Spicy Mango Granita

Spicy Mango Granita Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
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.


Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Total time: 6 Hours, 20 Minutes

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

August 2012
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