The fragrance, the color, the taste—mint is one of my favorite things to plant in a garden. Like zucchini, a tiny bit seems to multiple like magic, producing an abundance of epic proportions. Convinced you can’t use it all up? Try these 10 creative ways to enjoy fresh mint, ensuring the bounty won’t be wasted:
Water (cold is very refreshing, hot is good for indigestion), lemonade, tea, seltzer, smoothies.
Green salad, fruit salad, or cucumber/tomato. For a fancy version, try sliced strawberries, mint & basil with balsamic dressing.
Homemade ice cream (every kid’s favorite!), brownies, chocolate pudding, candy, cupcakes, and the infamous Grasshopper Pie.
Finely chop, then combine with 1 tsp. of vinegar and 1 tsp. of sugar. Great with beef and lamb.
5. Ice cubes
Pretty and delicious way to make a cold drink nicer. My sister loves it with Diet Coke.
Mint, berries and yogurt make a lovely light breakfast. Add chocolate chips for a decadent version.
I use it as cut greenery, both on its own and mixed into a bouquet.
If you have a stuffy nose, make a small bunch of mint and eucalyptus, then tie it upside down in the shower. The steam combined with the scent works so well.
Mix with white vinegar for an all-purpose spray. Dry, crush and add to baking soda, then sprinkle on carpets before vacuuming.
10. Sunburn Relief
According to Martha Stewart, an infusion of black tea and fresh mint is super soothing when applied to the skin.
Do you like mint?