I think spring made a guest appearance and then summer blazed in and sent her two stepping. Blazing as in it’s already been in the 90’s in my neck of the Southern woods. Which means, if there isn’t rain coming down, my rag top is down, shades are on and my crazy convertible hair (how do “those” girls keep perfect convertible hair anyway?) is flying all over the place.
When I get home I’m always looking for something COLD to enjoy. Like a granita. A caffeinated coffee granita tops that list. What’a granita you ask? It’s pretty much an adult version of a sno-cone. They’re super easy to make and that gives you an excuse (as if we need one) to enjoy coffee without the heat.
As a crazed coffee lover I’m all about spreading the coffee love every which way I can. Our coffee of choice? Lavazza! Lavazza has been around for 100 years and is Italy’s #1 brand of coffee. We’re thrilled to be a Lavazza Passionista and hope you’ll consider (if you haven’t already) trying out one of their four specialty drip coffee blends – Gran Aroma, Classico, Gran Selezions and Perfetto.
You can make the granitas up in the morning and they’ll be ready for you when your mid afternoon evening craving kicks in. Just be sure you sweeten the coffee while it’s hot so that it combines. If you like yours sweeter add more sugar, like yours less sweet (who are you) then pull back. It’s all up to you. Matter of fact, if you’d like to booze it up a splash of Bailey’s on here is also faboosh.
You can explore more about Lavazza by visiting www.shoplavazza.com
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lavazza. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
- 2 cups Lavazza coffee
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Mix sugar with coffee while hot. Set aside to cool.
- Add vanilla. Mix to combine.
- Pour coffee into a glass or metal (not non-stick because you'll be scraping) loaf pan.
- Transfer to freezer for approximately 1 hour.
- Using the tines of a fork scrape mixture. Return to freezer.
- Continue scraping every hour until mixture is in snow like consistency.
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Meredith In Sock Monkey Slippers says
I love granitas and making this with my Lavazza and pouring a little Baileys over it!
Matt Robinson says
What an AMAZING idea Paula! Love the coffee in this! I made granitas recently but yours are truly awesome.
Coffee Granitas sound like something I can get down with.
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Great idea!! I love the creativity!
Baby June says
That looks awesome! I usually drink my coffee with just cream, but sweet coffee is always great. Will have to try this!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
I’m not much of a coffee drinker…but, I’m definitely a coffee granitas eater!
Kim Beaulieu says
Nice, I need to make this for hubs. Love those spoons.
Thanks Kim. Picked them up at Jeni’s Ice Cream in Nashville. http://shop.jenis.com/goods/set-of-4-ice-cream-spades/
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
I am going to surprise my husband and make these for him! This looks amazing!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I am obsessed with coffee. I probably drink at least 3 cups a day. I’m definitely switching one out for this!
I am a coffee lover so you are speaking my language and making it into a granita, even more delicious for the summer heat! I’ve never tried that coffee brand before but now I MUST get my hands on some!
oooh, granitas are on my to-make list!
Ginny McMeans says
This is so smart! I know what I’m having all summer long.
Betsy | JavaCupcake.com says
Uhm………… yes, please!
taylor @ greens & chocolate says
I’m all for enjoying coffee in every form possible, too! Love this granita!
I’m just about to die over that gorgeous photo with the coffee bag! I want it on my kitchen wall above the coffee maker! Love this dessert!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Ohhhhh…Paula. Yes, please!
Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion says
love love love granitas… Coffee is the perfect flavor… yay summer
These granitas look amazing! I love coffee!
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines says
Okay, so you made me jealous with your rag top comment. I so badly miss my Jeep! I love coffee granita too but haven’t made it in a long, long time.
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
If you figure out how to keep your hair sane in the convertible, you need to clue me in. Mine immediately goes into a ponytail. It’s still chilly up this way, but I’m bookmarking this for when it finally warms up. You know I love my coffee!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Very creative! Great way to get my coffee fix during the hot summer months!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Granitas are the best! I love that you made this one coffee flavored…yum!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Oh how neat! I love this! Oh and how do those girls not end up with crazy convertible hair?!
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
Ah yes, I would love this.
Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
Love granitas in the summer!
Love Lavazza coffee – use to use all the time for our espresso. Haven’t made a granita and am not sure why. Your recipe is so easy sounding …. things need to change around here!
Rok Jurca (ROKCO) says
Interesting recipe and only three ingredients. It’s the first time I see something like this. Very nice.