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How to Make Homemade Mint Sugar

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Make your own mint sugar!

Make your own mint sugar!

Mint Sugar Recipe

I love tea, LOVE it! Hot tea, that is. All kinds. I sometimes sweeten it with honey, agave nectar, or sugar.

I grew mint in my garden this year, and if you’ve ever grown mint before, you know it goes nuts. I have used some fresh, frozen some, given some away, and it still keeps growing!

I can’t bear to waste it, so I had to come up with some more ideas for it. I thought about drying it but couldn’t think of what I would use it for. Then, *lightbulb* how about drying it and mixing it with sugar?

I did just that, and it was amazing in a cup of green tea. I think I might try it in place of regular sugar the next time I decide to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

1 cup of mint sugar

Mint Sugar Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon mint, dried and ground
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Pick fresh mint (or buy it).
  2. Dry the mint. I did this in a food dehydrator overnight, but you could just tie a string around a bunch of it and hang it—though I am not sure how long that takes—I’m not that patient.
  3. Grind the mint. I used a mortar and pestle, but if I was grinding a lot, I may try a coffee or herb grinder.
  4. Mix the dried mint with sugar.
  5. Voila! There you have it! It smells so good.
  6. And, enjoy!