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A Cool Cafe Granita Recipe…

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), and coffee

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A hot summer day strolling through Rome and nothing is more refreshing than a caffe granita or iced coffee..and when I am not in Rome…I make my own caffe granita wherever I call’s my favorite recipe from

The Basic Art of…. Coffee



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Caffe Granita

1 cup spring water

3 tblsps sugar

1 vanilla bean

1 1/2 cups of espresso coffee


Place water, sugar and vanilla bean in pan and bring to a boil. remove from heat and remove vanilla bean. Pour liquid  in ice cube tray and let freeze. When frozen place in ice crusher to make crushed ice. Place crushed ice in small glasses and pour hot espresso over this. Serve topped with whipped cream.


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