Artificial Delights

Peach and Basil Granita with a Twist of Lime

Frozen Treats

This refreshing dessert is perfect for hot summer days. The combination of sweet peaches, fragrant basil, and zesty lime creates a unique and delicious flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more.


  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Lime zest, for garnish


Combine the peaches, basil leaves, sugar, water, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer.

After 1 hour, use a fork to scrape the mixture and break up any ice crystals.

Repeat this process every hour for 3-4 hours until the mixture is completely frozen and has a slushy consistency.

Scoop the granita into serving dishes and garnish with lime zest before serving.

Enjoy the flavors of summer with this delightful Peach and Basil Granita, topped with a zesty twist of lime.