Mango-Chile Granita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This frozen treat is loaded with delicious mango and a refreshing punch of lime. A dusting of ancho chile powder before serving provides a nice warming kick.



  1. Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute; transfer to a blender and let cool completely.
  2. Add the mango nectar, cubed mango, lime juice and a pinch of salt to the blender and puree until smooth. Press through a fine-mesh sieve into an 8-inch-square stainless-steel or glass baking dish.
  3. Freeze until ice crystals begin forming around the edges, about 45 minutes. Use a fork to scrape the crystals toward the center of the pan, then continue freezing, scraping every 30 minutes, until frozen, about 4 hours. Serve topped with chile powder.