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“Delicious, sweet, no-calorie summer drink!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 8 oz glasses
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup Splenda sugar substitute (or other zero-calorie sugar substitute, like Truvia)
  • 12 cup basil leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 4 cups diet lemonade (I like Aldi brand Fit & Fresh)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the Splenda and 1.5 cups cold water to a simmer. Cook, without stirring, until the Splenda dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add the basil, and let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solid remnants. Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into each of 4 ice-filled glasses, then fill each with the diet lemonade. Garnish with an additional sprig of basil. You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks!

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