Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck and Caroline Cunningham
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Makes about 1 qt.

Garnish this refreshing dessert with basil sprigs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pulse strawberry mixture, basil, and lime zest in a food processor 9 to 10 times or until berries are finely chopped (almost pureed), stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

Step 2

Whisk together yogurt and cream in a medium bowl until smooth; stir strawberry mixture into yogurt mixture until well blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Pour strawberry mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)

Ratings & Reviews

EMatthews's Review

July 06, 2013
Amazing! Made as written. Very bright and creamy. The basil adds a subtle, yet delicious supporting note to the strawberry and lime flavors.

charlielawrence's Review

May 23, 2013
Fabulous - I reduced sugar to 2/3 cup, and instead of whipping cream I used part half & half and part skim milk. Even though the basil sounds strange, it's delicious. Will def make again.

love2eatgr8food's Review

April 24, 2012

sparklesea's Review

April 15, 2012
Absolutely delicious. The lime zest and basil (fresh from the garden) really brought out the flavor in strawberries that were not of the highest quality. Next time I'll try MarieBonCoeur's modifications for a healthier version.

MarieBonCoeur's Review

April 10, 2012
Made over Easter weekend but substituted fresh mint for the basil (the kids were really turned off by the idea of the basil with strawberry). I made a batch exactly as is with the fresh mint, and a separate low-fat/low sugar version. I took out the sugar all together, used fat free half and half, and added only a tablespoon of organic honey. The healthy version was albeit less creamy than the full fat one, but if I hadn't tasted them side-by-side I wouldn't have known the difference. Plus, I actually preferred the taste of the honey vs the granulated sugar. All in all, I would definitely do both versions again! So easy!

annainkirkland's Review

April 08, 2012