I’ve had several people ask me this week for my recipe using Young Living Essential Oils to make after dinner citrus mints. They are really easy to make and a fun way to incorporate your essential oils into cooking.
I actually made an entire batch of these back at Christmas, kept a few out, and then stuck the rest in the freezer. Before company comes over I just set a few out to thaw and then we enjoy as an after dinner mint. They also make nice desserts for the girls. Sometimes after dinner they get a frozen one. It’s sweet enough to make them feel special and small enough that calming them down at bedtime isn’t impossible.
Essential Oils After Dinner Citrus Mints
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 lb. powdered sugar
- 5 drops Peppermint essential oil (I use Young Living)
- 10 drops Orange essential oil (I use Young Living)
- 10 drops Lemon essential oil (I use Young Living)
Place the first two ingredients in a saucepan. Set the heat on low and stir together until smooth. Getting these two ingredients to a more liquid state makes it easier to blend the powered sugar in. Once it reaches your desired consistency remove the saucepan from the heat. Next, pouring a little at a time add the powdered sugar and stir with a spoon until it’s well blended. The powdered sugar gives the mints their firmness and helps each mint hold their shape. Add enough sugar so that your mixture feels firm… not too greasy.
Next, add your essential oils. You can adjust the drops depending on your taste. You can also play with what oils you use. For instance you could use Lime, Grapefruit, or even Citrus Fresh.
You can shape your mints by pressing into miniature molds, forming into small balls and then pressing flat with your palm, or rolling the dough out and then slicing.
I chose the latter method for sake of time.
I rolled sections of the dough out and cut into 1/2″ pieces.
After, that let stand for a few hours… and then they are ready to enjoy!
These are so easy y’all and because you aren’t heating the essential oils you are not degrading them. Which means you get the added benefits that each oil offers… like these for Lemon.
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