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Espresso Granita With Whipped Cream

Start your day as the Italians do: with frozen coffee and freshly whipped cream
Coffee Granita


Eating ice cream for breakfast is made acceptable when you imitate this Italian summer ritual.

This recipe is courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.


  • 2 Cups freshly brewed espresso
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup heavy cream


While the espresso is still hot, stir in the sugar. Chill in the fridge until completely cold. Once cold, pour into a large, wide baking dish and freeze for 1 hour. Remove the mixture, and scrape with two forks to break up the ice. Return to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 2-3 hours, scraping it with forks every 30 minutes.

Whip the cream into soft peaks. Place one tablespoon of cream into a small glass. Scoop granita on top, and finish with a larger tablespoon of cream. Eat immediately.