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Raspberry Mint Cooler

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

3-1/2 quarts

"This beverage is lovely in the summer when mint and raspberries are fresh," reveals Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "A garnish of mint leaves and raspberries is pretty."

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2-1/4 cups lemonade concentrate
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, mint and sugar to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the raspberries and the lemonade concentrate; gently mash raspberries.
  2. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth; place over a 1-gal. container. Slowly pour raspberry mixture into strainer' discard pulp and mint. Add cold water to the raspberry juice; stir well. Serve in chilled glasses over ice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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