easy italian mango granita

Easy Italian Mango Granita Recipe

It is summer and a really hot one and we all need refreshing icy snacks and what can be better than a delicious and easy Italian Mango Granita recipe made with only three ingredients. Granitas come from Italy. They are a cross between a frozen drink and a flavoured ice and like with any recipe have many variations.

This basic recipe can be used to make any flavored Granita, to cool down in the summer. The best alternative to ice cream or popsicles as it does not require any dairy products.

Easy Italian Mango Granita Recipe is a frozen fruit dessert made from mango and water, blended and frozen until icy, roughly chopped in the food processor, and frozen again. It is a simple and easy process.

Start off by making a simple syrup with water and sugar then add your mango puree, mix, and freeze. Once the mixture is set, you can scrape the mixture with a help of a fork but I found it easier to just freeze the whole thing first then chop it in the food processor.

Granita can be coarse or fine, so keep scraping / chopping until you reach your desired texture. The consistency should be slushy not solid.

You can substitute mango with any fruit you like. It does not have to be a fruit you can add any other flavour, you like such as coffee. The possibilities are endless once you start making them.

I used half of a fresh mango but you can use a whole mango for a more intense flavour. I needed to use the other half in another dessert recipe, which is coming up soon on the blog so stay tuned, you don’t want to miss it!

Serving the Easy Italian Mango Granita

Serve it with whipped cream or just like that. If you do not want to serve the Granita immediately then pour it back into the shallow dish and freeze until serving. Allow to thaw before serving and process in the food processor again.

Easy Italian Mango Granita Recipe

Course: DessertsCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

110

kcal
Total time

45

minutes

A delicious and easy Italian Mango Granita recipe made with only three ingredients. This basic recipe can be used to make any flavoured Granita. The best alternative to ice cream or popsicles, to cool down in the summer, as it does not require any dairy products.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 mango, pureed

Steps

  • Heat the water and sugar together over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring it to boil then remove from heat and allow to cool it down.simple syrup boiling
  • Combine the mango puree with the syrup. Pour in a shallow dish and freeze until solid.
  • Take it out of the freezer, let it sit for a minute or two to soften. Then cut in big chunks
  • Place in the food processor and chop until small crystals are formed.

Recipe Video

Cook’s Notes

  • Serving Suggestion: serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


Calories110

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Sodium 6mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 29mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
    • Sugars 27g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 40%
  • Calcium 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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11 Comments

  1. This is such a great way to cool down when it’s hot. I’ve never made granita because I always thought I had to shred it with a fork and that sounded like too much work. I’m going to try your method with some passionfruit puree I have in the freezer.

  2. I made this tonight using your recipe and it turned out amazing. I can never get enough of mango so this was the perfect fruit paring and a hot summer night!

  3. I haven’t made a granita in toooooo long. My kids are nuts for mango anything, so I’ll have to give it a go. The food processor idea is brilliant too! As you said to Bernice above, the fork method is SO much work.

  4. This sounds fabulous! Perfect for the summer months. I love the idea of doing a coffee granita as well 🙂

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