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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

  • 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 (1)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
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 :)