Minty Ice for Cocktails

    2 hours 5 minutes

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

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    Serves: 6 

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

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours5min 

    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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    Nice  -  20 Sep 2009


    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)