Coffee granita: very easy recipe to cool off in summer


I think that the lemon granita and the coffee granita are two of the most refreshing drinks that can be had in summer. When the intense heat starts, I love to find them in many bars, which also offer horchata as a third option. I like them so much that if I can prepare them at home, so much the better.

Learning how to prepare a refreshing coffee granita at home is very practical, because in addition to being great, it does not have any difficulties and the satisfaction that having one in the afternoons of August provides is wonderful.


For 4 people
  • Coffee (drink) 500
  • Sugar 60 g
  • Lemon juice 8 ml

How to make a refreshing coffee granita

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 10 m
  • Elaboration 5m
  • Cooking 5m
  • Repose 1 hour

The ideal way to have a good coffee granita is to use strong coffee, which is why I start by preparing a good coffee maker fed with good coffee. If you prefer, you can also use soluble coffee and water but I prefer the authentic taste of freshly brewed coffee.

While the coffee rises, heat 100 ml of water and dissolve 3 tablespoons of sugar in it. We stir and let it reduce for 5 minutes until we obtain a syrup or syrup that we mix with the coffee. Add the lemon juice and mix well. We taste and rectify the sugar.

We place the mixture in a tupperware or on a tray and freeze it for 2 hours. After that time, we break the ice crystals that have begun to form using a sharp knife or fork.

We return to the freezer and repeat the operation every 30 minutes, until all the contents are small crystals, similar to crushed ice. Each time the color of the mixture will be more golden and less dark. We serve the coffee slushies in tall glass glasses that allow you to enjoy the vision of the crystals and optionally we decorate it with lemon zest.

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