flavoring You can Make Yourself
■1/2 Cup Dutch process cocoa
■3/4 Cup International Delight Coffee Creamer (I like the Breve Sweet Cream flavor)
■3/4 Cup Sugar
■1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Blend all the ingredients together and store in an airtight jar and you’ll have enough to flavor your coffee for the couple weeks around Christmas. Fabulous way to transform your cup of java into a delightful holiday treat!