Simple Homemade Mint Syrup

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Super easy mint syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea. Just three ingredients is all that’s needed to make it at home!

Mint simple syrup in a glass bottle.

About This mint Syrup

  • Don’t buy store-bought mint syrup when making it at home is so easy. It’s made from three easy-to-find ingredients: peppermint tea, sugar, and water.
  • This recipes makes a cup of mint syrup that can be used to make drinks like Peppermint Mocha Latte. Can be used for coffee, tea, and any drink you want to add a minty taste. Add it to heavy cream to make mint flavored whipped cream.
  • The syrup is a mint simple syrup so it will sweeten and flavors any drink with peppermint.

Make more flavored coffee drinks with my easy, from scratch, syrup recipes like Vanilla Syrup, Chocolate Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Syrup. See them all here.

Mint syrup ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

  • Peppermint loose tea
    Instead of using fresh mint leaves, this recipe uses loose peppermint tea, which is dried peppermint leaves. Because you can keep peppermint tea in the cabinet without worrying about it going bad, it’s so much convenient to make mint syrup with it than fresh mint.
  • Sugar
    Regular granulated sugar or cane sugar
  • Water
    Always use filtered water for a better tasting syrup.

Steps to Make Mint Syrup

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this syrup. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Take off heat and steep.
  3. Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
My Glass Bottle Pick

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These airtight glass bottles are perfectly size to hold a cup of syrup. Comes in a set of 6 so you can make different syrups for your coffee.

Notes & Tips

  • It’s easier to use peppermint tea but if you want to use fresh mint instead, use 1/4 cup.
  • Mint simple syrup is the same thing as mint syrup.
  • Mint syrup can be store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To sweeten and flavor your drink, add 1-2 tablespoons of mint syrup into a cup of coffee or tea.

Questions You May Have

Can I make a drink for kids using this mint syrup?

Into a cup of warm milk, add 1-2 tablespoons of mint syrup to instantly make a mint tea latte or a mint steamer. Or you can add the mint syrup to sparkling water to make mint soda.

Can I make a Peppermint Hot Chocolate using this mint syrup?

Into a cup of hot chocolate, add 1-2 tablespoons of mint syrup.

What else can I add mint syrup to?

It can be added to any drink for a burst of minty, fresh taste. Try it in lemonade, cold brew coffee, iced tea, or chamomile tea.

Can I use peppermint tea bags?

Yup! Make sure the tea bags only contain peppermint. Replace the 3 tablespoons of loose tea with 6 peppermint tea bags or 3 tea sachets.

Can I use a different sugar?

You can use any sugar or sweetener you like. Replace the white sugar in the recipe with brown sugar, coconut sugar, date sugar, honey, or maple syrup.

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Simple Mint Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Three ingredient mint syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Steep Time 15 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Drinks
Yield8 servings


  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons loose peppermint tea


  • Put water, sugar, and peppermint tea into a saucepan. Simmer.
    Simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stir occasionally. Heat for 30 more seconds on low heat then take off heat and cool.
  • Take off heat and steep for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


  • Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of mint syrup.
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup per 1 cup of coffee.
  • To use peppermint tea bags: Replace the 3 tablespoons of loose tea with 6 peppermint tea bags or 3 tea sachets.


Calories: 73 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 19g
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