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Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan

Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. The solution? Ice cold desserts, like this granita, that hits a sweet spot without heating up the house. Once you’re comfortable with the recipe, there are endless variations – including my favorite, adding a couple of tablespoons of booze (be careful not to add too much or it won’t freeze properly).

 

Strawberry-Basil Granita

3 pints strawberries, hulled

4-5 basil leaves

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