Espresso Granita or Granita Al Caffe

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Making this a day ahead will help ease the load on preparing the final dinner.

Espresso Granita

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 24 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 10 Servings

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup

Espresso Granita

This should be made a day ahead. You can speed things up if you have an ice cream or sorbet maker but it should be fluffed a few times throughout the day. I used decaf espresso for the granita since our guests were dining late. Born from the Italian Cuisine Barilla Cookbook-Signature Recipes.

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Recipe from July 12, 2013 Cooking Class

*Items with Asterick can be purchased at Angelo's Italian Market - Venice, FL

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  • *2/3 cup(s) espresso
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 2/3 cup(s)sugar


  1. Dissolve the sugar into the espresso and water (prepared)
  2. Add the 2/3 cup water.
  3. Let the liquid cool.
  4. Pour into a bowl or 13 x 9 dish.
  5. Place in freezer. From time to time, mix the granita with a fork, scraping across the top and breaking up any large chunks.
  6. Continue this process until you are left with a homogeneous granita. You can make this a day ahead.
  7. Remove from freezer and serve with a Pirouette style rolled cookie and chocolate wafer. I used Trader Joe's Caramel and Sea Salt Chocolate.

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