Mint Infused Ice Cubes


Boil 4 cups of water and add 2 packed cups of fresh mint leaves and steep until cool. Strain out the leaves. Place 2 to 3 small leaves into each ice cube hole on the tray and fill with the cooled mint infused water. Place into freezer and when the cubes are ready add them to your glass of water or iced tea.

Its a great way to use up your mint leaves (my mint plant went all spazzoid-growy on me) and an easy way to add a wonderful mint taste to favorite drinks. It even works to soothe an upset tummy!

4 cups will fill 3 ice cube trays - just reduce water amount for fewer trays.If you don't have an abundance of mint leaves like I do, you can reuse the mint leaves from the steeped water. Its just that those leaves aren't quite as pretty after being steeped. They tend to turn a dark green or brownish color which doesn't look quite as nice in the ice cube but will still work!

11 comments:

Alex said...

Good idea!

Kat said...

OH wow! You just helped us make mint iced-tea!! My husband was trying all last summer. He had it at this lady's house who taught us CPR. We have been unsuccessful. However, we were only using a leaf or two. Now I know we did not use near enough! Thank you!

Danielle said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can not wait to try this TONIGHT. I need some extra flavah for this yuckie water.

xoxo
Danielle

Sandra said...

What a great idea. I love drinking cold water but every once in awhile I like to have a club soda just to mix it up a bit. I think this would taste really good in that. I have some mint plants growing but they are really sad looking. I think a little pruning will just make them better again :)

That One Mom said...

Duckalicious = supah smrt

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I've seen this done with rasberries and blueberries too! Placing the berries in the cube before freezing...

I haven't yet actually tried either tho...

Danielle said...

Hey, then all you have to do is add some splenda and liquor and walla, a mojito! :) It's sounds good, but I won't go there. Darn it. I can dream

The Blue Zoo said...

Sounds interesting!!

adrienzgirl said...

Thanks Ducky! Flavored water = more ounces down the hatch!

kys said...

Yum!

That reminds me that it's time to chug.

Holly said...

Sounds like heaven.