Mint sugar is exactly what it sounds like – mint plus sugar – and this simple addition can transform plain fruit into something that feels just a little more luxurious. To make mint sugar, combine 1 tablespoon mint leaves with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar using a mortar and pestle or a food processor. If you have neither piece of equipment, you can chop the mint finely with a knife, and rub it into the sugar. The recipe can obviously be scaled up or down depending on how much fruit you have.
Mint sugar can be sprinkled on all manner of fruits, from citrus to strawberries, peaches, melons, pineapple, the list goes on. You don't need a lot, so it's not terribly unhealthy (really, dad!), but it adds a touch of sweetness and sparkle.
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