Monday, June 10, 2013

Mango Granita

I have a granita category in my quick-pick recipe index. I created one with the thought that I would be scraping granitas every now and then. But since the birth of my blog, till now not even a single granita recipe has made its way here. Not that I have not made any granitas... I remember making one during the watermelon season and then again during the strawberry season... And I never forget to take pictures of anything that has been tried and tested in my kitchen.

Then again, the granitas that I made were so addicting that I was tempted to dig in straight away before all those sparkling icicles bursting with flavor melted away into a pool of mango or strawberry juice. Granitas make healthy desserts (provided u skip the sugar part) on those blazing summer days. Filled with flavor, not tampering all that fruity goodness, these are easy-to-make desserts which will be liked by everyone.

I have used alphonso mangoes here which are sweet and fruity on its own and so I skipped the sugar but if you are using less sweet mangoes then add few tbsps of sugar.

~*What U Need*~
Ripe Alphonso mango - 1
Water - 1/2 cup
Lime juice - 1 tbsp(optional)
Sugar - to taste
Mint sprigs - to garnish

How I Made it:
In a blender, blend mango pieces, water and sugar until smooth. Add lime juice and combine well. Pour into an aluminium loaf pan or a plastic airtight box. Freeze for 1 hour. Scrape with a fork, you will get flakes of ice. Return to freezer. Repeat the process every 30 mins. When there is no remaining blocks of ice, u are good to go. Scoop into glasses and serve garnished with mint leaves.

Serve cold straight out of the freezer!!

** My Notes:
** You can easilty double or triple the batch.
** Adding sugar and lemon juice is optional.
** You can use any seasonal fruits of juice.
** The texture of the granita depends on how you scrape the ice block.

So thats it Folks...
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30 comments:

  1. now that is something new
    looks good here
    btw vimitha how did u get that subscribe button in middle of ur post

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  2. like the presentation vimitha.. perfect for summer..

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  3. This sounds interesting and nice too

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  4. something new.. i've nt had this.. :)

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  5. Refreshing recipe.. looks awesome !!

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  6. This should have tasted awesome..

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  7. Perfect summer treat sis,looks very nice!!

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  8. Lovely and refreshing granita, looks awesome...

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  9. granita looks great Vimitha and very refreshing. A must have for the heat we're having here.

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  10. Nice cool and refreshing treat for hot summer days !!

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  11. Wow...never heard of it before but it looks lovely....must be heavenly on hot summer days...

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  12. Perfect for summer. Looks yummy

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  13. so good.. jus can sit n watch it .. get ready my bad throat .. i need tis..

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  14. Mango granita looks yummy, love that bright yellow color.

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  15. Vimitha, you've given us some fantastic mango recipes including this one. Your presentation is so good.

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  16. Such a nice recipe:) Yummy and tempting:) Loved the clicks :)
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  17. Vimitha, I would love to have some granita! It is so hot over here.

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  18. Lovely Granita, can't have enough reasons to enjoy Mango!

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  19. Can i get some sis,seriously cant resist to this fabulous granita.

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  20. beautiful texture n presented it very well....

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  21. wonderful outcome...yummy and tempting

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  22. its so easy and flavorful granita.

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  23. i love mangoes so this is perfect for me :)

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  24. Wow dear pass it to me...yum,yum...

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  25. mango granita looks yummy and inviting.

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  26. Lovely colour......looks very tempting.

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  27. looks inviting.
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