Mint ice cubes

    2 hours 5 mins

    These ice cubes add just a touch of flavour to any drink. Simple idea and a great use for mint!

    20 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 36 fresh mint leaves
    • 2 cups 9500ml) boiling water, or as needed

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Place 2 to 3 mint leaves into each cube of a heatproof ice cube tray. Fill the cells with the boiling water, then let stand for 10 minutes; remove the leaves if desired or leave in. Freeze the ice cube tray until solid.

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    Okay, I cheated. I poured hot water over the mint, but I didn't like how it turned the mint, I added fresh mint to cool water. The cubes with the boiling water are stronger, but the cold water ones are prettier (and still taste quite minty). If I really want to get crazy next time, I'll steep some leaves, let the water cool, and replace the dark leaves with fresh ones. I'm looking forward to trying this with other herbs, too. Thanks, Skuba - great idea!!  -  16 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I do ice cubes of many herbs, the hot water releases the oils in the plants, replacing the darkened, spent herbs with fresh after cooling is preferable. Just pop out the frozen cubes into labeled freezer bags and you are ready for many uses, from drinks to stews and everything in between.  -  22 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great idea... I just put cold water in my trays since I didn't want wilted mint; I just tried one in a cup of tea and it was nice!... Thanks for a great way to use up this mint (hubby bought by accident)  -  22 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)