This is a refreshing summer dessert, that my Mother use to serve to all her garden club friends. It looks so pretty in parfait glasses. I now have my Mom's glasses and smile when I serve this great dessert. ( Mom's recipe calls for adding food coloring, I do not do that, but I have included the food coloring in the recipe to preserve Mom's recipe.)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup lemon juice
Green food coloring( I leave this out)
1 cup whipping cream
Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water -boil until sugar dissolves. Cool syrup and put mint and sugar in blender and run until fine. Stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice and green food coloring(or not)
Strain and discard mint. Freeze until smooth, fold in whipped cream. Put into the parfaits glasses and freeze until firm.
I add some small mint leaves as a garnish. As this settles in the glass, it forms layers and is so beautiful. Everyone loves it, it is refreshing, cool and so minty!!
Enjoy!! There is so much to love about mint. Some time we will explore the wonders of a Mint Julep!!