Although this dessert does need to be prepared in advance, it’s incredibly simple, and the fresh summer flavours make it perfect for a dinner party in the warmer months. Apple and basil might sound like an unusual combination, but it works beautifully, especially with the added hints of lime and Sugar & Crumbs Velvet Vanilla Icing Sugar.
- A quick note – it’s well worth buying a good-quality apple juice for this recipe, as the depth of flavour will make all the difference. Measure out the apple juice, add the Sugar & Crumbs Velvet Vanilla Icing Sugar and lime juice, and mix well until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Finely chop the fresh basil and stir through the juice. If you taste it at this stage, you might feel like the flavours are a bit intense, but freezing will dampen them down, so it’s important to slightly overdo the sweetness and tartness at this point.
- Pour the mixture into containers to freeze – it’s best if you keep it fairly shallow, no more than 5cm, so you might need more than one container.
- To serve, scoop into balls and place in a long-stemmed glass with a sprig of basil and a fresh strawberry to garnish each one.