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Mango Granita

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

Health MARCH 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 82
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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