Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Kathy Calnen
Makes 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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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