Summer Melon with Sherbet and Fresh Mint Syrup is a simple summer dessert, but could also pass as an afternoon snack or side dish. Serve extra mint syrup in iced tea.

Recipe by Coastal Living July 2007

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Kathy Calnen

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Tie mint in a cheesecloth bag, and place in a saucepan. Add sugar and water; bring mixture to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

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  • Remove from heat; cover and let cool. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Refrigerate mint syrup until ready to serve.

  • Scoop melons with 1-inch melon baller or ice cream scoop, and place three pieces on each serving plate. Serve with berries, and top with sorbet and fresh mint leaves. Drizzle with mint syrup.

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