I love coffee… well, I am addicted to coffee. Not to the brewed coffee but to espresso. I restrict myself to no more than 2 a day, but I could drink so much more. Only the smell of a freshly brewed espresso in the morning sets the day in the right direction. You know what I mean, right? I obviously like all things made with coffee too… and when it is a very hot summer… why not have an iced espresso instead of a warm one?? This is the last recipe of the series about the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I organised for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 event! This is my mom’s recipe. She used to make it in summer when we used to spend our holidays in Sicily. I love it as it is really “icy”, and when you shake it just before serving it, the ice crystals break and the coffee becomes like a granita. It is also sweeter and milder than a normal espresso, so it won’t keep you awake too long. Just remember… serve it in small shots.
Ingredients (3 servings):
3 espresso shots
½ shot of water
4 to 5 tsp sugar
Mix all the ingredients together in a plastic shaker and let them cool down.
Put the shaker in the freezer for at least 2 hours and defrost 30 minutes before serving.
Shake well to break the ice crystals and serve in an espresso cup.
Kiri W. says
I love iced espresso 🙂 Or any coffee, really.
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Intriguing! I’ll have to give it a go…
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
I love coffee, I mean loveeeee coffee! You tempt me to me a cup after midnight hehe! Awesome job..your mom recipe is fantastic!!!!Enjoy your weekend!
Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com says
I adore espresso too; years ago we invested in a fantastic machine which still cranks out stupendous espressos with thick crema on top, never bitter. I often have iced coffee (particularly at the cabin at the lake) but I’ve not thought of this! So yummy. I know afew folks who would love it too, serious coffee people!
Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
A great classic! Love it!