Yummy Experiment #39: Mint Sugar

Yummy Experiment #39: Mint Sugar

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.

Mint Plant

Mint Plant

Today, I snipped off some branches from my mint plant. I washed them and dried them using my salad spinner.

Mint Sugar

Not knowing what to do with the leaves, I checked out Epicurious and found a recipe for Mint Sugar. The recipe called for:

  • 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.

Mint Sugar

I placed the leaves inside our mini food processor.

Mint Sugar

Then I added the sugar.

Mint Sugar

I pressed the GRIND button. This is how the mint leaves and sugar looked like after being ground up.

Mint Sugar

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!

Mint Sugar

Mint Sugar

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.

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