Iced Mint Water – Refreshing and Real

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Years ago when we first moved into our home in PA, there was a GIGANTIC patch of mint. It took over, grew everywhere. Ben and I ripped every root of that mint out. We later planted a beautiful butterfly bush in its place and a few other flowers.

I love mint, but not a whole yard full of it. So from that point on, I got my mint everytime I would pick up our CSA at Eckerton Hill Farm. Every week we would head down to feed Stansbury and the other goats and look at the chickens and on our way back up the hill, we would grab enough sprigs of wild mint to last us for the week.

Ironically, now that we moved to MA, I am scouring the farmers markets to find mint and {gasp} PAY for it! Ben has not let me live it down.

But I am willing to pay for it because enjoying this Iced Mint Water all summer long makes me happy. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I am not a big fan of plain old water. This is one of the ways that I change it up to be just a little different.

The best part is that it is two fresh and real ingredients.

I enjoy it on the beach all summer long and take it with me everywhere!

Here’s how you make it:

1. Fill a giant stockpot with water and bring to a boil.

2. Add fresh mint to the pot. I use a handy contraption like this to keep the mint in so that I don’t have to strain it.

3. Boil for about 10 minutes (it should be at least that long).

4. Turn off heat and let pot sit for about an hour or two, until cooled down (can be longer).

5. Pour into containers, refrigerate, and ENJOY!

 

About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Yum! Growing up, we had mint and would make something similar but always add sugar. I like the idea of just “plain” old mint water better now that I’m an adult and am aware of the effect of sugar on my body. Your recipe sounds delicious!
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