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Bake the Book: Lemon Mint Sherbet

This Lemon Mint Sherbet is a shining example of Medrich's way with the processor. Instead of breaking out the ice cream maker, she's come up with an innovative method to make smooth, lemony sherbet by freezing the base and then whizzing it in the bowl of the food processor, aerating it, and then returning to the freezer to firm it up a bit more. It's bright, fresh, and even a little sparkly, and the best part is there's no need to dust off the ice cream maker. More

American Classics: "Mama's" Mint Sticks

Few things can put me in the holiday spirit as quickly as a mint chocolate one-two punch. While Holiday Peppermint 'Crack' delivers on the flavor combo, sometimes you want a lot more chocolate. Recently when I was chatting with Serious Eater CityMinx about favorite homemade desserts she raved about mint sticks—a triple-layer, intensely chocolatey fudgy brownie bar—and very kindly offered to share her grandma's recipe. More

Bake the Book: Mint Thins

This past Girl Scout Cookie season I had the foresight to stock my freezer with a few extra boxes of Thin Mints to enjoy once the troops had retired from cookie selling to lanyard making and nature hiking. Unfortunately self-control failed me and the stash didn't last quite as long as anticipated. Instead of waiting months for the return of these beloved mint chocolate cookies, I turned to Stacy Adimando's The Cookiepedia, where she was kind enough to include a recipe for Mint Thins, a pretty spot-on interpretation of the Girl Scout classic. More

Scooped: Mint and Green Chile Granita

Granitas are light, bright, ridiculously refreshing, and essentially a fluffier, flakier sibling of slushies. With all the mint lying around my kitchen during spring and summer, a mint granita was a no-brainer. To give it some depth, I added green chiles–the two go surprisingly well together. The spicy kick harmonizes with mint's bright notes, and the verdant green flavors bring out mint's grassy elements. More

Scooped: Mint Julep Ice Cream

The mint julep is a brilliant cocktail, a study in contrasts. There's mint of course, flighty and effervescent. And there's bourbon, robust and complex and just a tad sweet—like a half-deserved slap from a comely Southern belle. There's nothing else to muck up the duet, save some crushed ice and a sprinkle of sugar. This ice cream follows the same principles to minty, bourbon-y nirvana. More

When You Can't Get a Shamrock Shake Anymore: Dean & Deluca's Mint Chip Maltballs

My favorite ice cream of all time is Mint Chocolate Chip—it always has been, always will be. And when blended into a shake with a heavy-handed dash of malt powder, I'm in heaven. It's my version of a gourmet Shamrock Shake, that amazing blend of frozen vanilla soft serve, peppermint flavoring, and green dye at select McDonald's during St. Patty's time. So when I recently stumbled upon a tin of bright green Mint Chip Maltballs at Dean & Deluca, I was ecstatic. More

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