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Jar filled with mint leaves and vodka.

Homemade Mint Extract

No need to buy store bought extract when you can make your own easily! Perfect for holiday baking or gift giving, lovely in hot chocolate and great in the summer in mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Steeping Time 30 days
Total Time 30 days 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 36kcal


  • Muddler


  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka


  • Place the mint leaves in a clean mason jar.
  • Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, crush them gently to release some of the oils.
  • Pour over the vodka and push the leaves down to keep them submerged.
  • Store in a cool dark place for 30 days, shaking occasionally.
  • Strain and store in a lidded bottle in the pantry.


This will keep indefinitely, but I like to make a fresh batch each summer. 


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg