Storage Tips: To store Chocolate Mint, start by trimming the very bottom off the stems, then place the bunch in a clear glass container with 1-2 inches of water in the bottom.
If you are not using the Chocolate Mint within 1-2 days, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This should keep for up to 2 weeks.
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.
Usage Ideas: Chocolate Mint is most commonly used to make tea. You just have to put about three leaves to a cup and add hot water to get a delicious aromatic tea. You can also use chocolate mint leaves almost in any recipe where you would normally use chocolate, like cakes, cookies, mousse, cupcakes, ice cream among other treats. This way you can get a chocolate flavour with less calories!
Another fun way in which you can use Chocolate Mint leaves is to create a sorbet to use as a palate cleanser between the entree and the main dish in any meal. You can also use the leaves to prepare cocktails that require regular mint.
Fun Facts: Chocolate mint can be used to create beauty products like scrubs or body oils.