Lemon Balm Simple Syrup

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by gailanng

Use to sweeten tea, hot or cold, drizzle over cake or ice cream. Time doesn't include stand time or chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse lemon balm under running water to clean. Stir together all 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Using a spoon, gently smash them against the sides of the pot to release the flavor.
  2. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes. Pour liquid through a wire-mesh strainer into an airtight container or Mason jar, discarding lemon balm leaves. Cover and chill 4 hours. Syrup may be stored in refrigerator up to 1 month or poured into a plastic freezer container or an ice cube tray and kept frozen for up to one year.

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