How to Make Coffee Granita

Two Methods:Coffee GranitaBrewed Coffee and Maple Granita

Coffee granita is a wonderful way to enjoy a slushie drink. With you own whipped cream on top, it can be the ultimate coffee cooler for the summer.


Method 1:

Method 2:

  • Coffee, brewed (enough for as many glasses as you'd like to make)
  • Sugar to taste
  • Monin maple syrup (or similar), 15% sugar content, to taste
  • Garnish of whipped cream

Method 1
Coffee Granita

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    Get a bowl and combine the sugar and coffee grounds. Pour the boiling water in and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
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    Place the sieve over the container and strain the mixture. Set the container aside and allow it to cool down.
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    Use plastic wrap to cover the container. Place it into the freezer for about 2 hours.
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    Remove it from the freezer after the 2 hours. Take off the wrapping and use a fork to break up the coffee mixture.
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    Mash it until you get more of a "slushie" iced mixture. Put back the wrapping and re-freeze the container for another 30 minutes.
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    Remove the container from the freezer and throw away the plastic wrapping. Use a fork to break up any big chunks and achieve a flaky texture.
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    Use a spoon to serve the granita into glasses. Top the drink off with whipped cream and enjoy!
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Method 2
Brewed Coffee and Maple Granita

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    Brew your favorite coffee. Make as much as you wish to transfer to glasses.
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    Dissolve sugar in the coffee. Add the sugar to taste.
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    Let it cool.
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    Place in the freezer.
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    Pour in some Monin maple syrup. The sugar content must be at least 15%.
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    Mash to crush into a slushie-like form.
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    Serve. Pour into tall glasses. Add a straw and a bit of whipped cream.


  • If you want a really great kick to the drink, add an espresso shot. Depending how hot the shot is, it may melt the coffee granita.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Shallow container
  • Sieve
  • Spoon
  • Cling film or Saran wrap

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug - Original source of information, shared with permission

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