Bill Yosses's Mint Ice

  • Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 bunches fresh mint, with stems
  • 1/8 teaspoon vitamin C powder, optional

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Let stand until room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Plunge mint into boiling water for 10 seconds. Transfer mint to ice-water bath until cool.

  3. Squeeze excess water from mint, and transfer to a blender. Add sugar syrup and vitamin C. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Transfer to a covered container, and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.

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