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Cherry , lime & basil granita

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August  9, 2016
Photo by Panfusine
Author Notes

I had made this recipe a couple of years ago as part of a sponsored post and it is a treat I've gone back to repeatedly. I must admit, it was the purple basil simple syrup that hooked me into making this with a deep licorice like note, but the end result was well worth it. —Panfusine

  • Serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • Purple Basil simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup purple basil
  • Cherry lime basil
  • 1 pound cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • 1/4 cup Purple Basil simple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • purple basil leaves for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Purple Basil simple syrup
  2. Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until the basil is all wilted and has released its aroma into the syrup. Cool down and strain into a bottle. Refrigerate until needed..
  1. Cherry lime basil
  2. blend the three ingredients together and pour out into a flat, shallow glass dish and place in freezer
  3. Scrape the frozen block of cherry puree with a fork and spoon out into stemmed glasses. Garnish with a basil leaf and serve immediately.
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