Mint Jelly | Recipe

Hello Friends!

I LOVE preserving things in as many different ways as possible as you may have gathered. From drying herbs to making chutneys, I love it! Rick and I have a huge garden and usually produce more than we can eat fresh, so preserving is a great alternative.

Today I have for you a recipe for Mint Jelly, but this can also work with a number of different herbs. I really, really love the smell that fills the kitchen when I'm chopping mint.

It's a really simple recipe that doesn't take much preparation at all.

Equipment Needed

  • Preserve Pan
  • Preserve straining net
  • Jars
  • Wax seals
  • Food processor
  • Saucepan


  • The shells from 4 lemons
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 good handfuls finely chopped fresh mint


  • Whizz up the lemon shells finely in the food processor. Put them in a heavy saucepan with 750ml water and boil for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through your straining net for 2 hours.
  • Make the mixture up to 500ml using water and put in the preserve pan. Add the sugar and stir until it's dissolved. Add the vinegar and bring to a full rolling boil for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Do a set test, if it's not quite set properly then boil for a bit longer.
  • Stir in the mint and then spoon the mixture into hot, sterilised jars. Seal and label.

As you can see from the above picture, our mint patch is huge...bordering out of control!

Jams, jellies and chutneys make fantastic thoughtful, homemade gifts for people. Particularly when they're put in these cute little Kilner Jars

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think! Do you have any questions? Leave a comment.

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  1. I am definitely going to try this.

  2. Hello!
    I am so sorry I have not been around recently. I've actually been on a cruise for almost 2 weeks and before I was in France for a week! I do apologise for the lack of blog presence and comments. I do hope you are well!
    This mint jelly sounds brilliant- great idea!

    1. I had wondered where you'd gone! Thankyou, it is delicious!


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