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How to make Mint Infused Sugar

Amber Shehan August 12, 2015

Mint infused sugar is a delicious ingredient for baked goods and all kinds of recipes. It's a great way to use up an abundant mint harvest!

mint sugar

So, you’ve made a mint extract. You’ve made mint tea and stored enough dried mint to last you through a few winters. Maybe you’ve made mint chutney, mint jelly, or candied the cooling leaves for future teatimes. But you still. have. too. much. mint.

Well, I have a new project for you! This one is easy enough to do in one afternoon, and it’s a good craft to do with kids. It’s not likely they could harm your mint patch. A nuclear blast might not harm your mint patch.

DIY Mint Infused Sugar from - great for cocktails, baking, or tea!
Mint Infused Sugar

Mint Infused Sugar

This cooling, tingling sugar is great as a topper for brownies, cakes, or pies heading into the oven. It adds a zip to your cocktails when you use it to rim your glass (julep, anyone?), or you can stir it into your tea or coffee for a hint o’mint.

1.   Pick as much mint as you want – don’t worry, you can practically harvest mint into the ground and odds are it’ll be back even stronger next year!

2.   Give the stems and leaves a good shake to kick out any bugs. Pull the leaves off of the stems, tossing out the withered or otherwise infested leaves.

3.   Put a layer of sugar in the bottom of the jar. Add a layer of torn up, crumbled mint leaves. Repeat with layering leaves and sugar until the jar is full!

4.   The more mint that you add, the more mint flavor that your sugar will have.

5.   Put a lid on the jar to keep out bugs and moisture. Shake the jar every day for about a week or so.

6.   Strain the mint out (or puree it into the sugar with a food processor) and enjoy!

If your sugar isn’t minty enough, just use the same sugar and repeat the process with fresh leaves. You can also cheat by adding a drop of mint extract if you are in a hurry.

Maybe that’s not enough? Check out my board on Pinterest – “Ways to Use Up Peppermint, Spearmint, or any other Mint!”

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  1. Joy on August 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

    This looks like a great idea! Thanks. I will try it. Nice blog, too.

    • Amber Shehan on August 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks Joy! I enjoy your blog, too! 🙂

  2. Margaret on August 24, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, I’ve heard of lavender infused sugar, but never mint! I have TONS of wild mint. I’m going to go home and try this! My husband loves mint chocolate and I always make brownies, but now I can make him mint chocolate brownies! And he’ll get to eat them all, because I’m not a fan of the mint-chocolate combo! Hmm I’m thinking mint hot chocolate, too.

    • Amber Shehan on August 25, 2015 at 11:44 am

      You might need to switch out the dried mint for fresh mint to really get the strong flavor you are looking for, but yes! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe, and I hope your husband does, too. 🙂

  3. Sara on November 10, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Livin in San Antonio TX, I can only dream of a mint patch that strong… half a century ago, in my childhood, we could let a faucet drip to feed the mint. Now, our water is too expensive. I do envy y’all.

    • Amber Pixie on November 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      Oh! I have never lived in a place so dry as Texas!

  4. Izzy on August 1, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    How long does this st y good?

    • Amber Pixie on August 29, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Sorry for the delay! I’ve had this stay good for a long time, but the mint will start to fade after a few months.

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