Cool Minted Milk


Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 3 minutes; other: 50 minutes

Italians enjoy summertime while sipping this cool, refreshing beverage that's typically served in the afternoon. They make this drink with a mint-flavored syrup found in their grocery stores and markets. The mint-infused simple syrup that we've created for this beverage also tastes delicious in lemonade, tea, and hot chocolate.


8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 130
Fat 2.7 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Protein 8.3 g
Carbohydrate 18.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Calcium 319 mg


1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
8 cups 1% low-fat milk


1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat; cover and cool completely.

2. Press mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving mint syrup; discard mint leaves.

3. Combine mint syrup and milk; stir well. Serve immediately.

Note: If you prefer to serve this beverage by the glass rather than by the pitcher, stir 4 teaspoons mint syrup into 1 cup milk.

Gretchen Brown,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

June 2006
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