Homemade Mint Extract
You can easily make your own Fresh Mint Extract! It’s so easy, you’ll never have to buy it again! And it’s a great way to preserve all the mint your garden will be growing this summer.
Here’s what you need:
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Vodka, preferably Organic
- Jar/bottle with tight fitting lid
For each 1/2 pint jar I used 1 cup of vodka with about 25 fresh mint leaves. Coarsely chop/bruise/muddle your mint leaves and combine in your jar with vodka.. seal it up and let set for 1 month in a dark cabinet, shake it up occasionally.. then strain to remove your mint leaves and there’s your fresh mint extract!!
For another option.. add in a Vanilla Beans to make a Vanilla Mint Extract, which I think is heavenly used when making ice cream!
This is brilliant! So glad I came across this 🙂
This looks great! I have Chocolate mint growing right now and I am going to try using it. What is the shelf life on this?
I’ve tried making mint extract before but I was never happy with the taste. I’m trying to think of what I may have done different. Maybe I didn’t bruise the leaves enough….
Do you have a recipe for the vanilla mint ice cream? Sounds yummy!!
I have an amazing dairy Vanilla Bean Ice cream recipe posted on my site, but will be working on a dairy free vanilla mint option in the next few weeks!
This is great, can’t wait to try it myself!
I love your website and this idea! Pinning it right now. Can’t wait to try it!
I love this idea. Can’t wait to try it myself!