Strawberry-Basil Ice

The basil adds an unexpected touch.

This might be the best summer treat yet.

Level: Easy
Serves: 4
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  • 2 lb. strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ c. torn basil


  1. Puree 2 lb strawberries (trimmed and quartered; 6 ¼ cups) with 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp lemon juice, and ⅛ tsp coarse salt in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add ¼ cup torn basil, and pulse until chopped to specks.
  3. Transfer to a shallow airtight container and cover.
  4. Freeze until firm (at least 4 hrs).
  5. Scrape with a fork before serving, breaking up large chunks.
  6. Garnish with more basil (optional).

94 cal per serving

This story originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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