Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Citrus Coffee Granita


     I have had an extremely long love affair with coffee. I actually can not even function
         in the morning without it. Before my feet even hit the floor...I'm dreaming of my
             first cup. There is nothing better than taking that first sip and for that very
         brief moment all is right in my world. Ha. I know that is a tad extreme but, it's
        very true. I love you coffee...always have and always will. So this dessert for me,
    is the stuff that makes dreams come true. Make it as sweet and as strong as you'd like.
             

                                                         Citrus Coffee Granita

        5 cups of strong brewed coffee
        5 tablespoons of sugar or more depending on how sweet you like it.
        1 to 2 tablespoons Kahlua, optional
        orange zest (optional)
        fresh sweetened whipped cream
        mint

      1) Place coffee in a 9 x 13 pan and mix sugar until dissolved add Kahlua.
      2) Set aside to cool , about 1 hour.
      3) Set in freezer and about every 30 minutes scrape with fork until you get
      desired ice. It takes some time but is so worth it.
      4) Serve in glasses with sweetened whipped cream and mint.


45 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing! I love coffee so much too. I will be trying this very soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe...

    ciao

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  2. Mouth is watering, looks incredible! =) xo ~Liz

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  3. Not extreme...I'm so with you. Coffee is the best! For breakfast or dessert!

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  4. I love love love coffe also. This looks amazing. I just made a batch of coffee for the fridge for my iced coffee!! No Starbucks here! Will give this a try for my next dinner party!

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  5. These are so beautiful! Of course everything you photograph is gorgeous and should be featured in a magazine!

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  6. yum yum yum! and I am right there with you- I think about coffee first thing most mornings. love the stuff!

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  7. I'll be right over in the morning :) It's 5:00 somewhere! :)

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  8. I'm a huge coffee person too...this looks good!

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  9. That looks absolutely amazing, Val! Love that you've combined my two favorite things...coffee and dessert.

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  10. I am big time fan of coffee myself- this looks amazing Val!!!

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  11. this recipe look so good and refreshing!!!

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  12. Oh my gosh...yummy and refreshing! :)

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  13. Gorgeous! I am a coffee lover too. And adding Kahlua to this... OMG amazing!

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  14. OH...La....LA!!! And the previous post...wow!!! You are killing me!!!

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  15. Mhm, this looks all so good!! I'm definitely gonna follow your blog...

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  16. not extreme at all! i'm thinking about breakfast as i fall asleep sometimes! haha! this sounds so interesting! the zest and mint must bring out the coffee flavor so much, mmm! :)

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  17. Yum! What a perfect way to start the day! xoxo

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  18. Wow what an interesting recipe! Love the idea of citrus with it. I love a good cup of coffee!

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  19. I'm on my 3rd cup of java as I read this and I still want one! See you at Starbucks :)

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  20. Oh my stars, this looks amazing! I'm pinning it to make. :)

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  21. this will be great for a weekend brunch on the patio. stunning photo

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  22. ooh, yummy. coffee might be my favorite thing in world, and this granita looks just perfect :)

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  23. YUM. This looks delish! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So happy to have found yours. I read your bio, and we may or may not be the same person ;) I'm delighted to be your newest follower! xoxo, morgan

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  24. huge coffee lover, too! this sounds SO refreshing and yummy! will have to bookmark this one! thanks!

    [oomph.]

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  25. When I first saw the name for the recipe I wasn't sure it sounded good but after reading the recipe I know it sounds great! You always have the best, creative recipes. I love when I see you have a new post. I can't wait to see what it is. This would be so yummy on a summer evening. I can't wait for summer :) Happy early weekend!

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  26. Coffee is an essential in the mornings for me as well. Your granita looks very refreshing!

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  27. I love taco salad and the sandwich looks great! I love your mission statement too, I really appreciate your recipes. And I always make my tacos with turkey meat too, much better, I think.

    This coffee drink looks good. I don't drink coffee but I love the flavor and the smell and this recipe could be really versatile too.

    You're great-take care,

    Shauna

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  28. Look how pretty that looks! I too dream of coffee the second my eyes open in the morning. Nothing like coming down to a fresh pot when I remember to put the timer on!

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  29. This looks sooo amazing, im not a big fan of coffee but i wouldnt mind trying this :DDDDDDD

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  30. Beautiful picture Val!! This is amazing! I absolutely adore coffee too!

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  31. My hubby would love this!
    Have a great weekend Val!
    xx

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  32. This is so different. Never heard of such a thing. It looks nice though.

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  33. This is a must for brunch. Sounds absolutely perfect!

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  34. Sorry, let me just pause for a moment and take this all in…*blink blink*

    Val, you did it again. My warm cup of coffee with sugar free hazelnut creamer just doesn't look the same or nearly as appetizing and festive as this, to which I am tragically sad.

    I require this. Thanks for that. :) ~Megan

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  35. I live for granita in the summer and am always looking for new flavors and takes on it. Love your idea with coffee and whipped cream here, Val! Looks like it would go down smooth on these hot Texas days...

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  36. mmmm! yummy!
    hubby and i loved the taco salad sammichs too btw!
    thanks again for sharing!
    Xxx

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  37. This sounds so refreshing, and I am a sucker for anything related to coffee!

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