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Stand: 1 Hour
Freeze: 8 Hours
- 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 quart water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate*
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
- Bring fresh basil leaves and 1 quart water to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Boil 7 to 8 minutes or until leaves darken; stir in 3/4 cup sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate, and let mixture stand 30 minutes.
- Pour lemon-basil mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; discard basil leaves. Seal and freeze 8 hours or until mixture is firm. Remove lemonade mixture from freezer, and let stand, turning bag occasionally, 30 minutes or until slushy. Serve with fresh raspberries, if desired.
- *Limeade concentrate may be substituted for lemonade concentrate.
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