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Spicy Mango Granita

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 6 hrs, 20 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Finish off the evening with a spicy-sweet iced dessert featuring mango, orange juice, and fresh lime juice.  Garnish with additional red pepper for more kick.


  • 4 cups cubed peeled ripe mango
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Dash of salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 127
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 33.1 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Pour mixture into a blender; process until smooth. Strain through a sieve over a bowl, and discard solids. Pour into an 11 x 7–inch baking dish; cool. Cover and freeze for 45 minutes; scrape with a fork. Freeze. Scrape every 45 minutes until completely frozen (about 6 hours). Remove from freezer; scrape with a fork until fluffy.