Mint Infused Berries

Give your Valentines a heart healthy antioxidant bomb of a dessert this year! I’ve been making this easy and healthy dessert for big celebrations and small gatherings. Inevitably, I receive many compliments and yummy noises. Eating fresh berries in February is a treat in itself, but add an infused simple syrup with bright mint flavors and your loved ones will be asking you for more.

Macerated Mint Berries

This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3….

equal parts sugar and water make a simple syrup
Mint infusing the syrup.
Berries getting a bath in the infused syrup.

My friend Kathy loves this dessert, and just made these for a family party. Her kids are still taking berries to lunch this week. Her favorite berry, raspberries. Try this out and let me know your favorite berry.

Mint Infused Berries

Serves 6-8, 1/4 cup servings

1 pint raspberries

1 pint blueberries

1 pint blackberries

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cup water

several fresh mint leaves

Method:

Place berries in a bowl. Meanwhile, combine water and sugar in a sauce pan and place on low heat. Whisk until sugar has dissolved. Take pan off of heat and gently stir mint leaves into the syrup. Let the syrup cool. Pour the infused syrup over the berries and macerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Divide berries into individual servings with extra syrup and serve. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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