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Mango granita

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Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time | Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 pound mangoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 3 cups water

Step 1Peel the mangoes and remove as much flesh as possible from the pits. Dice the flesh into large pieces.

Step 2Place the mango pieces into a blender along with the sugar, lime zest and juice, ginger and water. Puree the mixture until liquefied to form the granita base. This makes about 5 cups.

Step 3Strain 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.

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