Friday, August 9, 2013

Mango Pineapple Granita


What do you get when you have ripe mangoes and hot weather?  In my house.. you get granita.  I had two kids clamoring for a sweet treat to enjoy as they deal with the "dog days of summer".  We are almost midway through August and the kids and I are actually looking forward to the cool breezes of autumn air to come our way.  They are even excited to go back to school in a few weeks... summer has taken it's toll on them.   Well, it's taken it's toll on me too... I'm tired.  Keeping them entertained and their minds working (so they are not playing video games all day) has me on over-drive.  I am looking forward to that school bell ringing so we can get into the routine of school again. :)

In the mean time, I made and this mango pineapple granita to enjoy.  They loved it and it was so easy to make.  The only work is taking it out of the freezer a couple of times to fork and flake apart so it doesn't form into a sold ice block.   Mangoes and pineapple have been a big part of our summer treats.... funny enough I started out the week with a Pineapple Mango Banana Smoothie (Dairy Free).
As much as I am looking forward to those autumn breezes... the flavors of summer are pretty awesome.

3 ripe mangoes peeled and cut into small chunks
4 cups pineapple 100% juice
2-3 tsp lemon or lime juice
1 tsp lemon or lime zest (optional)
agave or sweetener (sugar, splenda etc..) to taste

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Directions:  Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Place in a freezer save bowl and freeze for 4-6 hours.  Make sure to take it out and scrape and flake with fork 2-3 times to form granita.

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  1. That's a yummy one.. So easy & lip smacking !

  2. This mango granita is a really nice way to enjoy a treat on a hot day. I am also looking forward to cooler air.


  3. Wow does that look fantastic, always love the color of mango. This looks absolutely delicious, perfect little treat for summer :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. I am not ready for fall...I like the heat of summer :) This looks delicious! Mango and pineapples are some of my favorite flavors!

  5. Your Mango Pineapple Granita sounds refreshing and so delicious. What a wonderful tropical summery treat. I can't wait to give this a try.

  6. I've just recently discovered what a great combination mango and pineapple can be with a mango pineapple smoothie. However, I think this granita looks way, way more delish and refreshing. So glad you shared this, I am totally making it this weekend.

  7. Perefect granita for the rest of summer, Can't believe is almost september :) gorgeous pics and color too, Ramona you should try that biscoff spread,don't eat too much though,is too rich :)

  8. Ramona...the flavors of summer really are so amazing. And the best way to enjoy them in the sweltering heat is in granitas! Great combinations of flavors! I can't wait to try your sweet, slushy treat! : )

  9. My kitchen is blazing right now I would love a serving of this!!!

  10. what a gorgeous granita! Love the combination of flavors!

  11. It's fresh combination and love both the flavors.

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