Mango granita

Prep 45 mins + chilling time | Cook 5 mins | Serves 6

2 ripe mangoes
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
1 tbs lime juice

To serve
1 ripe mango
2 passionfruit, pulp removed

Step 1 Peel and chop the flesh from 2 mangoes. Using a hand-blender or food processor, blend mango flesh until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2 Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then boil for 1 minute. Stir in lime juice and mango puree. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a 20cm x 30cm baking tray or dish. Freeze for 1 hour. Using a fork, roughly scrape mango mixture. Freeze, repeating this process every hour, for 2 hours. Then freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

Step 3 To serve, peel and dice mango. Place into bowl and stir through passionfruit pulp. Scrape the frozen mango mixture into a fluffy granita and spoon into serving glasses. Top with mango and passionfruit and serve.

Good for you ... Mangoes

A very good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

A good source of beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for normal vision. The deeper the colour of the mango flesh, the higher the level of beta carotene. Mango flesh also provides another carotenoid called cryptoxanthin which is being researched for its role in normal eye health.

A source of dietary fibre which is important for the normal function of the intestine.