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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makesabout 5 cups
- 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
- For mint ice cubes, combine the water, mint and lemon juice; pour into 2 ice cube trays. Freeze until set. In a pitcher, combine the lemons and sherbet; slowly stir in ginger ale. Add the mint ice cubes.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 104 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Lemon Mint Cooler in Taste of Home August/September 2004