Dessert

Bizzy Espresso Granitas

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Little known fact about me (that isn’t necessarily going to win me popularity votes…) – I really don’t care for ice cream. There. I said it. Any time I admit it out loud, I get a look suggesting I ought to be confined to an island far, far away. That idea is sort of appealing to me, though – so I’m okay admitting it aloud.  I know I am part of the minority, but the ice cream truck didn’t invoke the same sort of emotion in me as a child that it does for 98% of the population.

Enter the granita. By definition, a granita is is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. This version is kind of ice cream’s cousin because the two main components are whole milk and Bizzy cold brew coffee. I mean – it’s basically a cold brew coffee in a frozen form. Lightly + naturally sweetened and velvety smooth, this dessert makes me insanely happy.

If you’re invited to a dinner party, bring this to the table for dessert. It’s the definition of simple and a great way to cap off the night amongst friends. 5 ingredients + the bold, smooth flavor of the Bizzy coffee really shines in this dish.

This may be my new morning routine. Then again, I’m a sucker for cold brew.
Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic whole milk (don’t go less fat, friends. Use the whole milk.)
  • 1 cup Bizzy cold brew concentrate
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Sweet organic pure cane sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate covered espresso beans

Method:

  1. Combine the whole milk, Bizzy cold brew + cane sugar in a saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop, whisking constantly for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Refrigerate the liquid 12-24 hours.
  4. Pour the mixture and roughly chopped chocolate espresso beans into an ice cream maker and follow the directions per the manufacturer manual. I used a Cuisinart and let churn 20 minutes to thicken.
  5. Transfer the churned granita mixture to the freezer to harden another 12 hours. Serve + enjoy.

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