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Cappuccino Granita

 Cappuccino Granita
“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
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + freezing


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and gelatin powder. Pour coffee over
  • sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Stir in creamer.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 156 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.