granita di caffÈ con panna •italian coffee granita

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Deliciously refreshing, this Italian Coffee Granita is the perfect cold treat to enjoy this summer!

serves 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For granita di caffÈ con panna •italian coffee granita

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 1 oz
    grand marnier
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder, for dusting

How To Make granita di caffÈ con panna •italian coffee granita

  • 1
    In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add water and vanilla sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and remove from the heat.
  • 2
    Add freshly brewed espresso, Grand Marnier and pure vanilla extract. Stir well and let it cool off for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and transfer to the freezer for 1:30 hours.
  • 4
    Take the mixture out of the freezer and scrape the frozen crystals, using a fork. Return to the freezer for 1 hour; repeat the process 5 more times.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, spoon whipped cream (*see Footnote) at the bottom of a glass or dessert cup. Add some granita and top with more whipped cream. Sprinkle on some cocoa powder. Serve immediately
  • 6
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