Photo by: Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Spicy Mango Granita

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.

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 127
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.1g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

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Spicy Mango Granita Recipe