Coffee Desserts

Two Frozen Coffee Desserts You’ll Love

Despite America’s love for sweetened coffee drinks, we often forget that coffee is excellent as an ingredient in desserts. Why not add some of the coffee flavor you love to some cool desserts for the summer? Here are two frozen coffee-based desserts we think you’ll enjoy. As always, be sure to use quality coffee for the best flavor in these desserts.
Coffee Granita
This is the easiest coffee dessert you will ever make, trust us. The result is a light, melt-in-your-mouth, coffee flavored shaved ice that is perfect for hot summer days.
Take one cup of hot coffee and mix with 1/4 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sweetened coffee into a shallow dish (casserole dishes or cake pans work well) and place in the freezer. Allow 30 minutes to pass, then rake through the semi-frozen coffee with a fork. Return to the freezer and continue raking every 30 minutes until no more liquid remains. Serve and enjoy!
Hot tip: try adding a shot of coffee liquor or another favorite liquor for an extra boost of flavor.
Coffee Gelato
Coffee is a well-loved flavor in Italy, where gelato is a popular dessert. It’s only natural that these two delicious things would get together and make the most luxurious coffee dessert of all time. You’ll need an ice cream maker to properly execute this scrumptious dessert.
Ingredients:
1 ½ cups whole milk
5 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
½ cup double strength coffee or espresso
To make, gently bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan. While the milk is heating up, whisk the sugar and egg yolks together in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves and the yolks lighten in color. When the milk is finally boiling, slowly whisk the hot milk into the eggs, then add the coffee or espresso. Put this custard back in the saucepan you used for the milk and stir over medium low heat until it thickens to a pudding-like consistency. Cool in the refrigerator overnight, then use your ice cream maker to freeze into gelato. Store in the freezer.

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