2 cups (500 ml) water
1/3 cup (75 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml)chopped mint Mint simple syrup to taste (recipe follows)
Mint sprigs to garnish
Mint Simple Syrup
1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
1 cup (250 ml) water
2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped mint
Add sugar, water and mint to a saucepan on medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and let cook for 3 minutes. Cool completely and strain. Set aside.
1. Add water, lemon juice and chopped mint to large cup or medium-sized bowl; sweeten to taste with mint simple syrup
2. Pour into 2-inch deep baking pan and place in the freezer
3. Let freeze for 30 – 40 minutes or until set but not completely hardened. Using a fork, scrape ice; scoop servings with spoon, garnish with sprigs of mint and serve.
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