Make a cool, icy treat with little effort by pouring the lemon-mint mixture into plastic frozen pop molds. Freeze any leftover mixture, or drizzle over fresh cut fruit for a refreshing snack.

Sybil Andrus, Angleton, Texas
Recipe by Southern Living March 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
stand:
1 hr
freeze:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
Yield:
Makes about 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring fresh mint leaves and 1 quart water to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Boil 7 to 8 minutes or until leaves darken; stir in 3/4 cup sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate, and let mixture stand 30 minutes.

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  • Pour lemon-mint mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; discard mint leaves. Seal and freeze 8 hours or until mixture is firm. Remove lemonade mixture from freezer, and let stand, turning bag occasionally, 30 minutes or until slushy. Serve with fresh raspberries, if desired.

  • *Limeade concentrate may be substituted for lemonade concentrate.

  • Basil-Lemon Ice: Substitute 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves for fresh mint leaves, and proceed with recipe as directed.

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