How to Make Homemade Mint Extract

Brooke Newberry
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Growing your own mint this year and have some leftover? Make a homegrown extract. Mint is a perfect offering for chocolate baked goods and desserts.  Try using this DIY extract to make minty white frostings, flavor teas, or add a drop to your hot chocolate.

Mint Extract

  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 15 fresh mint leaves, stalks removed

Chop, bruise, or muddle your mint leaves. Add to jar and cover completely with vodka.

Seal and place in a cool, dark place in your kitchen.

Shake the jar every few days or so for the first week.

Leave it be for one month.

Strain the extract through a fine sieve and discard the solids. 

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