Peppermint syrup

Peppermint syrup

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Peppermint syrup recipemade with leaves or mint essential oil. Not just drinks, instructions on how to use the syrup. Useful tips on where to find peppermint essential oil for internal use.

How to use peppermint syrup

  • Diluted in plain or sparkling water.
  • To enrich lemon iced tea.
  • To enrich and sweeten a lemonade.
  • To prepare popsicles, creams and puddings.
  • For flavoring plain yogurt.
  • To prepare mint granitas.

Homemade mint syrup with essential oil

Peppermint essential oil, for internal use, has a large number of beneficial properties. The Mint syrup it is a tasty way to exploit all the virtues of peppermint essential oil. Here is the recipe for homemade mint syrup:

  • 800 ml of water
  • 800 - 1000 grams of white sugar
  • 5 - 8 ml of peppermint essential oil

How to make mint syrup?
Heat the water, add the sugar and mix until the mixture is homogeneous.

Remember that the syrup has a longer consistencyviscosecompared to water. If necessary, therefore, add a little more sugar. Generally we recommend a quantity of sugar ranging from 800 grams to one kg for every 800 ml of water.

Continue with a light boiling for a few minutes to obtain the desired consistency. It is boiled over moderate heat, skimming when necessary. If it is necessary, you will have to strain the mixture to make itMint syrupclearer.

When itsyrupit will have cooled, you can finally add the essential oil of mint, stirring for a long time.

Finally, bottle itMint syrup.

If you have doubts about which mint essential oil to use, know that what you find in a herbalist's shop or pharmacy is not always adequate. Most of the time, essential oils are meant for external use.

When buying an essential oil for internal use, make sure it is food-grade. If you don't find anything in the herbalist's shop, know that on Amazon a 12 ml bottle of peppermint essential oil for food use is offered at a price of 17.50 euros with shipping costs included in the price. For all information on the product, I invite you to visit the dedicated page: Mint essential oil for food use.

Homemade mint syrup with leaves

If you prefer to prepare itMint syrupstarting from the leaves collected in your garden, you can take advantage of the recipe following.

Calculate, however, that to get 1 liter of Mint syrup, you will need 400 grams of fresh mint leaves. The vegetal mass of a plant is very light, however much peppermint plants can be invasive (yes, the ones I have on the balcony grow out of all proportion and I have to carry out continuous pruning), accumulating almost half a kilo of mint leaves is not easy!

The ingredients to make homemade mint syrup from the leaves.

  • 400 grams of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 liter of water
  • 500 grams of sugar
  • Lemon peel

You can find the recipe with the full procedure on page: Homemade mint syrup.

Sugar-free mint syrup

White sugar can be replaced with different natural sweeteners, to be dosed taking into account the different sweetening and preserving capacity that each of these has. Also consider that the final texture will be different. In fact, sugar not only has the purpose of sweetening the liquid but also of increasing its storage times.

The sugar-free mint syrup it can be prepared with honey, grape sugar, stevia, brown sugar ... you can use even less sugar without completely eliminating it.

Video: Making a Starbucks Iced Peppermint Mocha! (August 2022).