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I have made iced peppermint tea as a cooler for hot summer days and mint jelly, which goes especially well with pork. Mint can also be used in sauces, vinegars, syrups and in desserts. My personal favorite is mint chocolate chip ice cream, but I'm never made that. Fresh leaves add taste and color to new potatoes, peas, fruit salads and drinks. Grown near roses, the plant deters aphids. Leaves deter ants, fleas, and mice. For centuries, mint sprigs have been used to sweeten the air in a room. Cold mint tea treats hiccups and flatulence. Leaves macerated in oil are used to massage migraines and muscular aches.