Lemon Basil Granita


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup lemon basil
3 cups watermelon


Make a simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar, water and chopped lemon basil. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for 5 minutes, take off burner, cool, strain, and set syrup aside. In a food processor, blend watermelon and add simple syrup until a puree forms. Pour into a low dish and freeze. Using a fork, scrape puree every 20 minutes while it freezes. This should create flaky crystals. Keep frozen dish covered while freezing. Freeze and scrap until desired consistency.