Coffee and Orange GRANITA

For those coffee lovers, this is a beautiful healthy dessert that you can eat anytime of the day without feeling bad. Granita is a semi-frozen dessert which originated from Sicily. Normally made from sugar, water and flavourings, this version will leave you feeling satisfied with no regrets. 

Serves 2-4

Time 4 hours (includes freezing time)


2 cups cold drip coffee
¼ cup honey
2 tsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest


Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well, taste for sweetness. Pour mixture into a baking dish and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Remove from freezer and using a fork, scrape the mixture into ice crystals. Return pan to the freezer and continue this scraping process every 30 minutes for the next 2-3 hours. Once the mixture is frozen, fluff with a fork and let set for extra 30 minutes

When ready to serve granita should look fluffy and ‘dry’. Spoon mixture into iced glasses and top with chocolate coated coffee beans.



Recipe and photo courtesy of Zoe Bingley-Pullen,