Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mango Moscato Granita

Mango Moscato Granita
Ok, so everyone already knows that I'm a big dessert junkie, but I also love a really good wine.  Needless to say, a good dessert wine is right up my alley and if the price is less than $15, its a REAL score!  Our friend Bill in Scottsdale found this Risata Moscato d'Asti for us last week and boy was it a big hit!  The second I tasted it, I began pairing it up with foods, thinking of recipes for it, and incorporating it into my catalog!  Target has it and Costco has it for a VERY reasonable price.  It's a great, sweet, bubbly dessert wine that's only 5% alcohol, so feel free to indulge and drink!

As soon as we got home I bought some frozen mango chunks because I knew it would make a great "granita" or Italian Ice.  There's NO sugar added to this recipe, there's no ice cream maker needed, just a blender, a pan and a fork.

It's a light, impressive, elegant end note to a nice pasta or chicken entree.  These would also be great at brunch as a "Frozen Mimosa." Serve them in a cute little wine glass or champagne flute, and you've got eloquent flare and figure friendly fun on a hot summer day.  I'll definitely be serving this as a spotlight for my next gathering!

Mango Moscato Granita

Risata Moscato d'Asti
Prep Time: 5 minutes / Freeze Time: 3-4 hours / Servings: 6

  • 1 bottle (3 1/2 cups) Risata Moscato d'Asti
  • 3 cups frozen mango chunks
  1. In a blender combine the wine and mango chunks.  Puree on high speed for about one minute until smooth.
  2. Pour contents into a large, glass baking dish and freeze.  Remove from freezer about every 30 minutes and stir mixture from bottom with a fork, creating a rough, chunky, grainy texture.  After about 3 hours, mixture should be completely frozen, chunky and icy...ready to serve!

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