Can mint leaves be frozen for later use?



Mint (Mentha spp.) can be saved for later use by drying or freezing, though it is best to use the dried leaves within a year and the frozen leaves within 6 months for the best flavor. Begin by rinsing and gently patting your herbs dry. Drying is done by hanging bundles of 4 – 6 stems each, in an airy, dry, dark place.

What is the best way to freeze fresh mint?

Freezing Mint

  1. Pick through the fresh mint, removing damaged leaves and tough stems and rinse. Gently spin dry or pat dry between two kitchen or paper towels.
  2. Chop the mint leaves (remove stems) and place 1-2 teaspoons into each compartment of an ice cube tray, filling about halfway.
  3. Top off with water and freeze.


Can you freeze whole mint leaves?





Can You Freeze Mint Leaves? Yes! You can flash freeze mint leaves whole on a baking tray. You’ll then transfer them to freeze-proof storage and later you’ll be able to use them in any quantity that you need.

What is the best way to preserve mint leaves?

Paper Towel and Plastic Bag



Wrap the mint leaves in moistened paper towels (not too wet, just moist). Place the wrapped mint in a zip-top bag, but don’t seal it. Sealing it could lock in too much moisture. Store the mint in the refrigerator.

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Can you put mint in the freezer?

Freeze Your Mint



If you wish to capture mint’s freshness and vibrancy, one of the best ways to do so, while still retaining most of its original texture, color, and flavor, is by freezing.

What can I do with too many mint leaves?

You can simply cut a few long stems of mint and tie them together. Hang the bundle to dry for a few days until they are totally dried. If your home is too humid to use this technique, lay your mint leaves out on a dehydrator tray and let it run on its lowest setting until they are crumbly.



How do you defrost mint leaves?



Run the cubes under cold water until you can pick out the leaves. Use the coldest water from your sink to defrost the mint cubes. Keep the water running until you can easily separate the leaves from the rest of the ice. The thawed leaves will have a softer texture than fresh leaves.

Can I dry mint leaves?

There are three main ways to dry mint including using a dehydrator, oven, or air-drying. Using a dehydrator is my preferred method for the low heat and quick turnover. Oven drying mint can be quick, but you need to be careful not to cook/burn the leaves as you often can’t get temperatures that are as low.

How do you harvest mint without killing the plant?


Quote from video: The key is to get the leaves while they're young they do taste better that way and the more you pick them where it's gonna grow you. Can take individual leaves like I said or cut off stems.