Monday, March 29, 2010

Disneyland's Mint Julep Recipe

A fun and educational activity to do with your little ones on a warm spring or summer's day is make Disneyland's famous mint juleps! This refreshing, non-alcoholic drink will make your kids feel special while teaching them about units of measure and how to follow instructions! This recipe is available at City Hall on Main Street.

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Disneyland Mint Julep Recipe

Yield: 24 (1 cup) Servings

Ingredients:
3 lb sugar
1 ga water
1 pt Creme de Menthe syrup (non-alcoholic)
1/2 6 oz can of frozen limeade concentrate
1/2 6 oz can of frozen lemonade concentrate

Garnishes:
fresh mint sprigs
maraschino cherries
fresh lemon wedge

Instructions:
Combine sugar and water in a large pot or saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the pan from heat. Add Creme de Menthe syrup, limeade and lemonade concentrates. Stir and chill. Serve with ice, sprigs of mint, maraschino cherries and fresh lemon wedge. Don't forget the little red straws!

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I created a sugar free version of this recipe for sugar restricted diets!

Disneyland Mint Julep Recipe (Sugar Free)

Yield: 24 (1 cup) Servings

Ingredients:
3 lb granulated sucralose sweetener (Splenda or other brand)
1 ga water
1 pt Da Vinci brand sugar free Creme de Menthe syrup (non-alcoholic)
3 oz sugar free limeade concentrate
3 oz sugar free lemonade concentrate

Garnishes:
fresh mint sprigs
fresh lemon wedge
maraschino cherries (optional)

Instructions:
In a large pot or saucepan dissolve sweetener in boiling water. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Strain through a coffee filter to remove sediments. Add Creme de Menthe syrup, limeade and lemonade concentrates. Stir and chill. Serve with ice, sprigs of mint and fresh lemon wedge (add maraschino cherries if you wish). Don't forget the little red straws!

Sit back, relax and enjoy! ºoº

You can find this Disneyland recipe and more at FindingMickey.com!

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