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Amaretto Espresso Granita

Amaretto Espresso Granita

Amaretto Espresso Granita, a frozen treat made with sweetened black coffee, flavored with Amaretto liquor and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword amaretto, espresso, granita
Servings 6 to 8
Author Marisa


  • 2 cups freshly brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto Liquor
  • chocolate covered coffee beans for garnish optional


  • Pour the freshly brewed coffee into a freezer-safe pan (I used a 9x9 inch square pan).
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Stir in the liqueur and cool completely.
  • Once cooled transfer the coffee mixture to the freezer.
  • After the initial first 30 minutes in the freezer, stir the mixture with the tins of a fork and repeat every 30 minutes until the mixture has a grainy like consistency.
  • The whole process should take about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Before serving beat together the whipping cream, sugar and liqueur in a medium sized bowl.
  • When ready to serve, spoon the coffee crystals into glass cups or dessert glasses.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a chocolate covered coffee bean.