A luxurious way to enjoy sweet summer cantaloupe without putting in too much effort!
1 medium sized cantaloupe, ripe, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 cup basil simple syrup, recipe follows
Pinch of salt
Place the cantaloupe chunks and simple syrup in the bowl of food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and blend again. Pour into a metal pan with sides and allow to freeze, scraping with a fork occasionally. To serve, scrape with fork. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
Basil Simple Syrup
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup fresh basil chopped fine
Place all ingredients in a heavy bottom sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for about 10 minutes. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and then blend. Strain with cheesecloth if you like.