Monday, July 14, 2008

Granita di Caffe

In the Feast Day Cookbook, Katherine Burton recommends making Granita di Caffe, a cool and refreshing Coffee Ice beverage, for the summer time feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Granita di Caffe
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups strong coffee
Stir the sugar into the warm water until it is melted and add the lemon juice. Stir for about five minutes. Add the coffee, strain, place in a freezing tray, and then freeze (stirring frequently), until it becomes a mush.

Serve the ice slush in glasses, with any of the following toppings:
  • Whipped cream (add vanilla, sugar, almond extract, etc.)
  • Liqueurs (Amaretto, Kahlua, Baileys, etc.)
  • Chocolate curls
  • Small pieces candied citrus peel

I actually think it would be perfect topped with whipped cream and some caramel sauce, don't you? Pin It

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