Latte Granita

by | Nov 19, 2012 | 11 comments

Latte Granita - Cook Republic  

Granita is a Sicilian frozen icy dessert made water, sugar and flavouring. A light refreshing treat, granita is a textural delight. In Italy where it is extremely popular, the texture can range from coarse icy crystals to slushy and sorbet like. It is also one of the fastest desserts to make.


Latte Granita  

I bought Donna Hay’s latest offering Fresh And Light over the weekend. I own every single Donna Hay magazine ever produced and all of her cookbooks including a personally signed copy. So I had to buy the latest cookbook too. It is a religion, a habit. One that never disappoints. There were so many things I wanted to try from the book at first glance. The page of granitas jumped out at me. I couldn’t for the life of me remember whether I had made a granita before, probably not. Memory does funny things as you grow older especially if you have been cooking for over 20 years. So for all practical purposes, it was my first time making granita. It was a breeze.


Latte Granita 

I used organic agave nectar for this recipe and added some spice. I loved the texture. I am a fool for coffee, a die hard romantic for it’s dark caffeine filled notes. So I naturally loved this dessert. But what truly elevated my senses was the texture. And the fact that it had milk in it, hence the name Latte Granita. I absolutely cannot wait to try out different flavours.


Latte Granita - Cook Republic







A beautiful elegant and simple dessert made from only three base ingredients, Latte Granita is a sophisticated summer treat.

Makes – To serve 2-3



2 cups milk
1/4 cup organic agave nectar
1/3 cup strong espresso coffee
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Strain the liquid into a clean freezer safe bowl (I used an enamel bowl, but tin is great too). Cover with two to three layers of cling wrap. Freeze for a minimum of 8 hours (or overnight).

To serve, scrape the granita with a fork. Scoop icy shavings in a small cup/bowl and serve immediately.


My Notes

I used Illy coffee and made the espresso in my Bodum French Press.

You can completely eliminate the spices or experiment with a sprinkling of cocoa powder or ground chilli.

Maple syrup can be used as a substitute for agave syrup




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  1. Rosa

    Mmmhhh, delicious (but too cold for November… ;-P)!



    • Sneh

      You must come down to Australia, we are headed into summer!! 🙂

  2. Martyna @ WholesomeCook

    I recently got this book too, it’s just as great as Donna’s others! Love her work and this recipe is one that I’ve bookmarked too!

  3. marla

    Quite frankly I am always looking for more ways to get caffeinated ~ beautiful granita!

  4. chinmayie @ love food eat

    I love Granita! What I like the most about it is how easy and quick it is to make (and eat) 😉

  5. Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    I really want to buy this book! this looks stunning – I too am a fool for coffee. Love your styling Sneh!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Beautiful granita, I just wish it was still summer – it would taste especially refreshing!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Espresso. Granita.

    I am all over these – between the ease & the flavor!

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Perfect time of the year to enjoy this beautiful latte granita. I should have made one today!

  9. Kiran @

    Anything caffeine and icy, I’m all for it! YUM! 🙂

  10. Sonia Monagheddu

    Hi, I’m Sonia, an Italian food blogger, sorry for my bad English, I want tell you that I have included the link of this recipe in the section on my blog dedicated to “10 ways to make” (“10 Modi di Fare”) granita recipes.
    The post is ‘Granita ai mirtilli’ I hope not to bother you.
    Have a nice day.



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