Gaultheria procumbensWintergreen, checkerberry, teaberry,
thé-des-bois • In the Kitchen

Leaves can be dried and pulverized, fresh can be used as in a tea – boiling water and steeped; then as a base for syrups 2 to 1 portion of sugar to water, substitute for mint.

Berries in baked goods, jam, jellies, sauces, chutneys, ice cream, granite.

Wintergreen Panna Cotta


  • Gelatine
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Cream 10%
  • Vanilla bean
  • Wintergreen leaves
  • Greek style yogurt
  • Wintergreen syrup
  • Fresh berries


  • Soak gelatine in water
  • In pan place sugar, cream and vanilla bean and wintergreen leaves, bring to a simmer
  • Add gelatine mixture, blend in
  • Remove from heat
  • Add Greek style yogurt, blend until smooth
  • Pour into ramequins or dessert cups, cover and refrigerate until set

Wintergreen syrup


  • Wintergreen leaves, chiffonade cut
  • Sugar
  • Water


  • In pan add wintergreen leaves, sugar and water
  • Stir constantly until boiling,
  • Reduce heat, let simmer for 10 minutes
  • Cool
  • In small bowl mix berries in syrup
  • Garnish ramequins or cups

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