Mint grows fast. Sometimes, it grows faster than you can use it. If you have a surplus of mint on hand, use it to make a little treat called mint sugar.
When you’ve got a bunch of extra mint in your possession, there are a variety of creative options for using it. One fun option The Kitchn recommends? Creating mint sugar, which is basically mint-infused sugar.
Whatever you want to call it, it’s easy enough to make:
Take the leaves from about four sprigs of mint and either chop them in a food processor or bruise them with a mortar and pestle. Once you’ve bruised and coarsely chopped the mint, slowly add 1 cup of sugar, stirring and blending along the way. Cover and allow 2 to 3 days for the oils to infuse the sugar. Store in a cool, dry place and use within a month. Herbal sugars make excellent gifts.
They recommend using it in fruit salads, iced tea, or even baked goods. For more ideas on what to do with your mint surplus, check out the full post below.
4 Ways to Preserve Fresh Mint for Later [The Kitchn]