Herbs for Health Recipe: Peppermint – Christmas Specials

Herbs for Health Recipe: Peppermint – Christmas Specials

Peppermint, a vibrant herb with a cool, invigorating flavour, is synonymous with the holiday season. It's a common ingredient in candies, cookies, and desserts, but it can also be used to create delicious and festive drinks that will tantalise your taste buds and add a touch of cheer to your Christmas celebrations.

Here are three exciting recipes for Peppermint Christmas Beverages:

christmas drink white chocolate peppermint herb

Source: HowSweetEats



  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 handful of fresh peppermint leaves
  • 12 ounces of high-quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for serving
  • white sprinkles or sugar for topping
  • fresh peppermint for garnish


  1. Place the cream, milk, and fresh mint leaves in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Bring the mixture to a simmer and remove the mint leaves with a slotted spoon. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the chopped white chocolate. Once it's melted, remove the liquid from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. Serve immediately with whipped cream on top, a fresh mint leaf and white sprinkles or sugar.



    christmas drink peppermint herb health cocktail

    Source: MountainCravings


    • 1 oz. simple syrup
    • 2-3 peppermint leaves
    • 2 oz. white rum
    • 1 oz. coconut cream
    • sprigs of mint for garnish
    • pomegranate arils for garnish



    1. Muddle simple syrup with mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.
    2. Add white rum, coconut cream, and ice. Shake well.
    3. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a sprig of mint.


    1. Muddle simple syrup with mint leaves in a large pitcher.
    2. Add white rum, coconut cream, and ice. Whisk well until completely combined.
    3. Pour into a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl to remove mint leaves. Rinse the pitcher, then pour the bowl back into the pitcher for serving.
    4. Serve over ice. Garnish each glass with pomegranate arils and a sprig of mint. 


    3. Good Classic Peppermint Tea

    peppermint tea christmas recipe  herb health digestionSource: BBCGoodFood

    Simple 2 Ingredients Recipe


    • A handful of fresh peppermint leaves (around ½ a pack)
    • Honey to taste


    1. Take a few leaves of the mint in one hand and sharply clap your other hand on top, then drop the leaves into a teapot or cafetiere. Repeat with the rest of the mint, saving a few small sprigs for each glass as a garnish.
    2. Fill up the pot with boiling water and let it infuse for 2-3 mins or until the liquid starts to take on a slight pale yellow/green hue. Strain the tea into cups or heatproof glasses and sweeten with honey to taste. Drop the reserved mint into the cups to decorate if you like.

    Peppermint, with its invigorating aroma and crisp, cool flavour, isn't just for candy canes and cookies. This versatile herb adds a touch of warmth and festive cheer to your Christmas drinks, making them truly magical. So, unleash your inner mixologist and experiment with these delicious recipes.


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