Do you know that there are more than 7500 types of mint in the world? Some are edibles and some are ornamental. We came across some of the mints such as Peppermint, Spearmint, Lavender Mint, Chocolate Mint, Lemon Mint, Strawberry Mint, Banana Mint, Orange Mint, Pineapple Mint and so on.
The great thing about mint is that it smells heavenly and it’s super easy to grow. Be creative and unleash your imagination when it comes to mint usage!
Mint can help with digestion and relieve headaches. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals.
Here are the top 6 amazing things you can do with mints!
1. Make Your Own Mint Tea
Prune 5 to 10 fresh mint leaves, depends on how strong you want it. Tear the leaves and place in a tea strainer. Pour boiling water over the leaves and wait for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy your fresh mint tea.
If you are a fan of coffee, can try Ice Hazelnut Mint which smells and tastes like an iced minty coffee drink. This rare mint is hardly found in nurseries.
2. Add Mint To Your Salad
3. Dry The Mint And Make Potpourri
Mint aroma soothes our senses and we can easily create a delightful smelling mint potpourri. Apple Mint leaves are often used to make potpourri to ward off unwanted pests in kitchen.
How to make potpourri?
Dry mint leaves using dehydrator at the lowest temperature. Once dried, chop slightly and put into a little sachet. Secure with a ribbon here is your potpourri!
4. Make Minty Lime or Fruit Fizzler
Muddle 5 to 8 fresh mint leaves and some stevia leaves in the bottom of a glass. Add ice, lime and club soda.
Not enough? Add an ounce of white rum and turn this into mojito! Oh yea, you can use fresh Lavender Mint for a twist on traditional mojito!
5. Make Mint Butter
Homemade mint butter is incredibly easy to make.
Cream one stick of softened butter, 5 to 8 chopped mint leaves and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Transfer the butter to a container and cover it. Store in the refrigerator for 3 hours before use.
The mint butter will keep for several days and it goes well with mashed potatoes and toast.
6. Garnish Ice-Cream With Mint
Ice-crem and mint pair beautifully. Blend lemon juice with mint leaves. Pour the blended juice on the ice-cream and sprinke your ice-cream with chopped fresh mint.
Try Berries and Cream Mint if you haven’t. Delicious.