I just moved into a house with a large quantity of mint growing in the yard.
It is late in the season and a lot of the mint is going to seed.
I picked two packed cups of leaves and trimmed off all the stems. I pulsed the leaves in the food processor with granulated sugar until it was a paste. I then used the paste as the flavoring for homemade ice cream.
The ice cream texture was fantastic but the flavor wasn't. It was weirdly grassy and not very minty at all. The kids wouldn't even eat it until I added a good quantity of mint extract to fix it.
I thought the mint leaves themselves were minty enough.
This is my first time using fresh mint this way. Did I use the mint improperly or is mint only used very young?