Strawberries With Mint Whipped Cream

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 2
    cups packed fresh mint leaves, and stems coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1
    quart strawberry, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 18
    1/8 cup toasted chopped macadamia nuts or 1/8 cup toasted chopped cashews
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, mint, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil.
  • Remove from heat; steep 15 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Discard solids.
  • Let cool (makes about a cup).
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in cup of a syrup (store any remaining syrup); if needed, re-whip cream to stiffen.
  • Starting with strawberries, spoon alternating layers of strawberries and cream into four serving glasses. (You can use martini glasses or champagne flutes.).
  • Top each with a mint sprig and chopped toasted almonds (optional).
  • *You can also use the mint syrup to sweeten iced tea or lemonade. For a bracing cocktail, add a splash to a glass filled with seltzer, vodka, and lemon.
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