Peppermint extract is a flavoring extracted from peppermint leaves. This extract is used in desserts, sauces as well as a flavoring for beverages.
Some extracts are concentrated and require as much as 1/3 less than ordinary extracts. Make sure to read the bottle.
This can typically be found in your local grocer in the spice isle. Reliable brands include Watkins (shown) as well as McCormick which is widely distributed in grocery stores. Both (as well as others) are available online at Walmart and Amazon.com: Peppermint Extract.
Peppermint oil - Use the oil at a ratio of 1 to 4 (1 part oil is equivalent of 4 parts extract). Peppermint oil is stronger so you need far less that with the extract.
OR> Use 1 ounce peppermint schnapps per 3-4 drops extract
OR> Use equal amounts of an alternate extract such as spearmint.
OR> Use 1/2 cup creme de menthe per 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (adjust liquid in the recipe.
Alcohol (89%), oil of peppermint, and water. Ingredients can vary by brand.
Peppermint Whoopie Pies - Chocolate cookie dough is flavored with peppermint and vanilla extracts. The cookie sandwiches are filled with a combination of marshmallow cream, crushed peppermint candies, fresh butter and powdered.
Peppermint Cream Caffe -
Rich coffee combined with peppermint schnapps (substitute peppermint extract for no-alcohol version) topped with cream and crushed peppermint candy. Perfect after a holiday meal.
Irish Mint Milkshake - Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.