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makings for some mighty fine summer refreshment!
We literally have bushes of mint in our backyard, so I wanted to do something with it. I’m a big fan of iced tea, so a mint simple syrup seemed perfect!
NOTE: this recipe is all about ratios. Stick to the ratio, and you can do however much or little you want
RATIO: 1-1 water to sugar (I used two cups)
21/2 to 3 -1 mint to everything else (I had a tone of mint and just tossed it all in. this can vary depending on how strongly minty you want your syrup)

Posted by liz a. from Round Lake Beach, Illinois, United States • Published See liz a.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 1
    Step 1

    Go get some mint!

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 2
    Step 2

    Clean off the mint and get rid of the stems

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add in the mint, put on medium heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved (usually about 2-4 minutes)

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn off the heat and let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes (until cooled off)

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 6
    Step 6

    Strain the mint out, and toss it.

  • How to make a juice drink. Mighty Mint Granita - Step 7
    Step 7

    NOTE: if you want, you can stop here now and have a very nice mint simple syrup. It works great in tea, or put a drizzle over some pound cake or angel food cake, etc….

    If not, continue on to make a granita.

    I don’t have pictures for the next steps, because I just wanted a batch of simple syrup, but it’s pretty easy to follow!

  • Step 8

    Put the syrup in a rectangular cake pan, stick it in the freezer for 20 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Take it out and scrape it up using a fork (like making shaved ice)

  • Step 10

    This next step is time consuming, but it’s not hard. Put it back in the freezer, and every 15 minutes or so, take it out and scrape it again. You’ll want to do this two or three times.

  • Step 11

    Voila! A beautiful mint granita!! Post pictures if you make it, I want to see!

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