This is a traditional Sicilian dessert for the hot weather. It starts with an icy espresso granita (“little grains” in Italian). The crystals are scraped up with a fork and served with a dollop of whipped cream.
Make Ahead Tip: Freeze in a sealable plastic container for up to 1 week.
Tip: If you don't have an espresso maker, use instant espresso powder and water; store the powder in your freezer after opening. Instant coffee will also work in a pinch, it just won't be as full-flavored.
117 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 18.6g; sugars 18.6g; fat 4.8g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 16.6mg; vitamin a iu 151.9IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 1.5mcg; calcium 12.3mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 73.1mg; potassium 118.4mg; sodium 17.9mg.