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Lemon Mint Cooler

 Lemon Mint Cooler
Chava Karlovich of Monroe, Connecticut shares this fizzy warm-weather beverage that blends sherbet and ginger ale with tangy ice cubes made with lemon juice and chopped mint. It's sure to hit the spot when served with a meal or as an afternoon refresher.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 medium lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup lemon sherbet, softened
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  • For mint ice cubes, combine the water, mint and lemon juice; pour
  • into two ice cube trays. Freeze until set. In a pitcher, combine
  • the lemons and sherbet; slowly stir in ginger ale. Add the mint ice
  • cubes. Yield: about 5 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 104 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.