3 cups fresh strawberries; chopped,
1 cup water,
1/2 cup granulated sugar,
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves.
In a pan, combine water, sugar and basil, keep on flame and bring to boil stirring occasionaly. Simmer till the mixture thickens like a syrup. Strain the mixture and let it cool at room temperature. Once it cools down add the strawberries to it, and blend them in the blender until smooth. Place this in a tray, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until it is frozen. Using a fork whisk the granita well, cover and freeze again. Again whisk it and freeze further. Now remove the granita from the freezer, scrape using the fork and form icy flakes. Serve in wine or martini glasses.