The Hot Weather Made Me Do It

So, Spring has sprung in Australia. And what a start of the season. Actually, I was in Tasmania enjoying the amazing scenery of snow-capped mountains and foggy Launceston mornings during the first three days of the season. It was chilly at 15C degrees tops. When I got home to Sydney,  the season welcomed me with its breezy and relaxing weather until a day later, came the summer-like temperature. It was a bit too hot for my liking that I did not bother going for a walk as I planned. I thought of doing something else instead. The hot weather made me do this.This is one of those classic favourites of unico hijo during hot days. Mango and mint granita. Mangoes are not in season yet so I used tin ones, which work perfectly fine if you cannot find fresh mangoes.Ingredients



1.   If using fresh mangoes, peel and remove flesh from stones. Process in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.

2.   In a small saucepan, stir water, sugar and mint leaves over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Set aside for ten minutes for the mint flavour to infuse. Strain into mango purée.

3.   Pour into a shallow tin and freeze for an hour.4.   Remove from freezer and stir with a fork. Refreeze for a further hour and again scrape the frozen parts and mix with any mixture that is still slushy. 5.   Repeat process until mixture has completely frozen and you can scrape the granita into icy crystals. Keep frozen until ready to serve.6.   When ready to serve, scoop granita into chilled glasses or bowl. You can serve it with some diced mangoes or fresh raspberries. But really, this is refreshing and delightful just as it is.Recipe from Woolworths Fresh Idea Magazine (October 2006)


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6 thoughts on “The Hot Weather Made Me Do It

  1. Wow, I had no idea this was so easy to make! Sounds delicious!

  2. Sounds easy enough! What other fruits does this recipe work with?

    • I have not tried this yet but I saw a recipe for watermelon and lime granita, which is pretty much subsituting watermelon for mangoes then use lime zest instead of mint. I’d go easy on the lime zest though….zest of one lime and its juice should be enough I think.

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