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Mango & Mangosteen: A Tropical Granita

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  • Author: Jessie Chien
  • Total Time: 4 hours


This recipe has a title that could be reserved for an SNL skit or even the name of the next biggest children’s daytime television duo. Rather, it’s a simple recipe that mainly requires Mangoes, mangosteens, and bit of patience.


  • 1 cup (240 mL) Mangosteen segments and its juices, about 12 Mangosteens.
  • 2 cups (475 mL) mangoes, peeled pitted and sliced, about 4 small yellow mangoes
  • 1 cup (240 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sugar
  • Juice of ½ lime


  1. Combine the mangoes and mangosteen and blend with an immersion blender or regular blender. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve.
  2. Mix water, sugar, and the juice of the ½ lime into the fruit puree. Stir well, and pour into a flat, rectangular plastic container.
  3. Cover and freeze for one hour.
  4. After one hour, take the puree out of the freezer. With a fork, mix by raking the puree from the outside in. Cover and put in the freezer again, this time for 30 minutes.
  5. After half an hour, repeat the raking process. Continue this method, freezing for 30 minutes then stirring, for about another hour or two or until fine crystal flakes (like a sno-cone) form.
  6. If not served immediately, store in the freezer, and before serving let it thaw out, then mix with a fork to create the same granular crystals.


To remove the peel and pit of a mango:
Laying the mango on its side, slice off the top and bottom of the mango and set the fruit on its base.
Using a sharp knife, run the blade along the peel starting from the top down so that the peel falls off the flesh, cutting off a section about an inch in width all the way down. Continue doing this around the mango until your mango looks naked.
With the mango still set on its base and its peel off, cut the meat from the pit in the largest chunks possible.

  • Prep Time: 4 hours
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