Making your own mint extract from a mint plant in your garden is so easy and it tastes so much better than one you can purchase at the shop.
How to Make Homemade Mint Extract
Mint plants are easy to grow, being very vigorous plants that just love to grow. Our one plant was becoming very big and needed a trim. Some of the mint was dehydrated for later and some was preserved in this delicious mint extract.
To make this extract, you will need only two ingredients – mint leaves and vodka. It is so easy that all you need to do is place a heap of clean mint leaves in a jar and fill with vodka. Leave the mixture to steep for a few weeks, then strain out the leaves and it is ready to use.
There are also many varieties of mint plants that you could try as well. We have a lovely chocolate mint plant that makes the best homemade mint extract.
This cool mint flavoured extract can be used in teas, baking, cocktails, pretty much anything you want to add a lovely mint flavour too. It also makes a lovely gift for that special someone in your life.
- mint leaves
- glass bottle / jar and lid
- Wash and dry the mint leaves.
- Place the mint leaves into your glass bottle or jar.
- Using a chopstick or skewer, lightly crush the mint leaves as you push them down into the jar or bottle.
- Fill the bottle or jar up with vodka, making sure the leaves stay covered. Add the lid.
- Place in a dark, cool place. Every few days, tilt your bottle upside down gently so as to mix the liquid inside.
- After about 4 weeks, strain the leaves out of the extract and discard. Place the liquid in a small glass jar.