Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
For an ice cream lover, even the Winter months can't keep 'em from scooping away. Luckily there are glorious seasonal flavors to discover. McConnell's Peppermint Stick ($10) is for true ice cream connoisseurs who don't mind shipping ice cream in. But for an easily accessible peppermint-flavored ice cream, there's always Dreyer's Peppermint Wonderland ($7). We tasted them side by side to see which pepperminty ice cream reigns supreme. Take a look at the reviews.
If candy canes are filling your house this holiday season and you're looking for something to do other than dipping them into hot chocolate (though we're advocates of that as well . . . ), you've come to the right place. These 16 minty-sweet recipes are sure to delight kiddies and adults alike this Christmas. From decadent pancakes to homemade marshmallows, there's a concoction for every fan of the peppermint candy.
The Winter season is filled with many olfactory pleasures: pine, gingerbread, and of course, peppermint. Add a dash of minty freshness to your holiday primping with these 10 ways to get dazzling from head to toe. You're guaranteed to smell just as good as you feel.
Part thrill, part nightmare, the Christmas season is making an earlier appearance than ever with the abundant limited-edition, peppermint-flavored sweets filling grocery store shelves. We raided the aisles to bring you the very worst and best of the holiday-themed candies, cookies, chocolates, and more. As a bonus, we'll even show you the best way to eat all of the treats together at once, in GIF form. May your Christmas be sweet and your pantry peppered with only the most delicious mint-flavored treats!
I'm always intrigued by all the wonderful candies and confections that make their way to grocery store shelves during the holiday season. Every time I buy a bag of peppermint candies, I can't help but wonder how they are made, which is why this season I became determined to make them as an edible gift.
These little peppermints do require fast speed to stretch and cut, but if you don't get it right the first time, your hardened brick of candy won't go to waste. Leftover candy cane can be crushed and used in ice cream, cookies, or candies.
Since the holidays and peppermint go hand in hand, a peppermint-infused recipe is perfect this time of year. I love that this recipe's not too sweet, and it's just pepperminty enough; the key to its success is a high-quality chocolate (I used semisweet baking chips by See's, but any reputable brand will work). If you wanted to go the fancy route, you could individually wrap these adorable confections in colored tinfoil, but for even easier gifting, package them inside a tissue paper-lined tin. For the easy peppermint fudge recipe, keep reading.
The holidays and peppermint go together perfectly, don't they? You can find the red- and white-striped candy everywhere this time of year – all over grocery stores, on Christmas trees, and even swimming in mugs of hot chocolate. We've rounded up five of our favorite peppermint recipes. Each one of these sweet treats gives you the refreshing, peppery burst of peppermint flavor.
In case you had any doubt about peppermint's ability to ease pain related to gastro issues, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia recently found that peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon. This is great news for IBS sufferers who experience pain caused by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, because peppermint may help lessen their symptoms.
Because of the menthol within peppermint, peppermint not only eases IBS pain, but many believe it can also help with nausea and vomiting and stress, and early studies indicate it may help control mild asthma because of its expectorant and decongestant abilities. It's important to note that out of all the claims surrounding peppermint, its effect on IBS is the only one that has a substantial amount of evidence backing it up. While peppermint may aid in nausea or headaches, research is still in its preliminary stages.
Medicinally, peppermint is available in many forms: tea, tinctures, capsules, creams, ointments, and essential oil. It is generally considered safe when used properly, but it's always a good idea to consult your doctor before beginning treatment.