Mint Julep Soda
1 large bunch fresh mint leaves, separated
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 56-ounce container VELVET Vanilla Lover’s Trio Ice Cream
4 tablespoon Kentucky Bourbon or Bourbon Barrel flavored Maple Syrup
In a small bowl “muddle” one half of the fresh mint with the sugar. Add water and allow to set. Stir and continue to muddle the sweet syrup. Strain to remove large pieces of mint leaves. Refrigerate.
Place a few fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a Kentucky Derby glass or cup. Pour one tablespoon of sugar/mint syrup over the fresh leaves. Using a spoon, muddle leaves and syrup gently. Top with three scoops of Velvet Ice Cream. Pour 1 more tablespoon of the syrup/mint syrup and 1 tablespoon of Kentucky bourbon or bourbon flavored maple syrup over the ice cream and top with fresh mint leaves. Makes 4 sodas. Serve!