Author Notes: This is a great way to use up extra fresh basil leaves after you’ve made all the pesto and caprese salads that you can stomach. It’s perfect for a light summer dessert, especially when you’re dining al fresco! —cratecooking
Makes: 3 cups
cups granulated sugar
lemons, rind peeled into long strips
cup packed fresh basil leaves
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon rind. Bring to a boil over high, stirring with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add basil leaves. Set aside until cool, about 30 minutes. Strain lemon-basil syrup; discard solids. Stir in lemon juice. Pour syrup into an ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.