This Coffee Granita recipe and photo were shared with me by Peggy Bucholz of Tucson, AZ and her
Fine Dining web site.
In Italy, coffee granita is served in tall glasses filled halfway with granita and topped with whipped
cream. Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice cream, but they're much lighter, more refreshing, and a lot easier to make.
Ice Cream, Sorbet, Granita, & Gelato Recipes recipes.
Don't forget to check out my
Coffee- and Spice-Rubbed Lamb
dinner menu which includes this delicious Coffee Granita.
Coffee Granita Recipe
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
4 cups freshly-brewed decaf espresso or double-strength
1 cup granulated
2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur (Kahlua)
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Shaved Chocolate for garnish
While coffee is hot, stir in sugar until dissolved; add coffee flavored liqueur.
Pour coffee mixture into
a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze
approximately 45 minutes or until icy at edge of pan.
In a medium
bowl, whip whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Taste and
whisk in more vanilla extract if necessary. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
To serve, scoop
flaked granita into tall goblets or parfait glasses, filling halfway. Top with
prepared whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate for garnish. Serve immediately with iced tea spoons.
Makes 8 servings.