When you think of delicious peppermint syrup, you probably think of stirring it into your coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or other beverage. And, while hot drinks with a splash or two of peppermint syrup are definitely delicious, you should know that there are actually many other different, delectable, and sometimes surprising uses for peppermint syrup.
Add a Bit to Your Salad Dressing
It might sound a little crazy, but, believe it or not, just a teaspoon or two of peppermint syrup in your homemade salad dressing can make all the difference.
If you want to add a minty zest to your dressing or make your salad a little on the sweet side, just a small amount of peppermint syrup can be surprisingly satisfying to your taste buds!
Dip Your Doughnuts
This idea probably isn't going to win any awards for healthfulness, but it's certainly a worthwhile indulgence from time to time. Try dipping doughnuts (and other sweet treats) in a splash of peppermint syrup.
This sweet and minty combination is beyond delicious. The only hard part, of course, will be controlling yourself so that you don't eat a whole box of syrupy doughnuts in one sitting!
Drizzle Over Popcorn
Another kind of "out there" but still delicious idea for using peppermint syrup is to try drizzling it over popcorn.
If you're the kind of person who likes sweet popcorn, like caramel corn or kettle corn, you will absolutely love peppermint syrup popcorn. It's sweet, crunchy, salty, minty, and all around delicious.
Add It to Oatmeal
Are you looking for a way to make your morning oatmeal a little less blah? Just a splash or two of peppermint syrup added into your oatmeal with maybe a touch of butter will make for a warm, comforting, and absolutely decadent breakfast.
Make Your Yogurt Yummy
Yet another nice use for peppermint syrup is to try it stirred into your favorite yogurt. This works well with Greek yogurt or really any flavor yogurt that goes well with a minty taste. You can add in some granola for an extra crunch too.
Best of all, you can even feel good about this treat because it's semi-healthy.
As you can see, there are all kinds of ways to use peppermint syrup in your food. Try these out and also be creative and come up with your own ideas. You'll quickly see that peppermint syrup deserves a regular spot in your kitchen thanks to its many uses. For more ideas, check out retailers like Monin that sell peppermint syrup.