cappuccino popsicles and granita
June 17, 2012 in recipes
First up I have to confess that I am not a coffee drinker. It’s not because I don’t like coffee, I do. The taste of a good coffee is very pleasant. I can even go so far as to say I love the deep aroma it gives off when it’s brewed, and I thoroughly enjoy hanging out in coffee shops with the strong smells of roasted beans wafting around.
When I’m in Italy I drink coffee all the time …but that is whole other story.
I don’t like the effect it has on my body, so when I do drink it I will order a decaf cappuccino.
having said that, I do love the flavour of coffee in other foods like desserts, cakes, ice cream and chocolate. Rich, comforting and deeply aromatic, it really is a fantastic ingredient to cook and bake with.
I wanted to develop a recipe using Cafe Enrista pure coffee sachet’s and thought a popsicle would be a wonderful and easy dessert snack to bring out at the next dinner party. In order to make the ice particles freeze to an acceptable smooth texture, I added condensed milk. The milk solids and the sugar dissolved into the coffee to form a decadent frozen coffee dessert. Who wouldn’t like a frothy cappuccino with silky condensed milk?
I made versions of these popsicles using fresh cream on top, and others using condensed milk. Both were lovely and gave them a nice creamy edge.
The coffee / cappuccino / condensed milk mix was so tasty I poured it into a shallow metal dish and scraped out lovely granita crystals. Serve these in small glasses as a fabulous alternative to round off a meal.
Recipe on Drizzle and Dip
Enrista cappuccino is now also available in decaf.