Haniela's: Coffee Granita

Coffee Granita

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


What you need:
2 cups hot espresso or very strong coffee
1/2 cup packed sugar (brown or white) /optional/
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1/4 cup Mascarpone Cheese/optional/
cinnamon/optional/


Make the coffee /espresso, in a medium bowl  add sugar and salt. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate until  chilled, for about an hour.
Pour the mixture into a shallow container, you can use baking pan or I used a plastic container. Cover tightly, freeze for about an hour, or until edges become frozen. With a fork, scrape the ice edges into the center. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for 2 hours, or until the mixture is semifirm.
When ready to serve, with an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed/but don't over beat/, if you desire you can add some ground cinnamon. I added some mascarpone cheese to my whipped whipping cream. Oh is that yummy!

Spoon coffee granita ice crystals into a chilled glass and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately, or chill in the freezer for later.


TIPS

-depending on the size of your glasses, with short glassed this recipe will yield  about 4 servings
-use of sugar is a personal preference



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3 comments:

  1. You take the most amazing food photos and your styling is perfect! Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, looking at this, makes me want a cup too! I love your cute little spoon!

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  2. Thank you Faithy, you are always so kind to me. You know I don't drink coffee either, I do love the aroma though. I made this for our friends.They enjoyed it.Have a great week.

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  3. Move over girls, I am a coffee drinker (when it's sweet and fixed up like this!). This looks like a perfect afternoon treat!

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