Household Tips

Homemade Mint Extract

I’ve already shared how to make vanilla extract and orange extract. Today, I’m showing off my newly made homemade mint extract. And it’s just as easy to do!

For starters, you’ll only need some vodka, fresh mint leaves and a jar. Place your mint leaves in the jar, pour in the vodka and let time work it’s magic. In 6 weeks, you’ll have homemade mint extract that you can now use in your recipes. Hello mint chocolate!
Homemade Mint Extract - This homemade extract is easy to make and makes a lovely DIY gift!

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Mint Extract

This homemade extract is easy to make and makes a lovely DIY gift!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 10 mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Add mint leaves to a jar. Pour in vodka. Seal and let sit at room temperature for 6 weeks. Shake once per week.

Homemade Mint Extract - This homemade extract is easy to make and makes a lovely DIY gift!

Give it a try at home and make some for yourself to use or give it away as a gift. It’s something that doesn’t cost a lot to make especially if you already have the vodka in your liquor cabinet. I rarely drink so I had a bottle that was going to waste.

Can you see a theme here – vodka + ingredient = extract. What other extracts do you suggest I try?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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