Coffee Granita

As a follow on from Monday’s post about The Goathouse I wanted to post this Coffee Granita recipe.

A few years ago we holidayed in Italy at the peak of summer, it was to hot to drink coffee and we found this Granita incredibly refreshing.  It couldn’t be easier to make.  Three ingredients: coffee, sugar, and water garnished with a dollop of cream whipped with a dash of rum.  The cream cuts through the icy coffee snow beautifully.

When summer rolls around I’m going to try lots of granita flavours.  Favourites include watermelon, raspberry and mango.

Do you like coffee desserts?  Do you prefer drinking tea or coffee?  I love having a coffee in the morning and a tea at night after dinner, my current favourite is Lady Grey.

Here’s a recipe I found on the Gourmet Traveller website for Coffee Granita.

Coffee Granita

500ml freshly brewed coffee
150g caster sugar
125ml pouring cream
2 tsp dark rum

grated nutmeg to serve

Place coffee and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

Pour into a shallow freezer proof container and cool completely.

pop into the freezer for three hours and use a fork to scrape the frozen edges into the middle.

Freeze for another three hours and fork over again till flaky.

Whisk cream and rum until soft peaks form.  Spoon granita into frozen glasses and top with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Catherine x


  1. mel

    I've never tried it but it looks and sounds delicious! I hope you used Nespresso? 😉 I have to say that I drink more tea than coffee in the day but the coffee is definitely the real "break" moment… Lovely photos and styling as always xx

  2. leah // sang the bird

    I LOVE the look of these! I don't drink coffee {it makes me all jittery/nervous energy} but I adore tea. I'm a bit of a tea freak!
    I have never made granita. I think I will try and make some variations using a coconut cream or cashew cream topping. Enjoy your granita journey xx

  3. Di

    Looks amazing Catherine, I really wish I liked coffee.
    In saying that there is a chance I may have found one. While setting up for the wedding, the bride made us a Turkish coffee, some people call it 'mud'. It was not bitter at all and found it was one I would definitely try again!

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