Peppermint Flavor Extracts: 5 Wild Facts About Peppermint (w/ Recipe)
In honor of our brand new peppermint extract flavor, we’ve done a little research on this classic herb and flavor. Today we’d like to share the five wildest facts about peppermint that we came across in our research. If you have a favorite of your own, share it with other Amoretti fans on our Facebook page. Also, stay tuned for a quick and easy peppermint brownie recipe that you can make in the microwave!
5 Wild Facts About Peppermint
- Peppermint oil is a great muscle relaxant. It can be applied topically to sore and strained muscles. Or, it can be ingested in tea, baked goods, or any other format you might create to soothe an upset stomach. Many people drink peppermint tea when they have a minor stress-related headache.
- The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint.
- Despite having Mediterranean origins, the peppermint plant only grows in Europe and North America.
- Not only does peppermint oil offer health benefits for those who ingest it and apply it topically; just breathing peppermint oil can help re-energize your body. It’s no wonder that peppermint oil is so popular in aromatherapy!
- Peppermint is the #1 selling hard candy (chocolate-flavored candy excluded).
In late April, we published a quick, three-minute microwave peppermint brownie recipe. Since then, we’ve released a brand new line of delicious flavor extracts for baking. Our Peppermint Extract, one of the top-sellers from the new product line makes the three-minute brownie recipe even better. In case you missed it the first time, we’re sharing it again with the extract flavor instead of the peppermint drink syrup.
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 drop Peppermint Extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a mug. Once melted, add the butter, and stir. Next, add the peppermint extract. (Use only a drop, otherwise you’ll have a very bitter mug of brownie on your hand!) Add the sugar, and the flour. Stir all ingredients together in your mug. If the mixture is too thick or “dusty” with flour, then add a touch of water. Cook your brownie in the microwave for 1 minute, 45 seconds. Let it cool for a couple minutes, and dig in!
Tell us what you think about our new extracts for baking!