Can You Freeze Mint Leaves?

How to Freeze Mint Leaves

Can you freeze mint? You surely can and the process is pretty simple.

Below, I am going to highlight the different options you can use when it comes to freezing mint a quick and easy to follow guide.

Why Freeze Mint?

If you have an overabundance of mint leaves, you clearly can’t use them all at one time and instead of wasting them, you can always freeze them for use later. This is good if you have a recipe that requires mint leaves or you plan on using them in mint tea or whatever else that requires this awesome little leaves.

When stored correctly, you can keep mint leaves frozen for 3 months, before the quality starts to degrade.

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How to Freeze Mint? A Step-by-Step Guide

When you are planning on freezing mint leaves, then only things you are going to need are:

  • Paper towels
  • A freezer Ziploc bag
  • Marker

Step 1

The first thing you are going to want to do is wash the mint leaves. After washing, pat them dry and let them sit for about an hour to ensure that they are fully dry.

Step 2

If you are going to freeze mint leaves, you should put the whole leaves on a baking sheet or plate and place them in the freezer.

Step 3

Once frozen, take out the mint leaves and wrap them in a paper towel.

Step 4

Place the paper towel inside a freezer Ziploc bag and label with the date you placed them in. Remember, mint leaves can be stored in the freezer, up to 3 months.

As you can see, it is a pretty easy process when it comes to freezing mint. It is a great way to keep it for use at a later date, instead of having the mint sitting around, knowing that you would not be using it anytime soon.

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