Sicilian Granita (Eating Well) Recipe

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Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 8 servings



This is a traditional Sicilian dessert for the hot weather. It starts with an icy espresso granita (?little grains? in Italian). The crystals are scraped up with a fork and served with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe Ingredients for Sicilian Granita (Eating Well)

3 cups espresso (freshly brewed)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream

Recipe Directions for Sicilian Granita (Eating Well)

  1. Stir hot espresso and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Place on a level surface in your freezer and freeze for 2 hours, stirring and scraping with a fork every 20 minutes to break up the ice crystals. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour more.

  2. Beat cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until medium peaks form, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  3. Scrape the frozen granita into ice crystals using a sturdy fork. To serve, layer the granita with whipped cream in goblets or simply top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Categories

Dairy, Dessert, Chill, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
88
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.5g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
111mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
16.9g
6%
Sugars
16.7g
Protein
0.3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in magnesium
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in riboflavin
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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