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