Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: 6 to 8
1 pound mangoes
1 cup sugar
Zest and juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cups water
1. Peel the mangoes and remove as much flesh as possible from the pits. Dice the flesh into large pieces.
2. Place the mango pieces into a blender along with the sugar, lime zest and juice, ginger and water. Purée the mixture until liquefied to form the granita base. This makes about 5 cups.
3. Strain the granita base and place in a large baking dish. Freeze, stirring every half-hour or so until the granita is frozen. To serve, shave the granita, raking the tines of a fork across the surface to break up the crystals. Serve immediately.
Each of 8 servings: 125 calories;0 protein; 32 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 31 grams sugar; 1 mg sodium.