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.
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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.
- 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.