Ever tried mint sugar? Me neither.
Having a mint plant in my little herb garden that has grown so much since June, I felt bad for the plant. Its companions basil and parsley were seeing so much kitchen action, but mint was hardly used.
Today, I snipped off some branches from my mint plant. I washed them and dried them using my salad spinner.
- 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup sugar
I confess, I didn’t even bother to measure the leaves. I did measure the sugar. I removed the leaves from the branches.
I placed the leaves inside our mini food processor.
Then I added the sugar.
I pressed the GRIND button. This is how the mint leaves and sugar looked like after being ground up.
I transferred the mint sugar in a glass container. The recipe said to use an airtight container, but I couldn’t find one. I hope this will do in the meantime!
According to the recipe, “[T]his is also delicious sprinkled over fresh fruit or stirred into iced tea.” Maybe I’ll sprinkle this mint sugar over sliced oranges and pineapple.