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Fresh Mint Cooler

 Fresh Mint Cooler
—Carol Beutel, Tremont, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing


  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon or lime slices and additional mint, optional


  • Place mint in a large bowl; pour water over mint; let stand for 2
  • hours.
  • Strain mint mixture; discard mint. Fill chilled glasses with ice; add
  • mint mixture and sugar. Garnish with lemon or lime slices and mint
  • if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 10 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.