Cappuccino Granita Recipe
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Cappuccino Granita Recipe

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“I served this easy frozen dessert when a friend came to lunch during a heat wave. With coffee as the starring ingredient, it was a cool treat on a scorcher of a day.” —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups hot strong brewed coffee or cappuccino
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated hazelnut nondairy creamer
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
  • 6 Pirouette cookies or cookies of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and gelatin powder. Pour coffee over sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Stir in creamer.
  2. Transfer to a 1-qt. dish; cool to room temperature. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 4-5 hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with hazelnuts; serve with cookies. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Pepperidge Farm Pirouette cookies.
Originally published as Cappuccino Granita in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p61

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darnell moser User ID: 2053102 118111
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I made this dessert for my husband a while back and he really liked it (he puts hazelnut creamer in his morning coffee, so it was a natural for him). The recipe worked great just as printed, and was yummy without any cookies to accompany it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Sally!"

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