Basil in lemon-lime-basil granita

We had some friends over for sausage and peppers, and I thought this might be a nice, light, summery finish to the meal.  It was, I think.

Lemon-Lime-Basil Granita
(serves 6-8)

1 ¼ c. sugar
3 c. water
1 c. lemon/lime juice, in any proportion you like
3 T. finely chopped basil

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat, stirring, just until the sugar dissolves.

Put the sugar water, juice, and basil in a 9’x13’ pan (or anything with similar dimensions), and put it in the freezer. Stir it ever hour or so until it has a slushy, icy consistency.