Recipe: Mango granita

Recipe: Mango granita
Mango granitas. Recipe (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Mango granita

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.