Try my homemade English mint sauce – the perfect condiment for adding some zing to your meals! It’s a no cook recipe, made with 5 ingredients and tastes infinitely better than store-bought versions. What’s more you can use fresh mint from your garden for this recipe.
About this Fresh British mint sauce recipe
While you can easily buy Coleman’s mint sauce or supermarket’s own brand, they often contain additives and preservatives. Plus, they cost £ 1. 70 for such a simple sauce recipe.
Our homemade recipe is straightforward. Add the chopped mint along with the rest of the ingredients and let it steep for at least an hour before serving. How simple can it be?
Why you’ll love this recipe?
- Easy to make with just five simple ingredients
- Adds a refreshing and zingy flavour to a variety of dishes
- Budget-friendly and tastes 100 times better than the store bought ones
- Can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for future use
- Dietary needs – Suitable for vegetarians and vegans and those on a gluten-free diet
To make this British mint sauce you will only need 5 ingredients – Fresh Mint, Sugar, Salt, Vinegar, and Water.
Mint: Fresh mint leaves are the key ingredient in this homemade English mint sauce. I use garden mint which is in plenty in my herb planter. They add a refreshing, zesty and zingy flavour to the sauce. You can use any type of garden mint – such as spearmint, peppermint, or a combination. Alternatively, you can buy fresh mint sprigs from the store.
Sugar: You can use any type of granulated sugar, such as white sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar. It is added to the mint sauce to balance out the tartness of the vinegar and add a hint of sweetness.
Vinegar: I have used White vinegar. But you can also use apple cider vinegar for a slightly sweeter note..
Water: Boiling water from the kettle is added to the sauce to thin it out and help dissolve the sugar.
How to make English mint sauce recipe step by step?
In a small bowl, add boiling water from the kettle and sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve.
Then simply add vinegar, and salt. Combine.
Finally add the chopped mint leaves, stir to combine. Allow the sauce to steep for at least 1 hour before serving.
This fragrant British mint sauce is also the perfect addition to any holiday meal, whether it’s Christmas dinner or a Thanksgiving feast.
- Stir it along with tamarind sauce to serve with samosas and pakoras – It is delicious.
- Mix it into mayonnaise or sour cream for a flavourful twist on classic dips.
- Use English mint sauce as a marinade or baste for grilled vegetables or tofu skewers.
- Serve alongside your Roast lamb, Sunday roast, Christmas vegetables traybake or roasted vegetables and sausages traybake.
- Spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a flavour boost.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best mint to make mint sauce?
The best mint to use for mint sauce is common garden mint,. But you can also fresh spearmint, or peppermint. These types of mint have a strong, refreshing flavour that works well in the sauce.
What type of vinegar can I use to make this classic English mint sauce?
You can use any type of white vinegar, such as white wine vinegar, or distilled white vinegar, to make this mint sauce. For a slightly sweeter and more pungent flavour, use apple cider vinegar.
Is British Mint Sauce Vegan?
Yes, mint sauce is vegan as it is typically made with only plant-based ingredients such as fresh mint leaves, sugar, vinegar, and water.
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Quick and Easy British mint sauce recipe below
- 1 bunch mint 30g
- 5 tbsp boiling water
- 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Strip the mint leaves from the stalk. Chop it finely and set aside.Discard the stalk.1 bunch mint
- In a small bowl, add boiling water and sugar. Stir to combine.5 tbsp boiling water, 2 tbsp sugar
- Add vinegar, salt and mix together.4 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt
- Finally add the chopped mint leaves and mix. Allow it to stand for at least 1 hour for the flavours to develop. Serve.