Mango Granita

Prep: 9 minutes; Freeze: 3 hours. This refreshing dessert is well worth the wait--we promise.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Martha Condra,

March 2005