But here’s the big secret about a granita: It’s hands-down the simplest dessert you can make. Seriously, if you can make a tray of ice, you can make a granita.
Making them may be child’s play, but this Coffee Granita with Whipped Cream is definitely an upscale, sophisticated take on this tasty dessert.
How easy is it to make a granita? In this case, you make some espresso on the stove. Freeze it. Then scrape it with a fork.
Granita di Caffé
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 2 hours freezing
- 2/3 cup superfine sugar
- 6 ¼ cups extra strong coffee
- 1 cup whipping cream or heavy cream, whipped
Heat the sugar with 2 generous cups of water in a pan over a low heat until dissolved. Add the coffee, stir, and set aside until completely cooled.
Pour the mixture unto a freezer-proof container and place in the freezer for 2 hours or just over, stirring every 20 minutes to give it a granular texture. Serve in dishes or glasses and decorate with whipped cream.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a dessert that’s light, delicious, super impressive and embarrassingly easy to make, then this is the dessert for you. (Just don’t tell your guests how easy it is!)