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Cucumber peel and mint stem infused water

Mint Stem & Cucumber Peel Ice Water


A great way to stay hydrated and use up those cucumber peels and herb stems! This recipe calls for mint stems, but plenty of others would be great too.


  • Mint stems (and any other leftovers from a sprig).
  • Cucumber peels. 
  • Water. 
  • Ice. (Optional)


  1. Once you’ve finished peeling a cucumber for another recipe, drop the peels into a pitcher of water.
  2. Add mint stems and any other bits leftover from a sprig.
  3. You can enjoy it right away. But Stern advises that it tastes best if the flavors marry for several hours or overnight.