Ah, the generosity of friends is incredible. Yesterday morning, a friend delivered a bucket of strawberries that she had just picked, knowing that it is now difficult for me to pick berries myself. Tom had planted a few plants in our garden, and these resulted in the berries in this photo. But to have a whole bucket full of berries was awesome. Inspired by her goodness and the abundance of basil in my deck pots, I made this freezee. Recently, I heard that basil and strawberries was a good combination, but I was skeptical...until I tried it! Delicious!
1 cup sliced strawberries
4 - 5 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup skim ricotta cheese
Put all ingredients in a blender to puree. Divide the contents into two freezer-safe containers. Freeze for several hours.