Look at that bowl of beauty. Just look at it.
In a very unlike-me twist, I’ve been growing fresh mint in my yard lately. (I’m not exactly domestic, and I’m shocked I haven’t managed to kill it yet.) I was in a mood to use it one day recently, and not only did I make fresh mint tea (SO GOOD), but I also made a bowl of that gorgeousness in the picture.
I used strawberries, blueberries, and grapes (purple and green – I got the mixed carton), but you could use blackberries or pineapples or bananas or whatever your personal favorites are. Based on some scattered internet info, I made a sugary syrup to pour over the fruit: I mixed equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, boiled it, then turned the heat down and let it simmer for like 15 minutes in order to thicken it. I also added a little bit of vanilla extract to the syrup, but that’s optional. Cool the sugar/water in the fridge for a while to cool it down, then pour it over the fruit and top it with fresh mint.
(Fun tip: the sugar-syrup thing I just mentioned? PERFECT for sweetening the homemade mint tea I mentioned above!)
This was fantastic. It was as good as any dessert I’ve made, and things like this help me not to miss the glorious gluteny foods of my yesteryear. Plus I got to use fruit and mint, two of my favorite things. Yum!