Grind Mastic Tears
small mastic tears
Place pouch with mastic tears for 1 hour in the freezer.
Grind with mortar and pestle
Grind with a mortar and pestle half or all mastic tears with 1 tsp salt or sugar, depending on your recipe. For sweet recipes use 1 tsp sugar, for savory recipes 1 tsp salt.
Grind without mortar and pestle
Place mastic tears on a flat surface.
Cover mastic tears with a large piece of plastic wrap.
Roll over the plastic wrap with a baking pin until all mastic tears are pulverized.