It’s amazing to me how much I love gardening even though we only have room for containers right now. Every morning I walk out on the patio and check my plants to see how they are growing. I love being able to walk outside and pluck some fresh herbs while I’m cooking, or whip up a fast and easy hostess gift for a friend with plants I’ve grown myself. This easy to make DIY Mint Sugar is perfect for adding to your own recipes, or packaged up in a pretty little mason jar, it’s the perfect summertime hostess gift!
Mint is one of the easiest plants to grow-it can easily take over an area so I usually grow it in containers regardless. I also, on the advice of my super green thumbed mother, plant it near our air conditioner units as it loves the moist soil caused by condensation!
To make the Mint Sugar you simply need a handful (about a half cup) of fresh mint leaves (make sure you rinse them and dry thoroughly!) Throw them into a food processor with one cup of sugar and pulse until the mint is finely chopped. The smell is delicious!
Mint sugar tastes amazing in tea (hot or iced!), coffee, or substituted in recipes like brownies or chocolate cookies! I’ve seen people sprinkle it on fruit or fruit salads as well.
Keep stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, due to the fresh mint it is perishable!
What would you use mint sugar with? My favorite is in a steaming cup of hot tea! Let me know how you’d use it in the comments!