When you hear about chocolate & mint, the first thing that comes to your mind is a bar of chocolate with mint flavor. That is correct! There are chocolates prepared today with mint flavor, especially served as a mouth freshener in restaurants after food. But have you ever thought of adding chocolate mint to your tea? Sounds bizarre! But the reality is that chocolate mint can boost the flavor of your tea tremendously, and can be a very healthy drink.
Not many of us are aware that chocolate mint is actually a herb that can be easily grown in a household. Mint and chocolate have great flavors individually. When combined together, they give an impressive taste to the palette. Chocolate mint herb is a great appetizer and you can use it in your cakes, cookies, shakes, ice creams and teas (both hot and iced).
Benefits of chocolate mint herb
Mint is a popular herb that is used in several recipes. Mint is known to have a strong flavor and have a variety of health benefits. It has a soothing taste that helps in improving digestion, relief from nausea, fatigue, asthma and skin care problems. Its refreshing taste is also used to cure bad breath. It is a herb that has been used for thousands of years because of its medicinal properties. The taste of chocolate enhances the flavor of the herb.
Here are few tips to use it in your daily lifestyle.
Mint chocolate tea – Preparing a mint chocolate tea is very easy. Just pluck some leaves from the plant so that it fills half of the cup and then add very hot water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, strain the leaves from the water and enjoy mint tea straight from your own kitchen garden. Mint chocolate tea can also be consumed cold and you can prepare ice cold teas with this unique herb.
Use it for baking – This herb can be used widely with a variety of baking dishes like cookies, cakes, muffins, pies etc. Just crush a few leaves and add it to your baking batter. People will keep wondering about your secret ingredient and you will be remembered as the best baker.
Make an ice-cream with chocolate mint – A very unusual, but uniquely-flavoured ice-cream. Preparing ice-creams at home is a no-brainer. But making it minty in taste would require you to add to the herb to the ice-cream mixture and voila! Your mint chocolate ice-cream is ready to be scooped in.
Use it as a gift – Mint chocolate tea is a unique flavor and not everyone would have tried. You can easily use it as a tea gift for your friends and family. Believe it or not, they would love the flavor and at the same time can enjoy health benefits of the tea. After all, chocolate mint is a herb that existed for many years but did not receive much reputation until lately.
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