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Catholic Recipe: Granita di Caffe


  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: USA, Italy

Also Called: Coffee Ice

This coffee ice is cool and refreshing for this summer feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.


Stir the sugar into the warm water until it is melted and add the lemon juice, stirring for about five minutes. Add the coffee, strain, place in a freezing tray, and freeze, stirring frequently, until it becomes a mush.

Serve the ice slush in glasses, topping the glasses of ice with any of the following:

whipped cream (add vanilla, sugar, almond extract, etc.) liqueurs (Amaretto, Kahlua, Baileys, etc.) chocolate curls or small pieces candied citrus peel

Recipe Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951
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