Tuesday 5 May 2015

Mango Granita

Granita is a semi frozen dessert made usually with sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily its avilable now all over the world but in different forms. Granita is definitely related to Sorbet and Italian ice, however they have coarse and more crystalline like texture. Granita texture varies from coarse to smooth, it is always different from the one of an ice cream which is creamier, and from the one of a sorbet, which is more compact; this makes granita distinct and unique.

This frozen dessert requires no ice cream maker and just need to freeze the mixture in a stainless steel box and scrape the frozen mixture with a fork.Using stainless steel box will accelerate the freezing time and helps a lot for a quick freezing.This vegan frozen dessert makes an excellent dessert after a heavy meal or else to relish as a summer treat if the weather is too hot outside. Obviously granita are easy to make with less ingredients, that too easily available in your pantry. You can prepare granita with different fruits,however mango granita is my favourite.This post is going to this week's blogging marathn as am running Season fruits/vegetables as theme.Sending to Srivalli's Anniversary Mela.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#52.

2cups Thick Mango Puree
1/2cup Sugar
2tbsp Lemon juice

Whisk together the mango puree and sugar, until the sugar gets dissolves.

Add immediately the lemon juice and mix again..

Pour this thick mango puree in a stainless steel box and keep in freezer for two hours.

Use a fork to break the frozen portions of the granita into large chunks, and stir them into the centre.

Return to freezer. Repeat 3-4 times, every 30 minutes, or until the mixture resembles coarse crystals.

Freeze overnight, if desired.and freeze again for 5 hours or overnight..

Serve and enjoy..


Sarita said...

Wow ! Simple easy yummy recipe.

Srivalli said...

My elder twin came up with his idea of making his..I told him that a dish of that nature was already present..:)...very nice one..he actually quoted with orange juice, I said even mango would be great..

Varada's Kitchen said...

This granita is what we need on a hot summer day.

sushma said...

Delicious and easy recipe

Chef Mireille said...

granitas are so refreshing in the summer

Suma Gandlur said...

A refreshing and yummy treat for summer.

Pavani said...

Such a refreshing granita with just 3 ingredients. Perfect for summer.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Perfect one for the summer months! I am bookmarking this :)