This month is the first month I am participating in the Joyofkosher.com Kosher Connection Link Up for Kosher food bloggers. Every month we will have to come up with a recipe based on an ingredient or theme that has been selected. I am really excited to be participating in this – see link below! This month the theme is a frozen dessert. I immediately panicked because I am really not a great baker and dessert is not my forte.
Since it is summer, I thought of some of my favorite hot weather flavors . To me, a drink that is synonymous with summer is a mojito. I love this refreshing minty cocktail served in a chilled glass over ice. This year my dad’s mango tree has been producing some of the sweetest, tastiest mangoes I have ever eaten. I decided to come up with a mango mojito! This is the kind of dessert that is right up my alley – no baking! It is an excellent parev dessert, refreshing snack on a hot day or palate cleanser in between courses. You can make it with or without the rum. It is delicious either way!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 – 6 hours freeze time
Yield: 6 – 8 servings
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup mint leaves plus extra for garnish
4 cups mango juice
Zest of 1 large lime
2 – 3 large limes
½ cup white rum (optional)
Pour the water and sugar into a sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, set it aside to cool.
Chop the ½ cup of packed mint leaves extremely fine either by hand or in a mini food processor.
Zest one lime (green part only). Add the chopped mint, zest and juice of 2 large limes (3 if they are not giving off a lot of juice) to a large bowl. Add the sugar syrup, mango juice and stir well. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking pan that is safe to go into the freezer.
Place the pan in the freezer. Scrape the mixture every hour to break up the ice crystals. After 4 to 6 hours (depending on your freezer) the pan should be all ice crystals.
Serve in a bowl or glass with a sprig of mint and slice of lime to garnish.
8 responses to “Mojito Mango Granita”
I am obsessed with mojitos and it’s always my go-to drink! This granita is calling my name and I will be making this as soon as I go out to buy mango juice and fresh mint!
I am sure for some this is basic. However since I don’t do much mixing, how do make the mango juice???? smooth or chunky? !!!
Jan – I bought it from the grocery store. Just open the bottle and pour!
Perfect for summer. Can’t wait to try it.
i will def. be making with rum!
This sounds so refreshing and delicious!
granita is even more summery than gelato, and mojito makes it super-festive!
This really is as delicious and easy as it sounds! a must try!!