Mint can spread like wildfire, even though I planted into a pot, it still left me with too much mint for the winter. Too much to dry, although I like mint tea very much. So this year I figured I try to do some mint syrup for variety. A syrup is when you cook the herb with sugar and water. A very simple way to preserve the plants, even though sugar has some bad reputation it is ok to enjoy some homemade syrup from time to time.
It is a good idea!
Mynt syrup ingredients
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Chop it up, stems and all.
- Boil the water with the sugar
- Pour the syrup over the mint.
- Stir it and cover. Don’t let the flavour escape with the steam.
- Let it sit and cool down.
- Strain it, pressing the mint with the back of a spoon to squeeze out as much syrup as you can.