Monday, July 20, 2015

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".   All this heat has 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 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.  

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

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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