On this week's segment of Garden Goodies we enjoyed chocolate mint. This is a variety of peppermint. Just like the name implies, it is a mint plant with a bit of flavor and aroma of chocolate. Like most mint plants, they are easy to grow.
Most mint plants grow and spread so well that many people recommend that you grow them in pots.
If you plant it close to your garden or on your lawn, it can spread like a weed and take over.
The plant grows best in partial shade or a cool area. It does not need fertilizer, but it could use watering during dry spells.
The recipe for this week was "semi-sweet mint whipped cream with a coconut twist." Justin says this was another "experimental" recipe. It did not turn out as whipped or as fluffy as hoped. Justin says a more powerful mixer or blender might have helped out or less coconut oil could have done the trick.
Justin added the whipped cream into coffee which gave the coffee a minty flavor. We also added the whipped cream on top of some banana slices for an easy snack option.
Semi-sweet Mint Whipped Cream Ingredients:
- 20 chocolate finely chopped mint leaves
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar or sugar substitute
- Add all ingredients in a bowl and whip until smooth or fluffy.