In the heat of a Sicilian afternoon, we recommend a granita di caffè. Here’s our favourite recipe:
  • Brew your coffee a little stronger than usual and let cool
  • Prepare a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a pot over a stove top, bring to a boil and simmer until syrupy (about 10 mins.)
  • Combine the coffee and syrup, (add a dash of vanilla essence for a flavour kick) and pulse on high until light brown and very foamy
  • Transfer to a frost-resistant container and place in the freezer for 1 hour
  • Remove from the freezer and stir with a fork to break up any lumps and replace in the freezer
  • Repeat this 2 time to get a creamy, semi-frozen ‘granita di caffè’
  • Take a seat in your backyard, sip your granita, and dream about your next trip to Sicilia!
You can be sure we’ll be indulging in a granita di caffè as we explore Sicily: The Key to Italy this fall!