Minted Sugar

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen
Want a fun twist for your summer desserts and drinks? Try this refreshing recipe for Minted Sugar. Sprinkle on fruit, dust it over your fruit salad, or roll some cookies in it before popping them in the oven.

Other ideas you can use the minted sugar with could be: flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes.

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Make sure you wash the leaves, and strip the leaves from the stems. Reserve a few pieces on the side for garnish and for layering in the jar.

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

If you want, you can give them a rough chop but you can also run it through a high powered blender (I use this one) or food processor for a finer grind.

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Sugar is a beautiful thing.

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Mix it together, or at this point you can toss it in the food processor.

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

There are so many great uses for the minted sugar, the first thing that comes to mind for me is rimming the glass for a mojito.

This post was inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe. Be sure to check out Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks, I’m particularly interested in Jamie Oliver Comfort Food.

Minted Sugar

Minted Sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C (or package)Fresh mint
  • 1C Sugar

Directions:

  1. If you've purchased a package of mint, wash and strip leaves from stalks. You may choose to add the stalks as they will give extra flavor, but sometimes they are too hard to work with.
  2. Reserve 4 – 6 large leaves and set aside. Gather your remaining mint leaves and with a sharp knife, chop finely.
  3. Combine sugar with mint and mix very well. At this point, you may decide to put into a food processor for further incorporation, but be careful not to go too fine as it may turn into a paste from the moisture of the mint.
  4. Into a large jar with a tight fitting lid, spoon about half of the sugar mixture into the jar. Take reserved mint leaves and place them flat on top of the sugar mixture. Continue to fill the jar with the remaining sugar mixture, close tightly and refrigerate.
  5. This mixture can be made 1 day ahead of time and will last 1-2 days in your fridge.

What would you use with this Minted Sugar?

Minted Sugar recipe. Sprinkle on fruit for desserts, fruit salad, flavored whipped cream, sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails, tea and homemade iced tea recipes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

18 comments on “Minted Sugar”

  1. I love mint! This sounds like a great thing to have around! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a cool idea! I love mint and I love finding ideas like this to do “special” things (just a bit out of the ordinary) on your own.

  3. I have so many ideas for this. Never thought about it until I saw your post.

  4. Mmm I have so much mint growing in my back yard, this is a great idea! It would make some tasty Mojitos 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This is such a neat idea – I wouldn’t have thought about it. Would be great to use in a brownie recipe – I LOVE mint brownies!

  6. This sounds good. I have never tried minted sugar before, but I would love to after reading this post.

  7. I love this and love how simple it is! Perfect for summer drinks and desserts :).

  8. Mojito’s are my go-to summer drink. Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinned!

  9. Cool! That would be so refreshing in the summer, I love mint. Stopping by from the Inspire Me Monday hop, come say hi!

  10. I love mint! What a fun find as a friend on Best of the Blogosphere!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

  11. This is a fantastic idea!! I immediately thought of mojitos also! Or maybe a diy mojito lip scrub, by adding some coconut oil to a little of the minted sugar. Thanks for sharing with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! We’d love to have you back again tomorrow!

  12. I found your site on the Pint Sized Baker Tuesday Link party and I’m so glad I did. I have a HUGE mint plant overtaking my yard right now. I definitely need to make this!!! Your photos are gorgeous.

  13. I have soooo much mint growing in my garden right now, this is perfect for me to try! And I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with it 🙂 Yum!

  14. Yummmm! Thanks for sharing on The Living With Style Linky Party! Be sure to come back next week!! ~Dianne

  15. Lovely! And now I can’t stop thinking about mojitos! Thanks so much for sharing this how-to with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

  16. I have never had minted sugar before, I would love to try it in tea. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

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