Coffee Granita makes a cool, refreshing treat. Made of three ingredients, this will become a favorite granita recipe for coffee lovers!
As much as I love homemade ice cream recipes, I also love a how refreshing a granita is on a hot day! For an easy, yet elegant dessert for a simple supper, this coffee granita is just what I need!
I begin with the two main ingredients – my cold brew coffee like I make to use for iced coffee, along with a bit of simple syrup. I also like to add a pinch of espresso powder just to heighten the flavor as the third ingredient. Now, if I am serving it late really late or know that someone is sensitive to caffeine, I’ll use a decaffeinated coffee for the cold brew coffee portion and skip the espresso powder completely. It still tastes fabulous!
To the hot brewed coffee, add your sugar and espresso powder. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe baking dish. Then, place your granita pan into the freezer. About every twenty to thirty minutes or so, you’ll remove the pan from the freezer and scrape it with the tines of a fork. Then, return it to the freezer, repeating until there is now more loose liquid in the container. Then freeze for an additional thirty minutes.
To serve the granita, I love to scoop it into a glass dessert dish or dessert glass and top with sweetened whipped cream. But seriously, it is amazing just right by itself!
Here’s my Coffee Granita recipe.
Coffee Granita Recipe
- 2 cups coffee, strong black coffee
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
- Mix together coffee, sugar, and espresso powder. Stir until the sugar has melted. Allow to cool completely. Pour into freezer-safe 9×13 baking dish and place in the freezer. Scrape with the tines of a fork to break up the granita every 30 minutes until there is no longer any loose liquid left in the granita, about 3 hours. Then, fluff the granita with the fork and freeze for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve cold in small glass dishes or cups.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.