I have the answer you have been looking for. I know what you have been thinking…
How can I possibly make my fresh mint last longer.
(Am I right?)
Our CSA recently started up again, and ’tis the season of mint. In vain have wasted mint while trying all types of different methods to preserve it.
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You name it I’ve tried it – washing and pat-drying, freezing freshly picked leaves, wrapping sprigs in a paper towel, storing it by the window in a vase… All of those methods are great if you like dried out, crispy, brittle mint leaves.
I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION. (Caps-lock 100% warranted.)
Don’t let any leaves sit in water, otherwise your water will get manky and your mint moldy.
Take a (clean) plastic bag and place it over the top of the mint and tuck under the bottom of your glass.
Enjoy fresh mint! I have had my leaves in the fridge for 2 weeks now and they are still nice and crisp.
I am thrilled that I have finally found a mint-preserving method that actually works – so naturally I had to share it with the world.
I wish you many minty mojitos on this holiday weekend! Cheers and Happy 4th of July!
What do you like to make with mint leaves?
I love to make mojitos or chocolate mint ice cream!