Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Delicious, sweet, no-calorie summer drink!
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda sugar substitute (or other zero-calorie sugar substitute, like Truvia)
- 1⁄2 cup basil leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
- 4 cups diet lemonade (I like Aldi brand Fit & Fresh)
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the Splenda and 1.5 cups cold water to a simmer. Cook, without stirring, until the Splenda dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add the basil, and let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solid remnants. Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into each of 4 ice-filled glasses, then fill each with the diet lemonade. Garnish with an additional sprig of basil. You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks!