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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!

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

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!

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?

Homemade Mint Extract - This homemade extract is easy to make and makes a lovely DIY gift!
4.50 from 2 votes

Homemade Mint Extract

Created by Stacie Vaughan
Servings 1 cup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 42 days
Total Time 42 days 5 minutes
This homemade extract is easy to make and makes a lovely DIY gift!


  • 1 cup vodka
  • 10 mint leaves


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



Serving: 1g | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 8g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Mint Extract

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    1. Nena Sinclair says:

      I followed your instructions for homemade vanilla extract and it’s wonderful, so I will definitely make the homemade mint extract as well. Thanks for sharing!

    2. We have done this with vanilla but never with mint. I will have to give this a try! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    3. I don’t use mint extract very often but this is a great simple recipe for those who do.

    4. I din’t know it could be this easy. I love mint. I’ll try this!

    5. Hi! I’m here from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. This is great! I grow mint. It’s one of the few things I can keep alive! My husband handles all of our other crops…so we have food 🙂 I’m always looking for things to do with the mint. Thanks for the idea!

    6. Julie Wood says:

      This sounds amazing, and I have never make a homemade extract. I would love to make this recipe.

    7. Wow, this seams easy!! Although I’m not quite sure when/how to use this… except for mint chocolate of course 😉


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