Easy mango granita
SmartPoints® value per serving
4 hr 40 min
Granita is a semi-frozen dessert much like sorbet or Italian ice, which has a crystalline texture. It is typically made with sugar, water and flavourings, though here frozen fruit does double-duty, lending flavour and natural sweetness to the mixture. To achieve a perfect, flaky snow-cone texture, break the granita mixture up with a fork into lacy chards of ice. For a finer texture, pulse the frozen mixture in a food processor a few times and fluff with a fork before serving immediately. Other yummy toppings for this mango granita include unsweetened flaked coconut, a sprinkling of finely chopped nuts, or even chopped fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of lime juice for brightness.
Unsweetened frozen mango chunks
2 pound(s), defrosted but not drained
1 tbsp(s), for garnish
- Puree mango and water in a large blender or food processor; pour into a pie plate or 9-in square pan. Freeze for 30 minutes; stir frozen bits of fruit into center.
- Continue to stir and scrape frozen fruit from edges to center every 30 minutes until granita is completely frozen, about 4 hours. Serve garnished with lime zest.
- Serving size: 1 cup