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Mint Ice Cubes

Mint Ice Cubes

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    6 h 10 m
Skuba

Skuba

These wonderful little cubes add just a touch of flavor to those summertime glasses of lemonade.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • < 1 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 0g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place 2 to 3 mint leaves into each cell of a heatproof ice cube tray. Fill the cells with the boiling water, then let stand for 10 minutes; remove the leaves if desired. Freeze the ice cube tray until solid.
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SunnyByrd
55

SunnyByrd

8/16/2008

Okay, I cheated. I poured hot water over the mint, but I didn't like how it turned the mint dark...so, I added fresh mint to cool water. The cubes with the boiling water are stronger, but the cold water ones are prettier (and still taste quite minty). If I really want to get crazy next time, I'll steep some leaves, let the water cool, and replace the dark leaves with fresh ones. I'm looking forward to trying this with other herbs, too. Thanks, Skuba - great idea!!

JEANETTE
27

JEANETTE

3/22/2010

I do ice cubes of many herbs, the hot water releases the oils in the plants, replacing the darkened, spent herbs with fresh after cooling is preferable. Just pop out the frozen cubes into labeled freezer bags and you are ready for many uses, from drinks to stews and everything in between.

Traci-in-Cali
15

Traci-in-Cali

2/23/2010

This was a great idea... I just put cold water in my trays since I didn't want wilted mint; I just tried one in a cup of tea and it was nice!... Thanks for a great way to use up this mint (hubby bought by accident) :)

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