I love foods that taste minty – especially brownies.
Unfortunately mint extract is always so expensive from the store so it’s a pretty rare treat in our house. Well then of course I figured out that you can make your own mint extract for a ton cheaper. So. Excited. Take a look to learn how to make your own homemade mint extract and how much it can save you:
Store-bought mint extract costs an average of $1.95 per ounce. Here’s the breakdown for this recipe:
- Spirits – I used vodka for this batch. My cost was $0.49/ounce
- Organic mint leaves (peppermint, chocolate mint, spearmint)– $1.99 per bunch at my local farmers market.
Total store bought cost – About $23.40 for 12 ounces
Total homemade cost – About $7.87 for 12 ounces
What is your favorite thing to add mint to?