The Recipe of Villa Campestri Coffee Granita

The Recipe of Villa Campestri Coffee Granita

When temperatures rise, you want something fresh that can invigorate us with taste. Ice cream is certainly a classic but sometimes you prefer something fresher and lighter, which you can sip by the pool. At Villa Campestri we have the right solution, discover the recipe of Coffee Granita now!

The history of granita

The “granita” is a drink born in Sicily that is still consumed today as a real ritual.

The ritual of granita is in fact experienced as a moment of communion and social relations, an ancient tradition of taste.

This typical product seems to have been born from the tradition of the “nivaroli”, that is, those who by profession collected and kept the winter snow for use in the hot summers.

The nobles owned private “neviere”, fresh places dedicated to the storage of winter snow. The snow was grated and used in the preparation of sorbets and ice creams to be tasted in the heat, by pouring lemon juices or fruit or flowers syrups on top.

Thus was born the famous Sicilian granita, which then evolved acquiring its famous creaminess thanks to the introduction of the “pozzetto” and other tools.

Espresso yes, but tasted cold… indeed frozen.

When a tradition meets another tradition something truly unique is born.

Coffee granita, with its taste of Italian espresso, is a drink that you will surely fall in love with. It combines two great Italian myths in a single glass: the historic granita and the coffee tradition.

In fact, coffee is a habit so deeply rooted in Italy that it is difficult to give up this pleasure in summer. When the temperatures rise, however, consuming a hot drink is not optimal.

There are many new versions of coffee that can be enjoyed during the summer such as:

  • cold coffee;
  • shaken coffee;
  • creamy coffee ice cream.

Among all these delights, however, coffee granita is definitely the right solution when looking for an invigorating, fresh and light drink.

The Recipe of Coffee Granita

The good news is that it is not necessary to be a barman to be able to make coffee granita but it is a drink that can also be easily prepared at home. Here is the recipe for you.

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup of strong espresso
  • fresh cream,
  • cocoa or coffee beans for garnish.


Dissolve the sugar in a cup of water, add the coffee and let it cool.

Pour the solution into an ice cube tray and leave to freeze overnight.

Whip the fresh cream with the vanilla sugar (do not mix too much).

Add the ice cubes of the solution after shredding them in a blender.

At this point you can also add some brandy. You can serve it with a little whipped cream and a mint leaf.

A fresh tradition to taste

Coffee granita is a classic for the hot Italian summer, it can be eaten for an invigorating break or by the pool for a refreshing moment of relaxation. If you also want to give yourself fresh moments of pleasure, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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