Who can resist fun and easy to make dessert like Mango Granita. 4 simple ingredients and 2 easy preparation steps is all you need to make this granita. The good thing about this is granita is, you can relish this at any time of the day. Mango granita is a perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day.
Love Mangoes? Then here are 30+ Delicious Mango Recipes To Try.
What Is Granita?
Originally from Sicily, granita is a semi-frozen dessert. Sugar, water and various flavourings are the main ingredients in making granita. The texture of granita is crystalline to smooth depending on the place. This is a best and easy to make summer dessert recipe ever.
Summers and Mangoes
I love summers, may be b’coz they bring annual holidays or b’coz of fragrant jasmine flowers. Or may be b’coz it carry a hint that my birthday is near by or may be b’coz of mangoes. In southern states of India, it is almost 365 days of summer, with some un time showers and sometimes an uneven dipping of mercury levels.
Seasonal fruits are always my favorite. As these are available in particular season, I make it a point to buy and make best use of them. The best way to indulge mangoes is by just peeling the skin, cutting the pulp into cubes and relishing it. Apart from this, there are many different ways to enjoy this seasons delight, “the mangoes“.
We can easily add mango puree in making cakes, cookies, sorbets, milkshakes, cocktails, mock tails, drinks, sweets, desserts, puddings, jelly’s, granita’s, etc.
Making mango granita is simple, fun and easy recipe. Call your kids and ask them to assist you in making this delicious granita. Making granita is a great summer fun learning activity for kids. Granita is similar to our desi gola ice recipe.
Granita is just frozen form of fruit juice. As it’s been summer, cold dessert like mango granita is perfect to bask on. The medley of sweet mango with tangy lime juice and hint of fresh mint makes a perfect icy summer dessert to relish on.
Mango Granita Ingredients
Mango – You can use any variety of mangoes. I prefer using banaganapalli or imam pasand or alphonso mangoes. You can even use ready-made fruit juice too. Prefer using sweet mangoes only.
Lime | Lemon Juice – Adds zing and taste. If the mango pulp is little sour in taste, then skip adding lime or lemon juice.
Sweetener – You can use either honey or sugar. If the mangoes are sweet, I skip adding sweetener.
Mint Leaves – Adds fresh and minty flavour to granita.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Granita Used For?
Usually granita is served to diners as a palate cleanser between the courses of meal. Palate cleanser is any food or beverage that is usually served between the courses of meal to remove any lingering flavours in the mouth. The main fact behind this is to remove the food residue from the tongue and to prepare the taste buds for the next course of meal.
Why Is Called Granita?
Mainly because of its coarser and flakier (grainy) texture. Hence, the name Granita. It is like eating flavourful snow . There is light crunch in the fist bite and melts deliciously in your mouth.
What Does A Granita Taste Like?
Granita is a cross breed between sorbet, slushy and ice cream. The consistency, texture and flavour of granita makes it unique and delicious.
When Should I Eat Granita?
Their is no particular time to relish this cold dessert. You can have it anytime of the day.
Vanilla Ice Cream with Mango Sauce
Easy to make, cool and crunchy Mango Granita calls for just 4 ingredients. Few minutes of preparation and few hours in fridge is all it takes to make this frozen sweet summer treat.
- 2 cups chopped ripe mango
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp. fresh Lime juice
- 2 tbsp. Sugar, optional
- 2-3 fresh Mint leaves, minced
How To Make Mango Granita
- In a blender, add mango pieces, water and sugar. Blend till smooth. Now add lime juice and stir to dissolve.
- Pour the mixture into flat container with edges or rectangular baking dish.
- Place the container in the freezer. After 30-45 minutes, run a fork along sides of the container to break up large chunks of ice. Repeat this process for every 30-40 minutes.
- Once ice is full of large, irregularly flaky with no liquid remaining then your granita is ready to serve.
- Serve in your choice of glasses with minced mint leaves on top.
- Add ‘love’ to make this mango granita taste ‘YUMMY’.
Adding rose petals enhances the look of granite.
You can even add chaat masala for that Indian punch.
Freshly ground black pepper, give extra flavor and nice tinge to granita.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
My mango granita is going to participate in Kurinji Kathambam‘s Healthy Recipe Hunt-3 where the theme is Healthy Summer.
Omg, feel like finishing that wonderful looking granita,that too with my fav fruit mango,yummmm!! prefect for this hot weather..
U already started getting ripe mangoes,we are yet to get them here
ahaa…how can some one resist reading a cool mango granita post on a hot summer noon???this is not fair lubna….now u need 2 give me another idea to eat/drink some thing thand thanda cool cool….nice pics n loved the mango color of granita…
Kitchen Flavours says
Priya – You are superfast…thank u for the comment.
Varunavi – It's Bangalore dear…we started getting them…Thank u for the compliment and comment.
Prathibha – Hmmm…make some to satisfy the carving right now…u will love it…Thank for the beautiful words and comment.
Pure indulgence. I can dig in that full glass of granita just now. It's getting hotter here and you have made me crave for this. This is so luscious.
Rumana Rawat says
That a very interesting recipe:)
Sharmilee! :) says
Delicious looking dessert..looks yummy
Wow, picture is so much tempting me to try it !!
its such a refreshing granita..with mangoes…cool pic…
Prathima Rao says
So refreshing & perfect for the summer 🙂
Tempting pics, Lubna, Couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Perfect for the summer.
yup..mango season is so tempting with wonderful recipes to prepare 😛 would surely make mango granita soon…thanks
Elegant and stunning looking summer delight. Great clicks!
wow nice granita lubna…very invitng
Mango granita looks soo refreshing!! tried orange and kiwi granitas but never tried mango!!
This 4 sure is a keeper recipe!! Bookmarked!!
Hari Chandana says
Wowwwwwwwwwww… Amazing presentation.. looks really good.. thanks for sharing !!
super cooler to beat the hot summer.well presented
Now Serving says
Wow! that is another brilliant mango recipe – straightforward recipe too! two thumbs up!
veena krishnakumar says
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i am drooling here
Reshmi Mahesh says
Really a cool granita….love this pics and colour…
Kannada Cuisine says
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Raji, Rumana, Sharmilee, Archy, Reshmi, Prathima, Jayasree, Suparna, Rachana, Siddhi, Ramya, Hari, Jeyashrri, Now Serving, Veena and Reshmi.
Curry Leaf says
Beautiful pics. I am not that great with mangoes,but after seeing this can't wait to be back and try them.
delicious granita 🙂
Hamaree Rasoi says
Very cool looking dessert. Lovely color also. Can't have enough of mangoes…Though i'm waiting for other varieties to come in next month.
Suman Singh says
Perfect for summer..looks divine!
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Curry Leaf, Ila, Deepa and Suman.
Vimitha Anand says
Great one for the scorching heat here and looks so colorful and yum
Mango granita looks awesome. love anything with mango. nice clicks.
Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy says
Looks amazing! I love mango.Perfect for summers!
Simply Life says
what a perfect summer drink!
looks wonderfully delicious flavourful granita
I just want to grab that glass n run away- what a wonderful summer treat! YUM!
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Vimitha, Swathi, Tanvi, Simply Life, ToviewToronto and Aipi.
Rebecca from Chow and Chatter says
love this and mango fever is everywhere he he
lovely granita!! feel like grabbing it from the picute. Yum!!
Beautiful clicks … looks so tempting. I've shared few awards with you. Please accept these 🙂
Looks absolutely yum !! the granita is perfect :)§
Valarmathi Sanjeev says
Wow mouthwatering……. looks refreshing and yummy….Nice click, liked second click very much.
Thanks dear for your wonderful entry for summer coolers : mango granita, looks heavenly
Viki's Kitchen says
Lovely anecdote and like the way you welcome the summer. Granita looks so bright and beautiful.
Sunshine And Smile says
Looks delicious. Never made Mango Granita. Waiting to buy some gorgeous mango this summer !
Looks yummy .Adding rose petals will surely make it more delicious!
Mmmm, so refreshing. I adore mangoes! It's winter here in Australia so I have to wait another 6 months to indulge. Never mind, I'll just admire your beautiful granita.
Thanks for visiting my little blog 🙂
WOW, mango granita. I only heard of lemon granita here in Sicily. We lived in India (New Delhi) for 5 years and loved mangoes, especially the mango drinks. I'm following you from Trapani, Sicily.
Katy ~ says
I great enjoy granitas. This one looks irrestible with its bright colors and cool flavors. Delicious!
OOOHHHH……This one is a keeper… the colours and the ingredients speaks volumes about the flavours… I am sure it must have tasted heavenly:)
Thanks for sending it for the event… Keep posting some lovely recipes…
Oh! Your mango granita looks delicious, so Spring/Summer treat. I have all the ingredients and look forward to try it. Thank you for the recipe. Have a great week ahead Lubna 🙂
OMG! looks so delicious and inviting..lovely clicks dear
Thanks for stopping by at my space, I feel so fortunate to find this beautiful blog..happy following u dear:)
Ananda Rajashekar says
got to see ur recipe at tanvi's look pretty and freshening and so good for summer!
Looks yummy and nice presentation! 🙂
Vandana Rajesh says
Absolutely refreshing…want to just take a nice big spoonful of this colourful tempting delight.
Krithi's Kitchen says
Mango and mint is a refreshing and awesome combo..
Breakfast Club – Pancakes – Roundup
Aha, this is a keeper. Bookmarked!
wow what a picture love the way u have thrown that 3 color shawl behind the mango brilliant must learn a lot about food photography from u.
Ranjani Raj says
so seasonal granita.. perfect for this summer.. surely will try this soon..