Do you like the taste of chocolate and peppermint together? Then you should enjoy this easy chocolate mint extract recipe. It’s made in a similar manner to the vanilla, almond and lemon extracts (check out the other homemade extract recipes and get the printable labels). I use the chocolate mint plant as the basis for my extract, but peppermint will also work in combination with cacao nibs. Homemade extracts are great for holiday gift giving, although the flavor gets stronger the longer you allow the extract to steep, so sooner is better if you’d like to gift them this year. I haven’t purchased commercial mint extract in years.
You can use your homemade chocolate mint extract for all sorts of things – add a little to your brownies, hot chocolate or hot chocolate eggnog, ice cream, homemade peppermint patties – use your imagination! [Read more...]