Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sparkling Orange Mango Granita Recipe

I love whipping up quick and easy treats for my family. I especially love it when they incorporate fresh fruit since many of us don't eat the recommended amount of fruit every day. My family are big orange eaters and this recipe that was sent over to us from the great folks at Sparkling ICE looks delicious. Don't ya think? Super easy to prepare too! I just love the combination of flavors - orange and mango!

Sparkling Orange Mango Granita Recipe

6 oranges, emptied and shells frozen
1 mango, peeled and pitted
1 bottle of Orange Mango Sparkling ICE
½ cup water
¼ cup granulated sugar

Preparation: Cut the oranges in half and scoop out the pulp for later use. A thin layer can be sliced off the bottom of the orange halves to create a flat surface and prevent them from rolling around when serving. Freeze empty orange shells. Note: For easier scooping, roll the oranges by hand before cutting in half, using a firm downward pressure to loosen the pulp.

Directions: Place chopped mango in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the water, Sparkling ICE and sugar, and stir to dissolve. Pour mixture into deep-sided metal or glass pan. Place it in the freezer, uncovered. When the top of the liquid forms an icy layer, scrape through entire pan with a fork every 30 minutes. Return to freezer and let another frozen layer form; scrape again with fork. Repeat freezing and scraping steps until all liquid is frozen. Remove from freezer, and scrape surface with the tines of a fork until it is the texture of shaved ice. Fluff with a fork to create soft granita. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for 3 to 4hrs. Put mixture in frozen oranges and serve.

Disclosure: The recipe and photo are courtesy of Sparkling ICE. Please see their web site for additional information and recipes.

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