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Basil Plum Granita

Basil Plum Granita

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
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  • 1 cup Water
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 5 Whole allspice
  • 1 1/2 lbs Black plums, quartered
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Basil leaves


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


Recipe adapted from