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Strawberries with Mint Whipped Cream

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You can't go wrong by adding the freshness of mint to this classic duo.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packed cups fresh mint leaves and stems, coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Make syrup: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, mint, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil. Remove from heat; steep 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Let cool (makes about 1/4 cup).

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in 1/4 cup syrup (store any remaining syrup); if needed, re-whip cream to stiffen.

  3. Starting with strawberries, spoon alternating layers of strawberries and cream into four serving glasses. Top each with a mint sprig.

Cook's Notes

You can also try the mint syrup (step 1) to sweeten iced tea or lemonade. For a bracing cocktail, add a splash to a glass filled with seltzer, vodka, and lemon.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Karpatchitar
    6 JUL, 2014
    Absolutely fantastic and EASY recipe! The hint of mint is a wonderful addition and makes this an even more summer-esque dessert. I added all the syrup I yielded (~ 1/4 cup). Perfect for my version of breakfast at Wimbledon :)
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  • sunnie2009
    24 JUL, 2010
    I would like to know how you end up with One Cup of syrup when you only started out with 2 tbsp of water and only a 1/4 cup of sugar which you bring to a boil (which will take even more volume away). The mint leaves are not going to extract that much juice. Can someone please explain? It seems to me only a very small amt. of syrup would be left and certainly not a full cup! Thx! :)
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  • FranHug
    5 MAR, 2010
    This was so amazing! Easy, refreshing and yummy!
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  • JennyBop
    17 JAN, 2008
    Delicious!!!! I used fresh mint from my garden.
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  • mmsrjs
    14 JAN, 2008
    DID YOU EVER SEE ANYTHING SO BEAUTIFUL, THIS IS A WONDERFUL DISH OF STRAWBERRIES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH. WHIPPED CREAM IS SUPERB.
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