Home · Recipes · Ice Cream Espresso Granita with Ice Cream Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: May 27, 2015Updated: Jun 10, 2023 View Recipe6 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Espresso granita served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate shavings. It has the flavor profiles of an affogato and a caffe con panna. You’ve already enjoyed your morning coffee. Perhaps you’re already on your third cup of coffee day. But, you’re still craving more! No need to pour another cup. I present you a far better, far tastier solution. Espresso granita with a double scoop of vanilla ice cream! Frozen Espresso Dessert Summer heat is on! That means it’s time for frozen treats, no bake desserts, and plenty of ice cold beverages. Last week I shared this refreshing strawberry basil granita. It was so good that I had to make a second granita right away. Just like popsicles, you can pretty much freeze anything into a tasty granita. If given the choice between a cup of coffee or an espresso granita… hands down espresso granita! Especially if ice cream is involved. More Espresso Based Recipes Classic Irish Coffee Iced Ube Latte Cinnamon Dolce Latte Granita Affogato Coffee and cream is so passé. Espresso and ice cream is a winner. Have you ever had an affogato? It’s a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or gelato) with a shot of espresso poured over. DELICIOUS! The espresso granita with ice cream is pretty much the same concept, except instead of hot espresso you get frozen espresso. With this version of a frozen affogato, you can eat slower and truly savor this flavors of this perfect pick-me-up dessert. While I used vanilla ice cream, if you’re a true coffee-holic, I suggest making this dessert with coffee ice cream. Related delicious summer frozen treats to enjoy: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream Mais con yelo Almond mocha ice cream bars Passion fruit rosé popsicles Espresso Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream This espresso granita with ice cream follows the same concept as an affogato. Instead of pour hot espresso over ice cream, this dessert is topped with frozen espresso ice crystals. This makes for one refreshing summer treat! Prep Time: 2 hours hoursTotal Time: 2 hours hours Servings: 4 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients1 ¾ cup (12 oz) strong espresso, warm¼ cup granulated sugarvanilla or coffee ice cream, store-bought or homemadeshaved dark chocolate, to garnish Instructions Stir together espresso and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour mixture into a freezer safe baking pan/dish. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use a fork to stir up the icy liquid. Return to freezer and continue to remove every 30 minutes to scrape contents. It should take about 90 minutes to 2 hours until the mixture has turned into ice crystals.Scoop ice cream into serving dish and top with espresso granita. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired. NotesRecipe for homemade coffee ice cream here. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DessertCuisine: American, ItalianKeyword: espresso granita, frozen espresso, granita affogato, coffee dessert Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.