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Coffee Granita

Savor the wonderful flavors of coffee in this elegant frozen dessert.

Coffee Granita

Photography: David M. Russell

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November 2011


  • 1/2 cup coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Place coffee beans in a French press and add boiling water; stir and let stand for 4 minutes. Press down and pour into a medium bowl; add sugar and stir to dissolve.

  2. Prepare an ice-water bath. Set bowl in ice water bath; stir until coffee is cooled. Pour coffee into a 9-by 13-inch glass baking dish and transfer to freezer; freeze until ice crystals start to form, about 45 minutes. Using the tines of a fork, stir ice crystals into center. Return dish to freezer; freeze for 1 hour more.

  3. Place cream in the chilled bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a chilled whisk attachment; beat until soft peaks form.

  4. Using the tines of a fork, scrape surface of granita to form icy flakes; divide ice crystals evenly among four glasses or serving bowls. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream; serve immediately.

Reviews (3)

  • Bettyt 15 Jan, 2013

    Yes! Yes YES!!! The collections are working again.
    Wonderful!! I thought all those wonderful recipes I saved were lost and NOW I can access them again.
    Thank You Martha People who do this..

  • GladysJosefina 5 Nov, 2011

    I would love to make it

  • AlanInHonolulu 1 Nov, 2011

    This turned out just great. What a wonderful and refreshing end to a meal. I am inspired to learn how to make more flavors. I would like to lemon next. I think this could be savory too for a summer luncheon. What about ripe tomatoes from the garden with fresh basil?