How to Make a Sicilian Coffee Granita

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Coffee granitaWe love making granitas. Essentially just shaved, flavored ice — like Sno-Cones for adults! — they’re one of our favorite  desserts. They’re light, tasty and refreshing.

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.

That’s it!

Granita di Caffé

Preparation time: 10 minutes + 2 hours freezing

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 6 ¼ cups extra strong coffee
  • 1 cup whipping cream or heavy cream, whipped

Instructions

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!)

 

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