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Basil Cucumber Granita Recipe


Looking for cool, crisp refreshment on steamy summer day? The clean flavor of cucumber accentuates notes of fresh basil with just a hint of sweetness to quench your thirst and cleanse the palate. Serve this icy treat on its own, or in between courses to refresh your taste buds.
Makes: Makes 8-10 servings.
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Step 1

In medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and transfer to glass bowl. Whisk in Fresh Basil Flavor; cool completely.

Step 2

In food processor, combine cucumber, water, sugar, lime juice, salt, 1/2 cup simple syrup and zest. Puree until smooth. Pour mixture into 9 in. x 9 in. square pan.

Step 3

Freeze mixture 30 minutes. Using a fork, scrape granita to break up any frozen spots. Continue freezing and scraping granita every 30 minutes until fully frozen, about 2 hours. Scoop flaked granita into serving dish and serve immediately.

Step 4

**Store leftover simple syrup in refrigerator for up to 1 week**

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