Freezing Fresh Mint

Freezing Fresh Mint

By Krystle K.

After making my delicious Homemade Fresh Mint Tea,  I wanted to freeze my remaining herbs for future use. Freezing them is a simple, easy and effective method for preserving and using them throughout the year. Additionally, this method can be used with most other herbs you cook with.

 Directions

  • Rinse mint to wash off any remaining dirt
  • Remove healthy leaves from stems
  • Rough chop leaves (can freeze whole also)
  • Dry with paper towel or with a salad spinner
  • Place in ice cube tray filled with water (I did organic extra virgin olive oil in some because I plan to do mostly cooking with my mint)
  • Place in freezer
  • Remove cubes, place in plastic bags and store in freezer for up to a year.

Great uses include: flavored waters, teas (iced and hot), soups, and sauces. Depending on the recipe, you can either use as is, or defrost and drain before using.

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