The combination of strawberry and basil is unusual but the basil actually enhances the strawberry flavor and makes a cool and refreshing sorbet.
500 gr. strawberries
180 gr. sugar
180 ml. water
½ cup basil leaves
2 tbsp strawberry liqueur (optional)
Boil water and sugar for 5 minutes and set aside to cool.
Process strawberries in a blender with the basil until smooth.
Combine strawberry pulp with the syrup and place it in the fridge to cool well. The coolest the mix the smoother the sorbet.
Strain the mix to rid it of the basil leaves and strawberry pips.
Process in an ice cream maker.
Serve immediately, or, if you like it slightly firmer, put in the freezer and enjoy later.