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Mango Granita

Photo: Leigh Beisch
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Prep: 9 minutes; Freeze: 3 hours. This refreshing dessert is well worth the wait--we promise.

Ingredients

  • 1 (24-ounce) jar sliced mango, drained, reserving 2/3 cup syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon ground cardamom

Nutrition Information

  • calories 82
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 8 mg
  • calcium 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sliced mango, syrup, and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is thickened and mango is very tender. Cool slightly.

  2. Pour mixture into a blender, and process until smooth. Pour into an 8-inch baking dish; cover and freeze 3 hours or until firm.

  3. Scrape mango mixture with a fork; divide among 4 serving dishes. Serve immediately.