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How to Make and Use Mint Infused Honey

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If you’ve ever grown mint, you know it can take over and quickly too.  Our mint patch was getting large and unruly and despite attempts to give some away to every single person who has stopped by recently, we had to dig some up.   After all the roots were removed from places we didn’t want it, I clipped all the greenery for multiple uses.  Mint cordial and mint infused honey mostly.  There will be more mint harvested later for drying and other uses.  If you’ve ever wondered how to make and use mint infused honey, here are some tips for you.

Make the most of an overgrown mint patch by making and using mint infused honey for food, herbal remedies, and body products.

How to Make Mint Infused Honey:

1. Wash and dry your mint leaves.  The easiest way to do this is to pull the leaves from the stems and place in a salad spinner.  If you don’t have a salad spinner, use a large pot with a colander inside.  Fill with water and swish the leaves around.  Let it sit for 10 minutes or more.  When you come back, lift the colander from the water, the soil will have sunk to the bottom.  Drain well and spin through the salad spinner or spread out on a towel to dry.

2. Put the leaves into a clean jar.  Pack them in so that the jar is 1/2 to 3/4 full.  Fill the jar full of honey.

How to Make and Use Mint Infused Honey - Homespun Seasonal Living

3. Seal the jar with a tight fitting lid and place in a sunny window.  Make sure the lid fits tight and doesn’t leak.  Turn the jar over every other day, doing this will ensure the flavor permeates all of the honey.

4. After a month.  Strain the mint leaves from the honey.  Store the honey in a clean jar.  The leaves are pretty much candied at this point and super yummy to munch.

How to Make and Use Mint Infused Honey - Homespun Seasonal Living

 How to Use Mint Infused Honey:

  1. A dollop in a cup of hot tea is tasty.  Mint tea with mint honey is a favorite evening drink for me.  For women suffering from hot flashes, The Green Witch Herbal recommends mint tea, make even more enjoyable with some infused honey. If you like sweet iced tea, this is a yummy way to go.
  2. Create an energizing hand and foot scrub by substituting the mint infused honey.
  3. Use to flavor baked goods and honey-sweetened jams instead of unflavored honey.
  4. Make a homemade lip balm.  I do this all the time and the mint is highly requested from friends and family.
  5. Treat sunburn.  The author of The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, recommends harnessing mint’s cooling properties for sunburn and honey is a great home remedy for sunburn, why not combine the two?

Have you ever made mint infused honey?  If so, what’s your favorite way to use it?

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Susan

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Previous owners of our home had meant of every variety planted everywhere. Now I am not sure which is what, so am unsure as to which mints to use in any of these recipes. Is there a particular variety that should be used safe for this infused honey? Or how about for the tea for hot flashes? I am almost tempted to rip it all out and start over! Many thanks for all of your ideas and recipes!

Kathie Lapcevic

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Most of the time any mint in interchangeable. I wouldn't stress about it and use any old mint for mint infused honey and most other mint recipes for that matter, especially tea.

Tammy

Monday 1st of June 2020

LOVE this article!! Great ideas to share (and SO many ways to use this prolific weed;-) Thanks!

Rachelle

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Never tried this before but the small quantity that I made was truly yummy. I am going out to get additional honey to add to all of the mint I have growing like crazy in my garden. Thank you for your help.

Kathie Lapcevic

Monday 21st of May 2018

Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

teresa

Saturday 11th of March 2017

I'm going to try the honey with the mint sounds yummy.

Leslie

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Looks wonderful! I'm so excited to try it! Where do you recommend finding several of these glass jars?

Kathie

Thursday 13th of November 2014

Any glass jar will work, just use what you have on hand. I'm always finding interesting jars at thrift stores and yard sales, but truly whatever you have on hand will work great.

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