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.
- 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.