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Wake Up, Mom! With an Easy Espresso Granita

By Kelsey Banfield |

Espresso Granita

The other day my friends and I were discussing preferred morning beverages. I love iced Chai lattes and one of my friends loves espresso. The only problem is that a hot espresso can be a little much on a steamy summer morning. I proposed the idea of making a delicious espresso granita instead. Espresso, frozen in a baking dish, shaved into a cup and topped with whipped cream would be the perfect cool alternative to her favorite hot drink. I was curious to try it myself so I whipped up a small batch one night after my daughter went to bed. The next morning I indulged in a sweet cupful of espresso ice. It had all the flavor of espresso without the physical heat, the perfect way to start off a summer day.

Easy Espresso Granita

2 cups fresh espresso

1/2 cup granulated sugar

whipped cream

1. Stir together the espresso and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour it into a shallow baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to freeze completely.

2. Once the espresso is completely frozen use fork tines to scrape it into a large cup and top with whipped cream.

 

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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