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Chet's Lemon Basil Granita



    Chet's Lemon Basil Granita

    Make this Italian ice at home.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017)


    • 4 cups water
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • organic lemons (zest too)
    • cup basil chopped


    Zest lemons and set aside. Squeeze lemons for juice. Place water, sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes. Transfer to a shallow pan and cool to room temp for 30 minutes. Stir in chopped basil. Place pan in freezer. Sir mixture and flake with fork every 30 minutes for 3 hours until light and fluffy.

    Suggested Serving:

    • Spoon granita into glass with sprig of basil
    • Serve with your favorite local spirit
    • Serve with fresh fruit
    • Use as an intermezzo or dessert