* Makes about 1 1/4 pints
- 1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz) boiling water
- 8 sprigs fresh mint (preferably picked early in the day or used immediately after buying)
- 3/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1 1/2 cups ice water
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint leaves
- green food coloring (optional)
- mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Pour the boiling water onto the mint sprigs and sugar in a bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally. Add the ice water and chill.
Strain the liquid into a freezer container and stir in the chopped mint (add a few drops of green food coloring if you wish). Freeze until partly frozen, then stir with a fork to break into crystals. Return to the freezer and refreeze until almost firm. Remove and stir with a fork to break into nice, even crystals.
Serve in iced tall glasses, with more sprigs of mint if desired.
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