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Espresso martini granita recipe

Espresso martini granita recipe

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This easy, make-ahead dinner party pud combines the flavours of an espresso martini cocktail with a classic Italian frozen dessert. Vodka-spiked coffee granita is spooned on top of whipped cream for a luxurious combination – all made using just four ingredients. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins plus 6-8 hrs freezing
  • 301 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 550ml strong hot coffee
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 70ml vodka
  • 300ml whipping cream

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    13g 63%
  • Sugars

    22g 25%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 22.6g Protein 1.2g Fibre 0g


  1. Pour the hot coffee into a saucepan, add the sugar and place over a medium heat for 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the vodka, then tip into a freezer-proof container and leave to cool.
  2. Freeze for 6-8 hrs, stirring with a fork every 2 hrs to separate the ice crystals, until completely set.
  3. Pour the cream into a mixing bowl and whisk to soft peaks. Divide between 6 glasses. Top each with the granita and serve immediately.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines (granita only)

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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