Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Strawberries with Mint Simple Syrup and Lemon Zest


1 cup sugar
1 cup sugar
A handful of mint
4 cups strawberries
1/2 cup Mint simple syrup
Zest of one lemon


Simple syrup is simple - it’s one part sugar to one part water. Cook sugar, water and mint over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and water boils. Remove and let cool. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Clean and cut up the strawberries. Add the syrup and lemon zest to strawberries and let sit for a few hours. (AKA macerate). Serve strawberries over vanilla ice cream for a refreshing dessert.

Serves 4-6.

Categories: Carole's Concoctions

Tags: simple syrup, Mint Simple Syrup, dessert