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.
- 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.