Mango Virgin Margarita Granita

Granita is the ultimate in a refreshing answer for a hot day! Mango and lime flavour granita even more so! Requiring just 5 ingredients granita is one of the most cost-effective desserts, only requiring a little planning as you do need to make it ahead of time in order to allow time for freezing.


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Cooking Methods

  • Freezing




  • 3 cups mango - about 2 large mangoes
  • Syrup – make your own by mixing 1 cup sugar & 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • Garnish – limes & sea salt


  1. Make the syrup by boiling the water and sugar together for 5 - 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
  2. Whizz the mango, syrup, lime and orange juice together in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour into a shallow dish or 1 litre baking tin, and freeze for 2- 3 hours.
  4. Scrape the slush and refreeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Allow to soften slightly before serving and serve with salt rimmed glasses and lime wedges.