Coffee Granita


I was watching the Good Cook show the other day, and he was making a Coffee Granita. I have never heard of it before but it seemed like a great recipe to try out for the summer. Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy, it is related to sorbet and italian ice. It is extremely easy to put together and tastes very nice. I have modified his recipe, see it below. Or try your own combination of ingredients. I am going to try making some fruit granitas in the future. This recipe completes number 85 of "My 100" list. 

My Recipe
Coffee Granita
  • 4.5 Cups Double Strength Coffee (I used 10 scoops of coffee grounds)
  • 170g Sugar
  • 225ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
Whipped Cream
  • 250ml Double Cream
  • 1 Tbs Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

    Toppings
    • Cinnamon (optional)
    • Demerara Sugar (optional)
    • Caramel (optional)

    Steps
    • Brew coffee 
    • Pour sugar into a mixing bowl, add in the vanilla and almond extracts.
    • Once coffee is brewed, pour into mixing bowl and whisk everything together
    • Pour into a 8" x 8" glass pan
    • Place carefully into freezer
    • Check in an hour, use a fork to rake through the mixture
    • Continue to check every 30 minutes and rake through the mixture
    • It took 5 hours for mine to complete, but it all depends on your freezer
    • Once you are ready to serve, combine the 3 ingredients for the whip cream.
    • Whip it to a soft peak
    • Scoop on top of the granita
    • Sprinkle with your choice of topping
    Last addition of milk
    Ready for the freezer

    Halfway thereAlmost done

    Ready to eat!Whipped Cream Topping

     Enjoy!

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