Granita is a wonderful semi-frozen iced dessert originally from Sicily, but now popular in many places. In this Café de Olla Granita recipe, cinnamon and cloves add extra flavors. This is a perfect choice for a special occasion dessert and it is easy to make.
- 6 cups water
- 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 4 medium cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds (optional)
- 2 whole cloves (optional)
- 3 to 4 tablespoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO Pure Instant Coffee Granules
- Whipped cream
- Ground cinnamon
COMBINE water, sweetened condensed milk, cinammon sticks, anise and cloves in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in coffee granules until dissolved. Cover; steep for 5 minutes.
STRAIN coffee mixture through a fine sieve into 13 x 9-inch baking pan; cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 4 to 5 hours, stirring every hour to break up ice crystals, until slushy. Serve in individual glasses; serve with dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon.