Basil Plum Granita

Basil Plum Granita

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Wonderful fresh summer-time dessert. Not heavy at all, just refreshingly sweet and tart!


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5 Hr 10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 5
    whole allspice
  • 1 1/2 lb
    black plums, quartered and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 c
    basil leaves

How to Make Basil Plum Granita


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 minutes or until the plums begin to fall apart, stirring occasionally. Place the pan in a large ice-filled bowl; cool completely; stirring occasionally. Discard allspice.
  2. Place the plum mixture, lime juice, and basil in a blender; process until well blended. Press the plum mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, and discard the solids.
  3. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen (about 2 hours). Scrape with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze for 3 hours, scraping with a fork every hour, or until completely frozen.

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About Basil Plum Granita

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

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