Chocolate Mint


(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June, July August, September, Octoberchocmint

Benefits of Chocolate Mint

  • palette cleanser
  • aids in digestion
  • aides with respiratory disorders
  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • gets rid of nagging headaches
  • helps people with insomnia
  • helps with asthma
  • helps with eczema
  • helps with hypertension
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-viral

Storage Tips

  • On the counter: trim the very bottom off the stems, then place the bunch in a clear glass container with 1-2 inches of water in the bottom.
    Use within 1-2 days
  • Refrigerator: store it in an airtight container.  This should keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze: Fresh Mint leaves can also be frozen whole. Place the washed and dried leaves in a clear plastic bag and freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Regrow from cuttings
    • Chocolate mint will grow from cuttings from your original plant. Just snip off a stem and set the cutting in a pot of soil to regrow.
  • Dry your chocolate mint
    • clean it as needed after harvesting
    • spread the leaves into a single layer on cookie sheets
    • bake in a pre-heated 170*F oven for 2-3 hours
    • remove from oven, allow to cool completely
    • crumble leaves into a glass storage jar, preferably storing this jar in a cool, dark place

Culinary Tips

  • Tea: Fill your mug a little less than half way full with fresh chocolate mint leaves. Pour boiling water over the leaves and let your tea steep for a few minutes. Spoon out the leaves and enjoy an aromatic chocolate mint tea straight from the garden
  • Mix chocolate mint into just about anything where you’d use chocolate. Add it to cakes, muffins, cookies, pies

Recipe links

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Syrup